Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Lopez 11-year veteran of the discount retailer.
Ron Lopez, an 11-year veteran of Wal-Mart Stores, will serve as the first manager of the discounter's new Roseville supercenter when it debuts in about a year "It is really exciting to join the group here in Roseville," said Lopez, who is now manager of Wal-Mart's store in St. Anthony Village. "Coming into a new facility is something to look forward to." Lopez added he is looking forward to "getting to know the community. We try to be a good community partner and that is what I want to establish in Roseville." The 150,000 square-foot Roseville store will be built on a 14-acre site at the northeast corner of County Road C and Cleveland Avenue. Asked what he likes best about working for Wal-Mart, Lopez said, "It's the people and meeting …
Move would be to accommodate serving the store's larger number of customers.
Is Apple planning to take a bigger bite out of Rosedale Center and relocate its existing store at the Roseville mall into larger quarters? That's the story being reported by the St.Paul Pioneer Press. "Apple hasn't confirmed a Rosedale-store move and expansion, but a source says the bigger store will occupy a space across from the existing outlet," writes Pioneer Press reporter Julio Ojeda-Zapata. "That new space, vacated by three smaller stores, is now boarded up." Contacted by Roseville Patch today (Monday), Rosedale senior marketing manager Elisabeth Ostrander said, "At this time I have no further info on Apple." Apple's Rosedale store occupies about 3,000 square feet. Since it debuted a few years ago, the Apple Store has been one of …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Roseville shop's customers have ranged from CEOs and local celebrities to movie stars.
In a world of cookie-cutter clothes, John's Tailors stands out in the retail crowd. Since its founding in 1981, the Roseville tailoring shop has stitched its niche as a maker of custom suits for men and women and hand-made shirts along with handling clothing alterations and selling clothing accessories. And it's a business that attracts a wide line of customers, from CEOs to celebrities, said shop owner Nadir John. Prices for custom-made suits range from $1,200 to $2,600, depending on the fabric. Some of John's notable customers include Kevin McHale, former NBA baketball star and now a professional coach. "We do his shirts and suits for him (McHale)," John said. John said his shop has, in years past, also made custom clothes for movie …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The discounter intends to build a 160,000 square-foot store.
Roseville Mayor Dan Roe is among dignitaries scheduled to participate in today's groundbreaking for a new 160,000-square-foot Wal-Mart supercenter at County Road C and Cleveland. Other officials slated to offer brief remarks at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony include a Wal-Mart executive and Tim Roche, CEO of the Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce. Wal-Mart last month completed a deal to a buy a 14-acre parcel from Roseville Properties Management in the city's Twin Lakes neighborhood for the new store. Terms were not disclosed. Plans for the Wal-Mart store have been more than a year in the making and the discounter's intentions have been met with mixed reaction from the community. "Is it too late to protest Walmart coming to Roseville!," …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The discounter plans to build a 160,000 square-foot store in the city's Twin Lakes neighborhood.
Giant discounter Walmart is scheduled to hold ground-breaking ceremonies at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday (May 8) for its 160,000-square-foot supercenter at County Road C and Cleveland Avenue, the Pioneer Press is reporting. That store is also set to open next spring, the newspaper said. To see recent Roseville Patch stories about the Wal-Mart project click on to these links: New Wal-Mart Store Should Spur Other Development, Says Real Estate Exec Wal-Mart Closes on Purchase of Roseville Property
Friday, May 3, 2013
The discounter is expected to break ground on its Roseville store this month. But will it be a positive addition for Roseville? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
With giant discounter Wal-Mart expected to break ground this month on its proposed 160,000 square-foot store in Roseville's Twin Lakes neighborhood, that project is likely to break a development logjam in the area, according a local real estate executive. "I think it (the Wal-Mart project) will be a catalyst to get other development," said Mark Rancone, vice president at Roseville Properties Management Co. Rancone's comments follow his company closing last month on the sale of a 14-acre parcel of land to Wal-Mart for building the discount store. The big-box shop would be built on a site that is bounded by County Road C, Cleveland Avenue, Twin Lakes Parkway and Prior Avenue. Rancone predicted that with the customer traffic generated …
Relocation from HarMar Mall 5 years ago has given the independent bookseller greater visibility.
From her independent bookstore in Roseville, owner Melissa Olson likes to welcome visitors with a free cup of chai tea. "We want to make people feel comfortable when they come in," Olson said. In a world of intense competition from other booksellers and the online world, Olson said that's one way she can separate her store, The Booksop, from others in the market. That it's been a tough decade for independent booksellers is borne out in the numbers: About 10 years ago, the Twin Cities had about 200 independent seller; today there about half that number, Olson said Founded in 1981, The Bookshop operated for 26 years from HarMar Mall before relocating to 1940 Lexington Av. N. about five-and-a-half years ago. That move has given her store …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Ground-breaking anticipated in May for discount store in Roseville's Twin Lakes neighborhood.
Giant discounter Wal-Mart has closed on buying a 14-acre parcel of land for a proposed 160,000 square-foot store in Roseville's Twin Lakes area. Wal-Mart completed the purchase last Friday with Roseville Properties Management Co., which declined to disclose terms of the deal. The real estate transaction paves the way for Wal-Mart to break groound on the project. "I don’t have an exact timetable for when they will be starting work but I would think they would begin sometime in May," said Pat Trudgeon, Roseville director of community development. Wal-Mart recently applied for a building permit; Trudgeon said the city has that request under review. The big-box shop would be built on a site that is bounded by County Road C, Cleveland Avenue…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Brooklyn Center-based company says it's closing 80 shops nationwide, rebranding another 88.
Big changes are brewing at Caribou Coffee. But the Brooklyn Center-based coffee retailer's restructuring plans, which were announced Monday, won't affect the company's several shops in Roseville. The company said it plans to close about 80 underperforming coffee shops, including at least two in the Twin Cities, according to the Pioneer Press. Those two stores in the Twin Cities are at 5309 Lyndale Ave. S. in Minneapolis and 6600 Lyndale Ave. S. in Richfield, the newspaper reported. Later Monday afternoon, Caribou issued a statement from company CEO Mike Tattersfield. He said: "Over the past few months, we at Caribou have revisited our business strategy, including closely evaluating our performance by market to make decisions that best …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Roseville Petco store partners with local non-profit to find places for homeless rabbits.
Easter may be the season of chocolate eggs and bunnies. But don't go to the Petco pet store in Roseville looking to buy rabbits. The store, 2575 Fairview Ave. N., is making rabbits available-but only by adoption. Petco is colloborating with the Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society (MCRS) to promote the adoption of homeless rabbits. The Rabbit Society says it needs volunteers to exercise and socialize stable rabbits from the Roseville store. Training is provided and you need to be at least 18-years-old and commit to service one day aweek. For further information, contact the MCRS at 651-768-9755.