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Burger King Closes, New Restaurants Open and 'Fifty Shades' Fans: West Metro Business Roundup

Are you wondering what businesses are opening or closing in the west metro or otherwise making the news? Here’s your update for September 2012.

The following is a collection of business related articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in EdinaFridley, Golden ValleyHopkinsLake MinnetonkaMaple Grove, Minnetonka, PlymouthRichfield, Southwest Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story.

Minnesota School of Basketball Will Move to Golden Valley

The City Council approved the conditional use permit for the new business, which will move to the warehouse on the 8000 block of 7th Avenue North.

(PHOTOS) St. Louis Park Shows off on 'FAM' Tour

The event allowed meeting and event planners from around the area see what the Park has to offer.

Fridley Getting Goodwill Store in December

Retail space where PetSmart was will include drive-through for donations.

Minneapolis Trying to Shutter 50th & France Eatery

The city says restaurant has not paid food inspection fines going back four years

County Wants to Put Social Services Hub in Wells Fargo Building

Hopkins officials worry that a proposed social services hub at the Wells Fargo building could take up valuable parking, stretch local police and go against the image the city has been working toward.

Burger King Shutters Doors
The long-time restaurant calls it quits. While Richfield Patch couldn't get confirmation on the exact reason, recent history of a dispute with a neighboring business and a lawsuit with the city could shed some light on owners' decision to close.

Ike's Food & Cocktails Opens in Minnetonka

The original plan was for Ike's Food & Cocktails to open in spring, but there were some delays in order to achieve perfection.

New Restaurant Opened Sept. 4 In Plymouth

The Eat Shop Kitchen and Bar opened Sept. 4 in the old Joe Senser's location off Hwy 55.

Wayzata Lakefront Planning Initiative Kicks Off With Community Gathering

Launch event on Sept. 11 to help develop a 10-year plan to revitalize Wayzata’s lakefront.

New Use for Former Gander Mountain Site in Maple Grove

Two new temporary tenants will be filling the building in the fall of 2012.

'Fifty Shades' Fans Pack Galleria to Meet Author E.L. James

The British author signed copies of the 'Fifty Shades' Trilogy at the Edina Barnes & Noble store on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Rogers Auto Repair Shop Moving to St. Michael

John's Auto Electric and Auto Repair, a Main Street Rogers business, is moving to St. Michael and opening up for business October 1.

Big Thrill Factory Rec Center Coming to Former Kmart in Minnetonka

Bowling, arcade, bumper cars and mini golf in Minnetonka?

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