Friday, May 10, 2013
Honor moms, grandmas and other important women in your life this year on Mother's Day.
Whether your mom is glamorous, girly, or even a little geeky, celebrate her in all her glory this Mother's Day by giving her the perfect gift. So, what to buy? What to do? First, a little history. Many people are inclined to believe Mother’s Day is a Hallmark-inspired holiday—but while they may profit from it, they certainly didn’t invent it. After a few false starts—including one by famous abolitionist Julia Ward Howe—Anna Jarvis and the culmination of her tireless efforts to honor mothers brought on the inaugural Mother’s Day in 1914. Woodrow Wilson officially signed it into law, thereby ensuring its place on our calendars on every second Sunday in May. To get an idea of who is behind the spending, as well as identify the different …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Houlihan's topped last year's Readers' Choice poll but a commenter suggested newcomer Pizza Luce. Where are you watching the NCAA mens basketball tournament?
We're now in the advanced stages of March Madness. Where are you watching the 2013 NCAA men's basketball tournament? In 2012, Richfield Patch readers chose Houlihan's as the best local place to catch the college hoops action on TV, over other options such as Frenchman's, Sandy's Tavern and Champp's. But since then, Pizza Luce opened its new Richfield location, and that's the spot Jennifer nominated as her favorite for March Madness in a comment at the Richfield Patch Facebook page. As the Sweet Sixteen dwindles, where are you watching? Leave a comment below!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
St. Patrick's Day weekend saw a slight uptick in Richfield 'Missed Connections' at Craigslist.
Over St. Patrick's Day weekend in Richfield, at least a few pairs of Irish eyes seem to have been smiling at each other, judging by the postings in the "Missed Connections" section at craigslist.com. The best "Missed Connections" postings contain an unmistakable, defining characteristic, such as that the object of one's desire was ... seated: Slender guy in chair, Sat 6 p.m. - w4m (Luce' Richfield) You were with your family on Saturday evening, leaving as our family was coming in. I'd guess you are late 20s. You wore a tie that complimented both shirt and eyes. Not sure if you busted me giving you the eye but I definitely looked more than twice. Yum! Sometimes simple eye contact while shopping is all it takes: Target by the airport - m4m…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The restaurant is located in the former Bridgeman's building.
After months of anticipation, Richfield's Pizza Lucé officially opened its doors to the public at 11 a.m. Monday morning. The restaurant features an outdoor patio, bar and can seat 140 inside. In addition to its interesting pizza options and other Italian fare, the restaurant will also offer a weekend brunch and daily happy hour specials. It also has a variety of vegeterian, vegan and gluten-free options on its menu. The restaurant held a pre-opening celebration and test-run Sunday for an invite-only guest list. In addition, all Sunday's sales are being donated to VEAP. According to Corey Sax, part of Pizza Lucé's marketing department, said the company expects to donate about $2,200 to the nonprofit.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Are you wondering what businesses are opening or closing in the west metro or otherwise making the news? Here’s your update for July 2012.
The following is a collection of business related articles that recently appeared on Patch sites in Edina, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Lake Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Plymouth, Richfield, Southwest Minneapolis, Shakopee, and St. Michael. Click on the headline to read the full story. Green Cleaning Company Opens in Golden Valley The company boasts a "green" angle as well - most of the products used are biodegradable and the water can be reused. Public Access TV Studio Faces Possible Closure A handful of citizens in Minnetonka advocated keeping the studio open. Pizza Luce Opens in Richfield There was also a pre-opening event with all sales being donated to VEAP. Bayers Hardware To Close Sept. 1 Bayers out-competed by …
Friday, July 27, 2012
There will also be an invite-only, pre-opening brunch, happy hour and dinner service Sunday, with all sales being donated to VEAP.
It's the moment that many local residents have been waiting for: Pizza Lucé will officially open its doors at 11 a.m. Monday, July 30. The restaurant took the place of the long-vacant Bridgeman's building at 800 W. 66th St. and will feature an outdoor patio, bar and seat 140 inside. In addition to its interesting pizza options and other Italian fare, the restaurant will also offer brunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Owner J.J. Haywood told Richfield Patch the restaurant's management team is comprised of managers transferring from Downtown Minneapolis, Hopkins and St. Paul locations, with the general manager being Matt Urspringer of Hopkins. "We have hired and trained a great staff of nearly 100 employees," Haywood said…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Who has the best toppings and crust in all of Richfield?
Is it the cheese? Maybe it’s that great sauce. Or is it the perfect crust? There’s no shortage of places to go for pizza in Richfield. But, without a doubt, we all have our favorites. Who has the best slice? That’s what Richfield Patch wants to know. What makes a particular pizza stand out among the rest? Nominate your favorite in the comments below. We will take nominations starting this week. Nominations end July 9 and voting for the best gas station in town run from July 23 to Aug. 17. See all the Readers' Choice categories.
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Richfield City Council rejected Ron Clark's counter-offer to purchase two city-owned parcels for Pillsbury Commons, heard from a resident who is against the Voter ID bill and granted Pizza Luce its liquor license.
If you happened to miss the riveting Richfield City Council meeting Tuesday, you can replay it here.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The Richfield City Council approves the restaurant’s liquor license Tuesday night.
While Pizza Lucé CEO J.J. Haywood said construction has hit a few snags, the company hopes to open its new Richfield restaurant location the week of July 30. “We’re really excited to be in Richfield,” Haywood said, as she appeared before the Richfield City Council Tuesday night. Construction crews are in the midst of converting the former Bridgeman’s site at 800 66th St. The new building will feature an outdoor patio, bar and seat 140 inside. In addition to its interesting pizza options and other Italian fare, the restaurant will also offer a weekend brunch. And with all other ducks in a row, the last item needed was, of course, a liquor license. Fortunately, the council approved the on-sale, intoxicating liquor and Sunday liquor license …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Separate developments on Lyndale Avenue and 66th Street are moving forward.
While many city residents have recently expressed concern over the proposed Pillsbury Commons housing development, it’s easy to forget that a number of other construction projects are underway in Richfield. Rapidly transforming the look and feel of the city’s ‘downtown’—that area of Richfield near the intersection of Lyndale Avenue and 66th Street—three major developments are rapidly transforming the look and feel of the area. The result, touted Richfield Community Development’s Karen Barton in an article published earlier this week by the Star-Tribune, will be a rejuvenated Richfield. “We’re feeling really good about the redevelopment that’s occurring there and the regeneration of the whole area,” Barton told the newspaper. “We want …