Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The bar and restaurant will move into the old Applebee’s space.
A Bar Louie franchise is planned for the former Ridgedale Center Applebee’s site, according to plans filed with the City of Minnetonka. “Bar Louie is an eclectic bar and restaurant franchise that is finished in local architectural touches. It is famous for their handcrafted martini menu and American style food, traditionally and regionally inspired,” Ryan D. Haro—a project director with Tanek Inc., the architecture and design firm working on the project—wrote in the documents filed with the city. The restaurant, which also has a Minnesota franchise in Uptown, will occupy 7,000 square feet on the west side of the mall. There will also be 4,500 square feet of patio space, with greenery and two fire pits. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Plans put H&M between the new Nordstrom store and Sears near the southeast entrance of the mall.
Ridgedale Center may be gaining another new store. Swedish clothing store H&M is planning a location in Minnetonka, according to Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. The retailer already has five stores in the Twin Cities. Plans put H&M between the new Nordstrom store and Sears near the southeast entrance on the upper level of the mall, according to the Journal. In early January, Macy’s announced the consolidation of Macy's Men's and Home store with its main Macy's store, creating space for Nordstrom in the former Macy's Men's and Home space. Minnetonka city officials have expressed interest in making Ridgedale into a destination instead of just a shopping center. Mayor Terry Schneider said Ridgedale could become a "mini downtown" with …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Mayor Terry Schneider said the city hopes to help turn Ridgedale Center into a destination instead of just a place to buy shoes.
In early January, Macy’s announced the consolidation of its two separate stores in Minnetonka's Ridgedale Center into one expanded location beginning in early 2014 freeing up space for a new Nordstrom store. But Minnetonka city officials don't want to stop there. They'd like to see Ridgedale become less of a shopping mall and more of a destination. At Wednesday's State of the City address, Mayor Terry Schneider said a new upscale restaurant will be added around the time Nordstrom joins retailers in the mall. "This will change the dynamics of the mall considerably," he said. "We would like to see a place where people can go for other things than just to buy a pair of shoes." Schneider said Ridgedale could become a "mini downtown" with neat …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Recent plans announced for Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka will give shoppers more options.
While Macy's will consolidate it's two stores at Ridgedale Center, the mall will also gain a Nordstrom store. Late last week, Macy’s announced the consolidation of its two separate stores in Minnetonka's Ridgedale Center into one expanded location beginning in early 2014. The 129,000-square-foot Macy's Men's and Home store will close to be combined with its main Macy's store. The main store will be expanded from 202,000 square feet to 286,000 square feet, with construction beginning this June. In a separate announcement Friday morning, Seattle-based Nordstrom announced its plans to open a full-line store at Ridgedale Center. The new store will be approximately 138,000 square feet and will open in fall 2015, according to the city of …
Friday, December 28, 2012
New Year's Eve is on Monday and New Year's Day is Tuesday. Find out which businesses and services are open or running on those days.
Banks: Most banks are closed on Tuesday. On Monday, some may be closed and some may be open fewer hours. You should check with your particular branch. Businesses: Some businesses could choose to close Monday and Tuesday. Call ahead before heading out to shop. • Target: Monday, Dec. 31: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m; Tuesday, Jan. 1: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. • Best Buy: Monday, Dec. 31: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Closed New Year's Day City offices: Minnetonka City Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, and closed Tuesday. Fire: Firefighters will be working on Monday and Tuesday. Grocery: • Cub Foods: 24 hours both days • Whole Foods: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days Library: The Minnetonka Library will be open from 12-8 p.m. on Monday and Ridgedale Library will…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
We're counting down the most popular, inspiring, interesting and tragic stories of the year.
Feeling thrifty? People around the web apparently were in January, making the article 'New Uses' Store Opens Today in Minnetonka the No. 7 most popular this year on Minnetonka Patch. A new "resale home store" opened Thursday, Jan. 19 in Minnetonka across from Ridgedale Shopping Center, at 13029 Ridgedale Drive. The store is part of a national chain with eight stores planned for the Twin Cities and hundreds planned nationwide. New Uses calls themselves a brand new take on selling and buying home goods, dealing in items such as furniture, home decor, kitchen goods, small appliances, consumer electronics, entertainment devices, tools, pet supplies and more. Costomers get cash on the spot for their quality used goods. Consumers can also buy …
Friday, July 8, 2011
This is the weekly Minnetonka Police Blotter.
All information taken from the Minnetonka Police Department Crime Activity Report and police records. INCIDENT REPORT On June 29 at 3:51 p.m. Minnetonka police officers responded to Ridgedale Center after two local women called to report a young child who had been left in a running car. On the scene, the witnesses told police they had been waiting for more than 20 minutes for an adult to return to the 3-year-old child. Within minutes of police arriving, the young girl's mother exited from the mall's west doors and approached officers. She reportedly told police she had gone inside for only a few minutes to get water for her daughter. Police report that it was 87 degrees at the time of the incident and although the car's fan and air …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The 51-year-old local man founded a company devoted to helping the disabled live independently.
Like many entrepreneurs, Kevin Sullivan figured he would have to take it upon himself to change something he didn't like. Sullivan was his own first client in 1991, when he founded a company devoted to helping the disabled live at home and, according to its mission, “control their lives and their health care needs in an atmosphere of independence.” In Sullivan’s time as the company’s founding executive, In Home Personal Care grew to serve and employ hundreds of people, and Sullivan established himself as one of Minnesota’s leading advocates for the disabled. On June 14, Sullivan was found dead, seated behind the wheel of his minivan, in the parking lot at the Ridgedale Byerly’s. He was 51. His mother, Laura Sullivan, recalled Kevin as a …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Employees grew suspicious of how gift cards were being used.
A former manager at Macy’s Ridgedale has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from that store. In a Jan. 18 criminal complaint, the Hennepin County District Attorney has charged Shannon Dee Denoma, 40, of Watertown, MN, with felony theft by swindle. According to the complaint, Denoma was an operations manager at Macy’s when, in July 2010, employees at that store grew suspicious about gift cards she was using. Minnetonka police interviewed Denoma and referred the case to the Hennepin County District Attorney. Denoma, who isn't in custody, couldn't be reached for comment, and a Macy's spokesperson wouldn't comment. Denoma’s first court appearance is scheduled for March 1.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Ridgedale shoppers share their resolutions for 2011.
Patch visited the Ridgedale Mall to find out what local shoppers had to say about New Year's Resolutions. Here's to sticking to those goals in 2011!