Commodore gets to open west dining room

The long fight to be able to use the Commodore Bar & Restaurant’s west dining room has cleared another hurdle. The Saint Paul Planning Commission unanimously approved a nonconforming use permit on January 7 to allow the restaurant at 79…

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Groveland Tap remodeling plan shutters comic shop, hair salon

The Groveland Tap's renovation and expansion plans on Saint Clair and Fairview avenues are displacing long-time tenants Uncle Sven's Comic Shoppe and the Curl Up & Dye hair salon. The Groveland Tap, 1834 Saint Clair Ave., has announced a renovation…

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Business Briefs December 10, 2021

Holly Home Renovations, LLC, owners Jill and Todd Johnson won four CotY (Contractor of the Year) awards at the 25th annual National Association of the Remodeling Industry of MN’s awards gala in November for renovation of their home at 539…

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Business Briefs October 28, 2021

The Darling Den has opened on the former Schmidt Brewery campus at 882 W. Seventh St., Suite 3. Owner and esthetician Sara Baumgartner made a name for herself in Los Angeles, where she worked with Damone Roberts and the Four…

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Local businesses are struggling with a shortage of workers

Businesses across the neighborhoods served by MyVillager are struggling with staff shortages at a time when finding enough help has become a nationwide problem. Retailers and restaurants in particular have been using every conceivable method to attract new employees. Some…

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New luxury apartments in Mendota Hts. cater to those 55 & older

The Linden, a three-story luxury apartment building for adults age 55 and older, has begun welcoming residents after being under construction for the past year at 725 Linden St., just northeast of Highway 62 and Dodd Road in Mendota Heights.…

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Creativity gives rise to new enterprises in West Midway

Midsummer Happening celebrates new murals in the Zone. Despite the limitations imposed by COVID-19, Saint Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) has expanded its presence and impact over the last 18 months in the city’s West Midway neighborhood.“We increased capacity and…

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Business Briefs July 21, 2021

Bap and Chicken, 1328 Grand Ave., will mark its second anniversary on Thursday, July 29, with dining specials and giveaways beginning at 11 a.m. Then from 5-8 p.m, owner John Gleason will continue the celebration with Korean drummers and complimentary…

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Business Briefs July 7, 2021

The Highland Business Association is seeking an individual with a high level of energy and enthusiasm to serve as its next executive director. For information, see highlandba.com/executive-director-search. The association is also seeking volunteers to help with weeding the garden beds…

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Business Briefs, June 9, 2021

Eight Moon, a graphic design and marketing agency, has moved from Minneapolis to Saint Paul’s Creative Enterprise Zone into a space in Vandalia Tower, 550 N. Vandalia St., Suite 301. The company is owned by president Megan Junius of Summit-University.…

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Positive Presence helps teens get over rough patches

Life coaching for adolescents. As a high school student growing up in suburban Milwaukee, Michelle Marie King felt bullied by other students for being “short, fat and awkward,” she said. While in high school, she was recruited as a model…

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