Bachman’s to Reopen Amid Industry Confusion About Plant Sellers

The 135-year-old retailer and grower obtained an exemption from the state to open its nurseries on April 6. Some other independent garden stores have not.

Mall of America to Reopen for Blood Drives

Starting April 7, the Mall of America will open up its North Atrium for Red Cross blood drives. The rest of the shopping center remains closed.

Target Issues Bonds to Raise $2.5B

The retailer looks to bolster its balance sheet amid a “fluid outlook” for the economy.

Great Clips Lays Off 63 Headquarters Staffers

Economic fallout of COVID-19 continues to spread.

Target Scales Back Construction Plans to Keep Up with Immediate Demand

Sales in food, beverage, and home essentials are up 50 percent for late March, but higher-margin discretionary categories are down.

Ridgedale Center Closes; Only Two Metro Malls Remain Open

Rosedale and Burnsville centers are still maintaining abbreviated hours.

Best Buy Temporarily Shutters Stores, Pivots to Curbside Pickup

As the pandemic deepens, the electronics retailer has prohibited customers from entering its stores.

Quarantine Commerce

New products and services from local brands that are quickly improvising to keep employees working during the coronavirus shut down.

Retailers Wade Through the Uncertainty

HOM Furniture, Bachman’s among the latest Minnesota stores to temporarily shut down; industry leaders lobby for tax relief.

West End’s Punch Bowl to Shutter Temporarily

Meanwhile, Minnesota has received more than 72,000 unemployment insurance applications in first three days of the week.

Zimmern’s Take

The state’s biggest food celebrity on the struggle facing shuttered independent restaurants and what the future might hold.

Mall of America to Close Due to Coronavirus

As of noon, other Twin Cities malls had yet to follow suit.

Target, Best Buy to Reduce Hours

It's getting more and more difficult to operate stores during the pandemic. Both hometown retailers are stepping up employee benefits.

Hospitality Industry in Crosshairs of Virus

Between travel declines, gathering bans, and general fear, places to stay, eat, and drink are seeing a worst-case scenario.

Why are Shopping Malls Still Open?

Despite temporary closures of most public gathering places from churches to casinos, Twin Cities regional shopping centers remain open.

Museums and Theaters Close, Malls Adjust Hours, Small Businesses Scramble

Friday's state of emergency declaration due to the coronavirus pandemic prompts many Twin Cities institutions to suspend operations. Meanwhile, some small consumer businesses get creative.

Essence One Beauty Brand Rushes Hand Sanitizer Into Production

Despite a shortage of 2-ounce spray bottles, the Minneapolis-based company is working to fill orders by March 25.

New Vacancy

St. Paul's latest boutique hotels seek to define a market.

Hy-Vee to Shutter Eagan Fulfillment Center

The decision could leave more than 300 Minnesota employees without a job.

Blue Light Special: Minneapolis Buys Kmart at Lake and Nicollet

The city will buy out the lease for over $9 million to raze the store that has been blocking traffic for years.

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