Azuki Sushi reopens a month after closing

Another Stadium Village business is reaping the benefits of the recent economic problems. Azuki Sushi will join Harvard Market East and Photo Dock as businesses that will remain open while construction of Opus CorporationâÄôs Campus Crossroads is delayed. The restaurant reopened on Dec. 1, one month after vacating for the construction of Campus Crossroads. Owner Al Lieu said the landlord gave him an official notice to leave, but a couple days after moving, he heard the project was being delayed. âÄúWhen we opened up on Monday, we were very busy; a lot of regular customers who came back after a month of no sushi,âÄù Lieu said. Given that Harvard Market and Photo Dock were told the Campus Crossroads project was delayed until May, Azuki might have to move out again in a few months. Lieu said they have the lease until mid-2009. The closing was essentially a month vacation for employees at Azuki, most of whom went to New York. One customer, first-year student Clayton Xiong, said he was turned on to Azuki by a friend who frequents the restaurant. âÄúI think itâÄôs really nice,âÄù he said. âÄúItâÄôs just really small.âÄù Yoga studio sets opening date Stadium VillageâÄôs new workout facility, CorePower Yoga , will be opening on the second floor of the Stadium Village mall Dec. 22, studio manager Tory Schaefer said. Although construction was planned a while ago, Schaefer said it was put on hold because the city of Minneapolis had to approve CorePower adding showers to the building. He said many people have already purchased yoga packages online with preopening discounts.