Two-Story Aquarium Coming to Rosedale Center Early Next Year

The 23,000 square-foot facility will be interactive and feature exhibits of marine animals, birds and reptiles from around the world. The project is expected to create 75 jobs.

The Founders of a Minneapolis Gift Box Business Pranked ‘Shark Tank’ and Won an Investment

Two sharks jumped on Prank-O’s pitch, but only one landed a deal. (Hint: The chosen shark also owns the Dallas Mavericks.)

Target Shakes Up Techstars Accelerator Program with New German Partner Metro Ag

The partnership, which involves the renaming of the program to Metro Target Retail Accelerator, aims to enhance the accelerator program’s reach.

First Avenue, Ragstock Ring in Holiday Season with Ugly Sweater Collaboration

Each company is claiming rights to their own sweater: Ragstock will sell the seasonal red sweater, while First Avenue will sell a black version.

The Hennepin Avenue Overhaul is Still Stinging Uptown Retailers

Uptown business owners blame torn up sidewalks and reduced parking for lost revenues.

How to Plan a Successful Business Event

Ten event veterans share tips for planning a business meeting, conference, or celebration.

Coming Soon: Mall of America Introducing Ice Skating Rink Outside North Entrance

The 12,000-square-foot “Skate the Star” rink will be built around the entrance’s star sculpture. Rink use will be free, while a skate rental fee will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.

Twin Cities Shoppers Will Spend More Online This Holiday Season

Holiday sales are expected to surpass $1.1 trillion, Deloitte says. But Minneapolis-St.Paul area shoppers are more frugal than most and likely to spend as much on experiences as gifts this year.

E-Commerce Payment Solutions Provider Sezzle Raises $100M

The financing came entirely from Bastion Capital and will go toward growing the Minneapolis-based company’s retail payments business.

Local Shopping Returns to City Center for Holidays

North Local Market opens November 15 featuring 35 makers. Now under new management, City Center hopes to highlight the downtown opportunity for small retailers.

Dairy Queen Pulls Ad Campaign After Receiving Chilly Response

The Bloomington-based fast food chain parodied childhood songs in a recent ad campaign, but it was quickly hit with backlash for the ad’s guilt-tripping tone toward parents.

Revered Wisconsin Pie Maker Stockholm Pie to Open Store in Red Wing

Stockholm Pie and General Store is opening a new location across the river. Called Pie Plate Café and Coffee, the new store will hit Red Wing’s Pottery Place within two months.

Radisson Owner is Exploring Sale of Hotel Chain, Sources Say

Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co. closed the sale for the Minneapolis-based hotel group in late 2016 and is back out looking for an owner, according to Bloomberg.

Two Rival Swim Retailers Plunge Into Partnership

Facing fierce competition, rival retailers Nani Nalu and Big Island Swim & Surf merged, in a surprise move that could make waves nationally.

Ethnic Restaurants on the Rise in Dinkytown

A growing international student population is changing the business mix near the U of M.

The Kmart the City of Minneapolis Wishes Would Go Away

Despite several closings, the store's Nicollet location remains open.

Minnesota Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Welcome Supreme Court Ruling on Online Sellers

Target and Best Buy say decision clears the way for a “level playing field.”

A Wednesday Fourth of July: Breaking Down the Impact of a Midweek Holiday

Industry representatives comment on what happens in terms of vacation plans and employee time off requests when a travel-heavy holiday like Independence Day falls on a Wednesday.

Local Interior Designer Lands Spot on HSN With Her Paint Tool Invention

Susie Ries debuts the Paint Behind on national TV.

Radisson Blu MOA Celebrates Five Years with $5 Hotel Room Flash Sale

A limited number of gift certificates will be sold on Thursday.

The Electric Fetus: A Store that (Rocked and) Rolled with an Industry’s (Ebb and) Flow

A look at what’s shaped and now defines an iconic Minneapolis record store, in honor of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Restoration Hardware’s First Twin Cities Outlet Opens at Shops at West End

The upscale home furnishings retailer is testing the waters with a short-term lease.

Smart Care Makes First Acquisition 6 Months After Spinning Out of Ecolab

The St. Paul-based spinoff expects to make several acquisitions in its first year as an independent company.

Did Local Home Goods Stores Cash In on the Long Winter?

Hardware store owners don’t like a delayed spring, despite the ice-melt sales.

Can Kim Bartmann's Gut Instinct Lead Her to Growth?

With sales down, the restaurateur leans on her intuition for creating popular restaurants and an investor's expertise.

New CEO, Similar Sales Decline for Christopher & Banks

The bright spots in its first quarter report were in sales online and at its outlet stores.

Sears Holdings to Close Three Minnesota Stores

One Kmart, Two Sears locations to be shuttered in latest round of store closings.

Mall of America Says It Will Replace Best Buy With a Unique Concept Store

As the electronics retailer plans its exit, the mall sets sights on first-to-market store.

Best Buy Reports Back-to-Back Quarters of Decade-High Same-Store Sales Growth

But the retailer’s refusal to increase its outlook for the year disappointed investors and sent shares tumbling by more than 7 percent.

Traffic to Target Stores Hit More Than 10-Year High in Q1, But Profits Disappoint

Investors sent the retailer’s shares down about 5 percent on Wednesday.

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