NOTE: see the bottom of Sunday's Site posts for homes for sale in the area
It's exciting to see this new complex opening in St. Louis Park after the last couple years of little new development. The top front page story in the StarTribune yesterday reported on the strongest jobs improvement since the recession began two years ago. Hopefully the opening of The West End is yet another sign that the economy is moving in the right direction.
Our grandson calls CREATIVE KIDSTUFF "the birthday store". If I were a kid I know I would love to have my birthday presents come from there! We actually stopped there three times this week…the new store is great, and it's wonderful having it so close.
We also made our first visit to the new Kerasotes movie theatre complex this week…as did our daughter and her husband. We went at different times, and both of us were impressed with the friendly, helpful staff. What was most unusual was buying assigned seats…we were escorted to our seats and our escort also helped carry our popcorn! Once we get used to it, it will be nice being able to order specific seats online. Some theatres even offer a VIP section, with custom-designed loveseats separated by personal tables. There are no video games in the lobby, no pre-show advertisements, and no one under 17 is admitted without a parent or guardian after 7:00 pm. Kerasotes theatres are known for their customer service and it shows!
Our daughter and son-in-law planned to eat at the new Crave or The Cooper Irish Pub after the show, but discovered there was an hour-long wait. Although disappointing, it's exciting to see them doing so well! They ended up stopping instead at the new Noodles & Company, one of the other restaurants in the complex…nice having other options just steps away.
With an upscale Rainbow Foods and Anthropologie already open and other merchants including the unique and funky Uber Baby coming soon, The West End is a welcome addition to this first ring suburb west of Minneapolis. Located at the southwest corner of Highways 394 and 100, it is centrally located with easy access. I can hardly wait to see what is coming next!
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