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Top Business Stories of 2013: New Downtown Shop and a Restaurant Closes

The top Lakeville business stories by month in 2013 included a push for Trader Joe's south of the river.

January

Lakeville Construction Firm Bids on Vikings Stadium Project

Loeffler Construction of Lakeville is one of six contenders vying for the $975 million stadium deal.

February

Lakeville Man Dives into Shakopee's Hot Dog Business

The hot dog stand is planning a late March or early April reopening.

March

Hosanna! Lutheran Among Churches Amping Up Security

Hosanna is one of multiple Minnesota churches that have brought in new security methods after Sandy Hook and other violent incidents around the country.

April

Gander Mountain Promotes Gun Safety as Gun Permit Applications Soar

The company opened a firearm training facility in its Lakeville store in 2011.

May

53-Home Lakeville Development Approved on Kenwood Trail

The Lakeville Council approved the 40-acre development at its May 6 meeting.

June

Taste of Lakeville 2013 Was a Record Breaker

The 11th annual event raised $130,000 for the Lakeville Rotary Foundation, which distributes that money to Lakeville area causes.

July

UPDATE: Should Trader Joe’s Open a Store South of the River?

One Facebook page is promoting the idea of the California-based specialty food retailer opening a store in the South Metro.

August

I-35 Traffic Jam Continues Friday Evening

A portion of northbound I-35 will be restricted to a single lane this weekend.

September

Have You Seen 'The 99'?

Presentation now on view in Lakeville highlights the causes of death of young people and how to avoid them.

October

Urgent Care Lakeville is Now Open

Urgent Care Lakeville is located in FamilyHealth Medical Clinic, a service of Northfield Hospitals and Clinics.

November

Is Casa Bistro in Lakeville Closed?

The blinds are drawn and the parking lot around the restaurant is empty.

December

Now Open: Lulu Bea's in Downtown Lakeville

The new shop has clothing, accessories, art classes and a commitment to upcycling.


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