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A new shopping center opening? 2010 Update! March 20, 2010

UPDATE JUNE 11, 2010:   TOBY KEITH’S IS OPEN!! LET THE BOOT STOMPING BEGIN!!

One of the most popular posts Shareology did last year was on a brand new shopping center opening in St. Louis Park called West End, near Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Given the interest in this retail opening, Shareology went back last week to check it out.   

Some of the first to open and most popular have been restaurants Crave and Cooper.  This is the third Crave, after the successful Galleria and Mall of America locations.   Last week Shareology found Crave patrons enjoying the spring sunshine:   

Craving the Sunshine

Cooper (named in honor of the long gone Cooper Theatre showing movies just a stone’s throw away) has also been drawing crowds.   The interior has that genuine Irish pub feeling, from those folks who just moved into Block E.   

   

   

   

   

What other retailers have opened at West End since Shareology last visited?   

Steak to Go

Creative Kidstuff: Toys and More

Republic of Couture: clothing for men, women and children

Love Culture: clothing

Not all stores are open yet — a view of coming attractions:   

Toby Keith's I Love this Bar & Grill

Hot Mama

Uber Baby: Opening April 9 !!

Sauce: think Italian!

Rojo Mexican Grill

Whew:   Shareology did not go by every single merchant  —  let’s look at a partial list:   

   

West End is a natural with the dinner and a movie crowd, and with the young mom demographic.  Heck, even Shareology loves the place!   For more information, go to:   http://www.theshopsatwestend.com/   

To read the original 2009 post on West End:   http://kayroseland.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/a-new-shopping-center-opening-in-2009/ 

Kay Roseland    @KayLoire

 

 
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