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 …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Be Well offers a range of services, from executive leadership coaching to reiki.
Be Well, a holistic services practice and the newest business to join The Village retail complex, opened its doors in late August. “Be Well is a practice dedicated to helping individuals optimize their wellbeing and potential,” said partner Jeanine Thompson. The practice offers a range of services, including psychotherapy for individuals, families and couples, personal coaching, executive leadership assessment and coaching, reiki and skills training. All services are built on the philosophy that daily life is reflected in a person’s body, emotions and relationships. Thompson and her business partner, Holly Bennett Etzell, hope to help clients understand their strengths and maximize their performance and potential. Thompson has a diverse …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Holistic healing center hopes to make yoga exercises and holistic treatment options available to patrons in Mendota Heights and the surrounding suburbs.
Green Lotus Yoga Center will be celebrating Nov. 19 both its four-year anniversary as a business and the grand opening of its second location in The Village of Mendota Heights. “The professional healers and teachers at Green Lotus consider the whole person—inside and out—and then support each person on his or her personal journey of growth and vitality,” said Marcia Appel, who opened Green Lotus Yoga Center's first location in Lakeville, and serves as the CEO. The Center approaches customers with the promise of living a balanced life by promoting physical and emotional health. Along with strengthening classes, a person attending Green Lotus Yoga Center might receive nutrition counseling, acupuncture, or aura readings, to list a few. "…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
A presentation to the city council Tuesday outlined options on the table and a tight deadline to pull it off this year.
Plans for a farmers market in Mendota Heights are taking shape, and planners are still eyeing a September start date. A steering committee of six has been researching when a farmers market could be held, when it could start yet this year, its location within The Village, and how to deal with the logistics and liability of vendors and shoppers converging weekly to buy and sell fresh produce and other products. “Nothing’s been set in stone, no firm decisions have been made,” said organizer Ann Ulrich at Tuesday night’s Mendota Heights City Council meeting. Ulrich is also a co-owner of Mendoberri Café and Wine Bar in The Village. The committee is considering a weekly market on Thursdays or Fridays, scheduled to bridge both afternoon and …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
More than 350 runners and walkers participated in the sixth annual event.
Some 371 registered runners, walkers, people pushing strollers and some doing a little of everything, turned out for the sixth annual City of Mendota Heights 5K Run/Walk Saturday. Sponsored by Gateway Bank, the event was held under sunny blue skies and temperatures that started warm and got warmer as the race went on. The race started and ended at The Village in Mendota Heights. Ryun Hess of St. Paul edged Dan Moline for the overall men’s championship, 18:02 to 18:09. Jenna St. Fleur won the women’s division over Jen Lenarz, 20:41 to 20:55. Mendota Heights police personnel provided race safety, while a large number of volunteers helped the runners and walkers with water, drinks, snacks and occasional advice. All race proceeds went to …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Mendoberri co-owner is rallying support for market at the Village.
Growing season in Minnesota means farmers markets full of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. Mendoberri Café and Wine Bar co-owner Ann Ulrich wants Mendota Heights to bring a market to its own backyard. Ulrich planted the seed in Mendota Heights city councilmembers’ minds at the May 3rd meeting. During public comments, Ulrich, who owns Mendoberri with her husband Robert, presented an introductory outline of her vision to bring a market to The Village. “Right now it’s just an idea,” Ulrich said before the meeting, “... There is already a buzz about it, so I want to clarify what my next steps would be to make it a reality.” Ulrich has put some thought into the plan and its advantages. “Ideally, we’d have 15-20 farmers and other vendors…
Thursday, February 10, 2011
This Mendota Heights destination—part deli, part upscale restaurant—offers fast food convenience with slow food sensibilities.
Overview: Residents of the South Metro who are travelling north on Interstate-35E to the Xcel Energy Center or the Ordway can take a short detour to enjoy fresh, organic, local fare at Mendoberri Cafe and Wine Bar, nestled in The Village at Mendota Heights. The Village has a quaint European marketplace aesthetic, which could be part of the reason the Austrian-born chef and co-owner, Robert Ulrich, chose the Mendota Heights location. Ulrich is committed to using fresh, organic, and local ingredients and serving meat and dairy products that come from antibiotic- and hormone-free, grass-fed or pastured animals only. Decor: Mendoberri is bright and open and brings the outdoors in with earth tones, real wood, fresh flowers, and nature-themed …
Sunday, December 19, 2010
The newest restaurant in Mendota Heights is chef-driven and focused on convenience.
Since opening in October, Mendoberri Café and Wine Bar has proven to be a buzzworthy addition to the Mendota Heights dining scene with its versatility and convenience. During the day enjoy scratch-made selections from the deli and bakery along with many carry-out meal options. At 4 p.m. a sit-down dinner menu becomes available, and the wine bar and fireplace become the focal point in a space that is crisp, casual and airy. Mendoberri brings thoughtfully-presented, chef-driven cuisine to the scene, with a focus on organic ingredients and carefully selected wines. Want more? Take a tour with Patch's photo gallery.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
New store at The Village offers an eco-conscious shopping experience.
Mendota Heights is now home to The Nature of Beauty (eco) boutique and spa, formerly located on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul. The store, dedicated to all things beauty but also organic, recently celebrated its grand opening at its new location in The Village of Mendota Heights shopping center. President Terri Bly now has all the space she needs to display various lines of organic and all-natural products, and has expanded to offer organic services such as facials, makeup application and waxing. Prices start at $6 for facial cleansers and around $9 for lotion. "I liked the idea of all the eco-friendly stuff all in one place," said customer Danette Knickmeier, who attended the opening. She said she has been a customer of The Nature of Beauty …