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Changed Name for Controversial Clinic, New Cupcake Shop and Thomas Reuters Job Cuts: Business Roundup

December business news from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities includes Gander Mountain Suing Cabela’s, a Perkins consolidation and a new Hobby Lobby.

Cupcake in Eagan. Credit: Spectrum Sign Systems, Inc.
Cupcake in Eagan. Credit: Spectrum Sign Systems, Inc.

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Bachmann Gives Lake Elmo Clinic a New Name

The business has been the target of critics and gay-rights activists. Bachmann and Associates is now known as Counseling Care.

In Court, Gander Mountain Accuses Cabela's of Cybersquatting

Lawsuit says Cabela's has been illegally sitting on competitor's web addresses, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Thomson Reuters to Cut Jobs in Eagan

Employees learned of the cuts in mid-December.

Cupcake in Eagan Opens by Week's End

The Mason Jar will open alongside the bakery, which is a Cupcake first.

St. Michael Owner Closing Albertville Perkins, Consolidating Staff

Adam Zimny and co-owner Dave Hanson announced the move to shutter the restaurant today.

Firehouse Subs Now Open in Richfield

The sub shop is now open at Lyndale Station.

Furniture Outlet Opens In Minnetonka

The store on Highway 7 and County Road 101 offers home furnishings from Chazin Interiors of Wayzata and Sofo furniture of St. Louis Park.

Honey & Rye Holds Grand Opening Celebration Tuesday

The bakery is open in the space formerly occupied by S & D Dry Cleaning.

Foodies Take Heart: Mustard Seed Spice Co. Opens in Albertville

After more than 25 years in the food service industry, an Otsego man is going gourmet with his new Albertville shop.

Hobby Lobby in Woodbury Planning February Opening

One of the most anticipated store openings in Woodbury for 2014 has set a more definitive timeline.

Flying Circus Toys Finds its Niche in Albertville Premium Outlets

If you're looking for a forgotten item or a tough-to-find toy, there's hope right here in Albertville with a locally-owned toy shop.

Wbits With a Cause: Local Entrepreneur Raising Money for Breast Cancer Treatment

Wibts, those colorful water bottle toppers, are back with a message of 'hope.' Just in time for those holiday parties.

A La Mode Nail Salon and Boutique Opens in Monique Lhuillier Space

The nail salon opened Dec. 12 in the 50th and France neighborhood.

Now Open: Lulu Bea's in Downtown Lakeville

The new shop has clothing, accessories, art classes and a commitment to upcycling.

Albertville Fire Gets a Helping Hand from Andy's Pizza

Once again the local pizza shop is teaming up with the local fire department for a fundraising event Monday night. Enjoy a pie and get delivery service from our firefighters.

After Years of Waiting, Oakdale to Cut Ribbon on New Gas Station

Kwik Trip has set a ribbon cutting for the former Amoco site, which is took over earlier this year.

Albertville Travel Leaders Earns National Recognition

Walt and Bonnie Lee also earned an "Agency of Excellence" award for the fourth straight year.

Tiny Diva Princess Party Expands from Lakeville to Eagan

The business offers themed birthday parties for children.

Early January Opening Planned for Rusty Taco in Maple Grove

Rusty Taco staff is planning an early January opening of the Maple Grove store that will be located at I-494 and Bass Lake Road.

Paint, Drink and Snack at New West End Art Studio

Brush Studio will let customers enjoy a quick dinner, then follow step-by-step directions from an artist to create their own painting.

Cherry Berry Coming to Buffalo, Albertville in 2014

After months of working to pave the way for the popular frozen treats, a St. Michael family is opening two locations of the chain soon.

123-Room Hotel Proposed for Site Near Eagan's New Outlet Mall

The hotel would be located near the parking garage for the Twin Cities at Eagan outlet mall.

Pentagon Park Developer Plans 400-Room Hotel

Hillcrest Development is looking for Edina's approval of the project by late March.

Chapter2Books in Hudson Will Have to Move

Owners hope to relocate nearby, wait for larger space to become available.

Lakeville Could See Another SuperAmerica in Town

The Lakeville Planning Commission held a public hearing for a conditional use permit for the business early in December.

Business Activity in Maple Grove 'Demonstrates the Strength of this Market'

The Opus Group announced recent sales of land to KF Dental Company LLC and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

Cook-to-Order Restaurant, Taproom Planned for Texa Tonka Mall

The restaurant would serve comfort food such as lobster mac and cheese and "roasted airline chicken."

Large Daycare Plans Location in Minnetonka

Primrose School of Minnetonka will have a licensed capacity of 204 children and will operate Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Builders, Leaders Break Ground on 'The Waters' Senior Living Community

The new facility, which is set for completion in 2014, will have 92 units of senior housing.

Interim Director Takes Helm of Northfield Chamber of Commerce

A longtime Northfield business leader and community supporter has earned the nod as the business group's leader.

Richfield Salon Concepts to Open in Spring

The hair and beauty salon is one of three new tenants recently announced for Lyndale Station.

D's Family Pizza Closes Doors Again, Hopes for Return

Six months after closing and re-opening in its Albertville location, the pizza place has spun its last pie, for now.

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