Thursday, May 23, 2013
Its White Bear Lake location offers more than 50 types of olive oil and vinegar.
A store specializing in olive oil and vinegar is coming to Woodbury Lakes. The Olive Branch Oil and Spice Company plans to open a new shop at Woodbury Lakes, behind American Eagle, according to Laurie Mordorski, marketing director for the shopping center. The goal is to open around July 1, said owner Bruce Bushey, who does competitive grilling and owns the store with his wife, a former home economics teacher. The Olive Branch has an existing store in White Bear Lake, and the Woodbury location will be basically the same, Bushey said. It offers more than 50 types of olive oil and vinegar, all bottled daily. The store also carries more than 130 herbs, spices, rubs and blends, according to its website. The Olive Branch sells gift packs, as …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Longtime Oakdale resident and businessman Frank Orsello interviews local newsmakers.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It opened April 8 at the former Silver Lake Kennel location.
Growing up, Roxann Patzman had all sorts of pets: dogs, cats, guinea pigs... “I even had a snake at one time,” she said. Patzman is president of Great River Pet Center, which opened in Oakdale last month in the former Silver Lake Kennel location at 5713 Geneva Ave. N. Great River Pet Center offers boarding and grooming services (including spa treatments), and will soon offer daycare for dogs 15 pounds and lighter, in addition to other services. It also plans to increase the retail offerings in its lobby. Patzman has years of managerial and retail experience, and used to volunteer with exotic animals during educational programs at the Como Zoo. She also previously worked in a pet shop. “I realized, I can do this myself,” said Patzman, whose…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The seasonal business runs April through August.
Promising “accountability and friendship,” Janell Walter has opened a local chapter of Moms on the Run. The seasonal business begins its schedule April 22, running (literally) through Aug. 24, said Walter, who owns the Oakdale-Lake Elmo franchise. It is geared toward women, usually ages 25-60, she said. “It is called Moms on the Run,” Walter said. “But you don’t have to be a mom.” She said those who join typically come for the fitness, at first. “But they come back year after year for the friendship,” said Walter, who started running five years ago as part of a way to get in shape. She now competes in races and running has become her “passion.” Classes are set for Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve. …
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: email@example.com 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…
Friday, January 11, 2013
This new business is located near Century Avenue and Highway 36.
Full business name: Gold & Check LLC Address: 6050 50th St. N. (near Century Avenue & Highway 36) Owner: Nick Hedlund Number of employees: 1 Open date in Oakdale: October Hours of operation: Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact information: 651-777-0068 Oakdale Patch: What services and products does your business provide? Hedlund: We buy old gold, diamonds, silver and platinum. We also sell bullion (mostly Silver bullion in the form of American Eagles or Canadian Maple leafs). We also have the best rates on check cashing for payroll checks. Oakdale Patch: Do you have other locations? Hedlund: No Oakdale Patch: What made you want to open a business in Oakdale? Hedlund: I like the area. Oakdale Patch: Are ther many like this in Twin …
Friday, January 4, 2013
A new smoothie bar that offers meal replacement shakes has opened up in Bergen Plaza.
It's a new year with another new business in Oakdale. For those of you ready to kick off 2013 with some healthy meal choices in town — you're in luck. Top Tier Nutrition recently opened up in Bergen Plaza. It offers meal replacement shake packages as well as retails its products, among other services. Oakdale Patch caught up with the new business owner. Here's the scoop on Top Tier Nutrition: Full business name: Top Tier Nutrition Address: 7025 10th Street, Oakdale, MN Owner: Chase Rickord Number of employees: 2 Open date in Oakdale: Nov. 5 Hours of operation: Mon/Wed/Fri: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Tues/Thurs: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; closed on Sundays. Contact information: 763-213-9393, TopTierNutrition@gmail.com…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Are you wondering what businesses are opening or closing in the east metro or otherwise making the news? Here’s an update for the month of December.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Total Car Care moved to Oakdale earlier this fall.
Full business name: Total Car Care Address: 3115 Hadley Ave N Owner(s): Tim Zaske, manager Number of employees: 3 Open date in Oakdale: September Hours of operation: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed on Sundays Contact information: 651-528-6592, www.totalcarcareoakdale.com Oakdale Patch: What services does your business provide? Zaske: We’re a full service shop. We work on cars, do oil changes, breaks, tire rotations —anything to do with the car other than body work. So pretty much anything from changing a light bulb to full engine replacement. Oakdale Patch: Do you have other locations? If so, where? Zaske: We are just located in Oakdale. Oakdale Patch: What made you want to open a business in Oakdale? Zaske: …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
New liquor store owners opened their first business in Oakdale in October.
Danica Coons and Sandy Haub feel right at home in Oakdale. Since opening their new liquor store in Oakdale, the two women couldn't have asked for a better location for their first business. Coons and Haub took over what used to be the location of Pagerti's Liquor off of Century Avenue and Geneva Avenue. They opened Dancin On Sand Wine and Spirits — a play off their first names, Danica and Sandy — on Oct. 8 and have been transforming the liquor store over the past several weeks. "New carpet is coming, eventually," said Coons, laughing. Coons and Haub used to work as branch managers for Wells Fargo. In February, the two women found out that they would be laid off in July along with several other employees, Coons said. That's when they …