Saturday, February 16, 2013
SCORE, a non-profit business counseling and mentoring organization, is hosting a counseling event on Feb. 20.
Stop in from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Wescott Library for free, confidential small business counseling from SCORE. SCORE is a non-profit business counseling and mentoring organization. At the counseling event, which will be held at the Wescott Dakota Room, an experienced SCORE counselor will help you navigate all aspects of planning or operating your small business. Click here for more information regarding this and other local library events.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The historic building has had problems finding lasting tenants in recent years.
With the Fischerville Coffee House closing on Dec. 31, Mendota Heights is looking for a redevelopment planning grant from Dakota County to help rescue a historic property that has been plagued in recent years by continual owner turnover in a downturned economy, the Star Tribune is reporting. Frank Fischer opened a general store in the building 1924 and the property has retained the name of Fischerville ever since. But the coffee shop has changed ownership three times in as many years, and a recent deal to sell the building fell through. "It's three funny little parcels in search of some kind of use," Jake Sedlacek, assistant to the city administrator, told the Star Tribune. "We recognize that we have this very nice building on a very …
Monday, December 24, 2012
A business crushed by a rock slide on the West Side of St. Paul moved into Mendota Plaza this past summer.
Follow Mendota Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter As the end of the year approaches, Patch recaps the biggest stories of 2012—both in terms of pageviews and impact on the Mendota Heights community. The following article was posted May 15, 2012. Click here to learn more about BC2 by visiting its website. Other Story of the Year posts: • No. 9 Story of the Year: Mendota Heights Deer Hunter Finds 8-Foot Marijuana Plants in Valley Park • No. 10 Story of the Year: Dodge Nature Center Says Goodbye to Bald Eagle When a boulder the size of two minivans crashed through the roof of Robert Dubuc’s bakery on the West Side of St. Paul, his family business effectively closed upon impact. Now, Dubuc and …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The $60 million mixed use development has three unsold lots.
It's been seven years since the opening of the $60 million Village at Mendota Heights. Though retail is thriving and the senior housing complex boasts a waiting list, some condos and townhouses still have not sold, and it's seeming unlikely that more townhouses will be built as initially planned on the village's three empty lots. The city of Mendota Heights is taking it's time in deciding how to deal with the vacancies, discussing a small medical office building or a family style restaurant, according to the Star Tribune. "We're under no pressure to sell," Mayor Sandra Krebsbach told the paper. The Star Tribune has more on the possibilities for the site. Fefercorn's development agreement allowing his firm to buy the lots from the city has …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
It's the second year in a row this Mendota Heights business has gotten a nod for their expansion.
MetroSpec Technology based in Mendota Heights has once again made the Inc. Magazine list of fastest-growing companies. They are ranked 333 of 5,000 companies. They're ranked 4th in manufacturing and 3rd in the Minneapolis area. The business manufactures FlexRad LED light circuits. According to Inc. Magazine, they reported $5.8 million in 2011 revenue and added 22 jobs in the past three years. See the full list of fastest-growing companies on the Inc. Magazine. See Also: Minute with the Mayor: A Mendota Heights Company with a Bright Idea Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Follow us on Twitter
Friday, August 24, 2012
You voted for winners in categories ranging from best park to best appetizer. See who won!
All this summer you've nominated and voted for your favorite local businesses in categories ranging from best burger and best breakfast spot to best chiropractor and best beach. We've tallied all the poll votes and now it's time to announce the winners. See below for our complete list of Readers' Choice winners: Best Takeout in Northern Dakota County Best Sushi in Northern Dakota County Most Romantic Restaurant in Northern Dakota County Best Breakfast Spot in Northern Dakota County Best Pizza in Northern Dakota County Best Place to Enjoy a Craft Beer in Northern Dakota County The Best Burger in Northern Dakota County Best Appetizers in Northern Dakota County Best Bartender in Northern Dakota County Best Gas Station in Northern Dakota …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The hotly anticipated business is still under construction.
The work of transforming a slice of Mendota Plaza into Bread, Coffee and Cake Bakery and Bistro will continue for at least another month, according to the owner. "BC2" is reopening in Mendota Heights after a falling boulder destroyed the former location on Wabasha in April of 2011. It will occupy a portion of the space vacated by Tuesday Morning. Owner Robert Dubuc said last week that they are now working on installing the oven. The custom-made oven, which Dubuc called "the heart of the building" was dissasembled from the former location and is being put back together in the new space. The work is time-consuming but going well, he said. And while he doesn't want to set a hard date for the grand opening—"I don't want to jinx it"—he said, …
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The new skin spa will offer services including facials, Botox and laser hair reduction/removal.
A new business coming to town is ready to turn your frowns upside down—literally. Sedona Skin Spa is scheduled to open the day after Labor Day at Mendota Plaza. The spa has one location in Edina. This will be their second location. Owner Tom Lewis says they are known for their laser hair removal services. The spa also offers Botox, micro-dermabrasion and skin enhancing treatments, including facials and photo-therapy. “Anything and everything to make the ladies look good,” said Lewis. The spa has also had success with their male clients, which make up about 15 percent of Sedona Skin Spa’s business, said Lewis. Lewis said Sedona Skin Spa will fill a gap in the esthetician services available in the area. Opening day is scheduled for Sept. 4…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The chamber council for Mendota Heights and West St. Paul will shift from a programming model to a meeting model.
The West St. Paul/Mendota Heights Area Business Council is changing the format of their monthly "The Buzz" programming event and will determine the details of this change at a meeting on June 7. The West St. Paul/Mendota Heights Area Business Council is one of four such councils operating within the Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce. These councils exist to work locally with businesses and provide networking and community engagement opportunities. Business council events will no longer emphasize the workshop/speaker model, and will instead place a greater emphasis on planning and development. The council will still host some programs beyond the monthly meeting. “We felt that it was time to rejuvenate the business council,” said …