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Theodore Wirth Trailhead to open Mill Valley Market

The new Trailhead restaurant, Mill Valley Market, was suppose to open March 14-17 during the World Cup. However, the restaurant is postponing its opening because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sofia Seewald

March 19, 2020

After spending hours skiing and enjoying outdoor activities at Theodore Wirth Park, senior Rakesh Plantz said the new restaurant opening at the Trailhead will benefit and unite the community.  “I'm super excited because I live two minutes away from the Trailhead and I go skiing there,” Plantz s...

Galaxy Drive In to reopen mid-April after five years of closure

The Galaxy Drive In lights illuminated at night. The last time the restaurant was open was 2015.

Sofia Seewald

March 15, 2020

Looking back at her memories of the Galaxy Drive In, senior Lauren Schmelzer said she is thrilled to hear the restaurant in St. Louis Park is opening once again. “I remember I used to go to Galaxy (Drive In) with my family,” Schmelzer said. “We would always sit outside and play with all the g...

Pet-friendly restaurant prepares for opening

Craft and Crew Hospitality’s latest restaurant, The Block, will feature a dog-friendly patio and dog menu. Construction on the restaurant began in May 2019 and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019.

Sam Swisher

October 7, 2019

According to director of communications for Craft and Crew Hospitality Chasity Sorenson, The Block hopes to benefit from community events happening nearby. “The Block will be a great place for students and their families to come and enjoy food and time together after school, after games and on week...

Local pad thai flavors vary

Local pad thai flavors vary

Noah Orloff

April 9, 2019

I tasted vegetarian pad thai at five different local restaurants, reviewing the various components that make up a pad thai. The reviews below are not based off authenticity or traditionality — subjects that I am not qualified for — instead it is simply how much I enjoyed each dish. I acknowledge...

“The Block” restaurant to open in 2019

Photo illustration by Emma Leff

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

December 19, 2018

With four restaurants around the Twin Cities, Operation Director for Craft and Crew Hospitality, Luke Derheim, said they chose their newest restaurant, the Block, in St. Louis Park because they noticed few quality restaurant options in Park. “We really like the St. Louis Park area and think there...

Junior works as Chipotle kitchen manager

Junior works as Chipotle kitchen manager

Noah Orloff

December 2, 2018

According to junior Elliott Rickert, who started his job at the St. Louis Park Chipotle Mexican Grill location toward the end of June, his responsibilities consist of overseeing the restaurant. “I’m a kitchen manager,” Rickert said. “I have to make sure all of the food is kept up so ...

Juice bar looks to attract Park community

Vibe Organic Juice Bar opens on Excelsior blvd March 19. The juice bar will serve a variety of juices and organic foods.

Sofia Seewald

February 24, 2018

As local owner and founder of Vibe Organic Juice Bar Amber Thielen prepares to open her juice bar off of Excelsior Boulevard, she said she hopes to gain interest among people of all ages for her business. “We’re trying to attract everyone in the community,” Thielen said. “People ask me if I h...

Chick-fil-A opens in Knollwood

People from the local community arrived to camp outside prior to Chick-fil-A's grand opening Feb. 1 in hopes of receiving a coupon loaded with 52 free meals.

Nicole Sanford

February 2, 2018

Starting as a new employee at the recently opened Chick-fil-A restaurant located in St. Louis Park, sophomore Demareon Caston said he predicts the new location will be a hit. “It’s actually my first job and I wanted to do something new,” Caston said. “It’s a fun place to work at becaus...

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