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Pizza parlor is not business as usual

December 10, 2004

There's one man in Uptown who has no problem going to work in the morning; he actually enjoys it. Students from the Carlson School of Management listened to the owner of Uptown's Galactic Pizza, Pete Bonahoom,...

GLBT boutique strives to cater to all

December 7, 2004

Lily's, the ski shop turned boutique near the University's St. Paul campus, is more than just a business venture to its owner - it's a whole new life. Owner Lily Beauchamp said she envisioned a gay, lesbian,...

Dinkytown: a slow evolution into hearts

December 6, 2004

Dinkytown is a tiny urban refuge of chipped paint and cracked masonry that has changed little in the last 100 years. The stacked storefronts and cramped spaces that line the streets will remain a haven...

New office hopes to help technology reach marketplace

December 2, 2004

If the Office of Business Development had been around a decade ago, people might be surfing the Web with Gopher instead of Netscape. "We had the very first browser in the world - it was called the Gopher,...

Peanut butter sandwich shop to spread nationwide

December 1, 2004

It is only open four hours a day and sells peanut butter sandwiches for approximately $5 a piece, but things are just creamy for P.B. Loco. The closet-sized store in the Dinkydome is one of two P.B. Locos...

Princeton Review helps students prepare for standardized tests

November 23, 2004

Though the Princeton Review moved its location earlier this fall from Washington Avenue Southeast to the Dinkydome, it is still helping students invest in their educations. The Princeton Review prepares...

Washington Ave. housing is a rare find

November 22, 2004

It takes a lot of good luck, or the right connections, to end up in one of the highly sought-after apartments that line Washington Avenue Southeast. Hard to differentiate from offices and businesses, the...

Local owners cater to campus

November 19, 2004

To survive among the powerful corporate-backed chains and franchises, local shops and restaurants sometimes must be willing to take what business their deep-pocketed competitors do not want. Business owners...

Know-Name Records strives to stay afloat

November 17, 2004

The last few years have not been kind to Know-Name Records. Internet music piracy and large competitors selling CDs below cost have made it hard for the small, eclectic record store to stay afloat. "It's...

Dinkytown to see more student housing next year

November 12, 2004

Students will have another housing option next August when the cranes and dump trucks finally rumble away from the hole in the ground that used to be a Pizza Hut. Brett Naylor, of Urban Land, LLC, is developing...

Rally at Northrop criticizes smoking ban

November 9, 2004

The hot-button issue of smoking bans made tempers rise during a rally Monday afternoon at Northrop Plaza, despite the cold weather. Campus Libertarians, local business owners and fewer than 10 students...

New system can process checks instantly

November 2, 2004

A new law that went into effect last week nearly eliminated the delay between writing a check and removal of funds from the account. "Check Cashing for the 21st Century," or "Check 21," allows banks to...

Harvard Market marks 100-year anniversary in Stadium Village

November 1, 2004

As buildings and store fronts on Washington Avenue Southeast have evolved with the changing fashions of the century, many businesses have come and gone. The exception through it all has been the Harvard...

Block near U to be demolished

October 29, 2004

Bulldozers and dump trucks could be tearing up land behind Stadium Village as early as today. At this point, there have been no plans announced for the land, but on Nov. 16, the University is set to buy...

Local shopping center to be torn down and replaced

October 26, 2004

Higher-end retail could change the landscape of an area in Minneapolis. The Eastgate Shopping Center on the corner of University Avenue Southeast and Central Avenue Southeast will be destroyed in the next...

Hotel near U will be condos

October 22, 2004

A new student housing option will be available by next year. What was once the Best Western Inn, at 2600 University Ave. S.E., will become a 38-unit condominium structure geared toward students and faculty...

Varsity Theater might reopen by late November

October 21, 2004

Theater lovers unite - the Varsity Theater will soon return. The theater on Fourth Street Southeast played its last public film in 1989, but it will soon be host to concerts, plays, film screenings and...

New online social connection started

October 15, 2004

It's spreading like wildfire, and it's only just begun. Thefacebook.com, an online connections and social network Web site, was launched Sunday at the University and is averaging 200 new users daily. Neuroscience...

Long journey for bar owner

October 13, 2004

Inspiration can come in many forms. Jason McLean, owner of the Loring Pasta Bar, said he remembers one of those moments of inspiration. As many actors in New York, McLean often supplemented his income...

New wristbands promote on-campus stadium

October 6, 2004

Gophers football boosters from the Goal Line Club said they want their maroon "back to campus" wristbands to be read all over. The club began selling the wristbands last week at Gold Country Inc. stores...

Government works to streamline hiring, fill hundreds of jobs

October 1, 2004

After decades of little or no hiring, the federal government is preparing to fill hundreds of jobs that will soon empty nationwide. Government officials report almost half of the federal government's employees...

Cheney addresses business issues in Lake Elmo, Minn.

September 30, 2004

Vice President Dick Cheney stopped Wednesday morning in Lake Elmo, Minn., for coffee and an hour-long conversation with local small-business owners. The event was held at the Machine Shed Restaurant in...

Degree doesn’t ensure success

September 29, 2004

Students can get an entrepreneurial studies degree through the Carlson School of Management, but it is no guarantee for success. Despite an increase in student interest for the degree program, administrators...

U-shaped locks not secure

September 24, 2004

Certain U-shaped bike locks that have been the industry security standard for 20 years are no longer so secure. That's because a 30-second video available on the Internet shows how the expensive locks...

University Bookstores benefit from staying open on Labor Day

September 24, 2004

Despite declining bookstore sales across the nation, the University Bookstores are doing better than expected. Open Labor Day for the first time this year, bookstores at the University took in almost $500,000...

Lunchtime crowd slows on campus

September 22, 2004

Some restaurant owners in Stadium Village said filling their tables has been more difficult this year than in years past. Because of low-carbohydrate diets, more choices in Coffman Union and a lack of...

Library Bar & Grill reopens

September 17, 2004

The new managers of the Library Bar & Grill said they are hoping to create a downtown-style bar in Dinkytown. They said they want to give students the option of not going to the warehouse district...

Campus restaurants swap locations

September 15, 2004

As Mangia restaurant owner Julie Wild hustled from the kitchen to the dining room, what she said was slightly alarming. "I had to put out another fire," she said. Putting out fires, figuratively, is something...

New Burrito Loco location offers full bar

September 10, 2004

For University graduates Greg Pillsbury and John Pillsbury, August came fast. After closing their old location in the Dinkydale building, the owners of Burrito Loco and their parents had only 29 hours...

Blarney Irish Pub opens in Dinkytown

September 8, 2004

As 19-year-old students at St. Thomas University, Mike Mulrooney and Kevin O'Connor sat in Plums Bar and Grill on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, they wondered what it would take to open an Irish pub. Twenty-three...

Minnesota State Fair highlights U’s activities

September 7, 2004

During the last two weeks at the Minnesota State Fair, thousands of people got a closer look at many of the University's activities. Throughout the 12-day event that ended Monday, fairgoers walked through...

AFSCME looks to renegotiate contracts

August 11, 2004

Union officials said the University will have overcharged workers who use its low-cost insurance coverage by approximately $6 million by the end of 2004. The University, which offers its own health insurance...

Marcy-Holmes party attracts residents

August 11, 2004

Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association student liaison Sara Schwan took baby steps toward neighborhood solidarity Aug. 4. "This isn't just a block party, it's a block event," journalism junior Adam Fetcher...

Students, residents excavate downtown

August 11, 2004

Last week, University graduate student Kent Bakken dug into his neighbors' past. The Elliot Park resident participated in the excavation of an abandoned lot on the 900 block of Portland Avenue. Bakken...

Group looks to build Mississippi whitewater park

August 4, 2004

Bill Tilton becomes animated as he recalls the past glories of the Mississippi. Spinning his reading glasses between his fingers, he explains his hopes of bringing them back. "The St. Anthony Falls as...

Residents work to build relationship

July 21, 2004

Marcy-Holmes residents said they hope community events like eating chili at a neighbor's place during finals week or building a float for a Fourth of July parade will bring an end to rancorous student-homeowner...

U seeks to smooth resident relations in Marcy-Holmes neighborhood

July 6, 2004

The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association and students in the neighborhood might finally be finding some common ground. The two sides met June 25 to vent their frustrations. Participants said they were...

Poor weather subdues voting event

June 30, 2004

A rally at Boom Island Park to mobilize young voters met some misfortune Friday afternoon when poor weather kept most of the would-be attendees away. Paddle for the Presidency and Mobilizing America's...

Mexican president visits, calls for a consulate in Minnesota

June 23, 2004

Mexican President Vicente Fox ended a Midwestern tour of the United States in Minneapolis on Friday by calling for a Mexican consulate in Minnesota within three years. Fox was the first foreign leader...

U professor speaks on stem cells

June 7, 2004

Speaking in defense of stem cell research, University professor Dr. John Wagner addressed a forum of diplomats and scientists at the United Nations headquarters last week. Wagner, a professor of pediatrics,...

Bush backers protest rally

June 7, 2004

Shouts of "Four more years!" rang in the air above the steps of Coffman Union on Friday morning as hundreds of Republican revelers rallied to show their support for President George W. Bush. The rally...

U rowers look to build a boathouse

June 1, 2004

After four years without a permanent facility, Minnesota's rowing team hopes to have a boathouse by fall 2005. The team has operated out of a tent on the banks of the Mississippi River, near Sanford Hall,...

Proposed smoking ban sparks debate

May 24, 2004

A proposed smoking ban, which could go into effect as early as mid-July, has sparked debate among students and business owners over its possible effects. Following the St. Paul City Council's proposed...