Monday, February 25, 2013
Senators Chuck Wiger and Susan Kent recently introduced legislation that is aimed at furthering economic development in Oakdale.
Oakdale's economic development could be getting a boost in the future. Sen. Chuck Wiger (D-43) and Sen. Susan Kent (D-53) recently introduced SF 48 in the Senate Taxes committee, which would extend Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts in Oakdale. This would allow further economic development at Tartan Crossing and the Tanners Lake area. “These districts are really important for the entire east metro region,” said Kent. “When we are able to develop this area, it will provide a significant return on investment.” The bill would extend the TIF districts to 2030. They are currently set to expire in 2024. “This is designed to continue the revitalization of Oakdale. There has been a great deal of work already done tearing down existing …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Little Inspirations Child Center will be moving into the old Tooterville building in Bergen Plaza.
Full business name: Little Inspirations Child Center Address: 7039 10th Street North Owners: Kelli Mauer and Jamie Hamm Number of employees: Two Open date in Oakdale: Feb. 18 Hours of operation: Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Website: www.littleinspirationsmn.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 651-730-0280 A new child care center is moving into the building that once housed the Tooterville Learning Center, which closed last summer. Little Inspirations Child Center takes children from 6 weeks old to kindergarten entry. The owners, Kelli Mauer and Jamie Hamm, have worked in the day care business for eight years, with Mauer having worked at Tooterville and Hamm having worked for KinderCare. Little Inspirations Child Center is now…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Caribou Coffee at 7009 10th Street is now open for business.
Oakdale's second Caribou Coffee shop is open for business. The coffee shop officially opened its doors on Friday after months of chatter about a second location opening up in Oakdale. The first Caribou Coffee in Oakdale is located off of Third Street next to Milios Sandwiches and across from Buffalo Wild Wings. The new Caribou Coffee — located off of 10th Street in Bergen Plaza — boasts a drive-thru window, an amenity that its counterpart does not offer. To keep up with business news sign up for our free daily e-newsletter. In addition to a drive-thru window, the Bergen Plaza location features community-centric décor, which is the company's new brand approach. Each new Caribou that springs up across the country will be decorated to …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
What should fill the vacancy at 7161 10th Street?
It once was a frame shop. Now it sits vacant. Nancy's Frame Shop used to occupy the space at 7161 10th Street in Bergen Plaza, which was constructed in 1989. The space is 1,392 square feet and is leased by the Inland Real Estate Corporation. "Every retail shop we lease is put into a new 'vanilla box' condition — new lights, ceiling, paint, carpet, etc.," said Rick Plessner, the vice president of Inland. Plessner said that some tenants negotiate a Leasehold Improvement Allowance and Inland builds that cost into the lease agreement over a five or 10 year term. What business would you like to see fill this space in Bergen Plaza? Sign up for Oakdale Patch's free e-newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Oakdale's Tree Board is planning a tree planting project on the peninsula into Mud Lake.
Tree Planting Planned on Peninsula: Oakdale’s Tree Board is planning a tree planting on the peninsula into Mud Lake on the north side of the Oakdale Nature Preserve this summer, chair Jane Klein told the Oakdale City Council at a workshop meeting Tuesday. The project would be a lower-maintenance alternative to the board’s typical summer streetscape project, she said. Council member Stan Karwoski reiterated his desire to build a floating bridge across Mud Lake to better connect the rest of the Oakdale Nature Preserve with the peninsula. Bergen Plaza Entrance to Stay Put: City staff originally thought that the entrance to Bergen Plaza along 10th Street might have to be shifted to the west when a new signal was installed there, however, …