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Best Buy Job Cuts, New Restaurants and Retailers: West Metro Business Roundup

Business news in the west metro Twin Cities for February 2013, including a long-time restaurant closure and new luxury hotel.

The following is a collection of business related articles that appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Eden Prairie, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Shakopee, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael for February 2013.

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Best Buy Cuts 400 Corporate Jobs

The company said there are more cuts coming over the next year.

Plans Move Forward for Transitional Care Facility on WestHealth Campus in Plymouth

The Plymouth Planning Commission recommended the PUD amendment for the new 56-bed transitional care facility.

Hurricane Grill & Wings Makes Landfall in Minnetonka on March 4

The chain's second location in Minnesota will be in the former Old Chicago location at Highway 7 and County Road 101.

Piazza's Italian Ristorante Closes in Golden Valley

The long time Golden Valley restaurant was part of the community for more than 25 years.

New Luxury Hotel in Downtown Excelsior Given Green Light

City council overturns Heritage Preservation Committee resolution; Mayor says hotel will re-establish Excelsior as a destination city. Next: approval of final plans.

PHOTO TIMELINE: Follow Along as the Gallery Flats Project Progresses

After years in the planning and approval stages, Hopkins residents started to see progress on the Gallery Flats project when demolition began. Patch invites you to follow along as the project progresses.

Hello Pizza Set to Start Slinging Slices in March

The business received approval for a wine and beer license from the Edina City Council in February.

New Business: Core Power Yoga & Spa in Maple Grove

The business had a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Revamped Richfield Menards Opens Doors

The fully-remodeled store opened its doors Feb. 12.

Vikings Stadium Contract Goes to Mortenson Construction

The Golden Valley-based business that has built sports facilities for the Twins, Wild and Timberwolves will now help build the $975 million stadium for the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, according to media reports.

Retailer H&M Plans Store in Ridgedale Center

Plans put H&M between the new Nordstrom store and Sears near the southeast entrance of the mall.

U.S. Bank Opening First Shakopee Branch

The bank will near the intersection of County Road 21 and County Road 18.

Chuck & Don's Pet Food Outlet Coming to Edina

The new pet supply store will be Minnesota's 19th location for the Twin Cities-based business.

VIDEO: In Defense of Apartments

Hopkins Mayor Gene Maxwell’s comments at the State of the City are a reminder that apartments can be an opportunity, not just a challenge.

Use Our Twin Cities-Area Map to Find Fish Fries This Lent

Churches, businesses and groups are submitting dates, times, prices and other information about fish fries they are hosting.

Construction on New Simsonson’s Salon in Plymouth

The business said it will be relocating and reopening in its new location end of February.

New Store Moving Into Linden Hills

Neighborhood is seeing big turnover among its storefronts. First to announce? A design-minded home goods store.

FedEx Looks to Build a New Facility in Maple Grove

The new distribution facility would be located on 85th Avenue, according to the city.

Primp Hair Salon Now Open in Wayzata

Primp Hair Salon specializes in hair loss solutions for women and hair extensions.

Eden Prairie Center Announces New Stores Coming Soon

The opening dates range from March 2013 to next year. Can you guess what the five new businesses will be?

Steel Toe Taproom Opens in St. Louis Park

Since August when Steel Toe received the St. Louis Park City Council's blessing, owner Jason Schoneman has been working on the perfect taproom to compliment the brewery located at 4848 West 35th Street.

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