Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Find out the history of yesterday’s sites then share your best guesses on new sites.
Hopkins is going through some monumental changes. From apartments rising in the downtown to a growing park in the Blake Road Corridor, the character of the city is changing rapidly. With the city undergoing so much transformation, Patch invites you to take a look back into the past and see if you can remember what some of the current landmarks used to be. Here are the answers to yesterday’s questions. Mann’s Hopkins Cinema, Big Ten Restaurant and other businesses Hopkins Center for the Arts Oaks of Mainstreet The next three sites are: Share your guesses in the comments section below and then check back tomorrow for the answers and more sites.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Hopkins saw no shortage of business activity over the past year.
Hopkins is closing out 2012 with a different landscape than it began the year with. Long-vacant sites are being remade, and new businesses are on their way—or up and running. Here's a look at the biggest Hopkins business stories of 2012. Affordable Services at New Animal Hospital Keep Pets With Families Melanie Sharpe has been a veterinarian since 2001 and has spent most of that time working with shelters. In August, though, she opened Mission Animal Hospital at 4338 Shady Oak Road on the Hopkins-Minnetonka border. While working for shelters, she saw many families struggling to keep their pets. Her goal is to offer critical services at a reasonable price. Five Guys Burgers, Bruegger’s coming to Hopkins Minnetonka-based Solomon Real …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
All but four apartments in the development have been rented already.
“Long slog. Long slog,” developer Bill Beard joked after Mayor Gene Maxwell cut the ribbon Thursday at the Marketplace & Main development in downtown Hopkins. “We probably have the record for the most extensions.” The Beard Group’s mixed-use development at Seventh Avenue and Mainstreet certainly faced its share of hurdles. But just a couple months after first welcoming renters, it has nearly filled all its units. The building has just four units left for rent—an occupancy rate well in excess of 90 percent. The ground-floor retail space has not yet been rented, though. Developers, including Beard, have said retail is still a difficult proposition in the current market. Those overseeing the nearby Klodt Development on Eighth Avenue, for …