Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The U.S. Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery by Aug. 1. Speak out: How will this affect you?
UPDATE (10:28 p.m., Feb. 6, 2013): Local mail carrier Jeri Lynne Juetten told Patch that five-day delivery will begin on the week of Aug. 5 in Hudson, and that Saturday parcel deliveries will continue. In Hudson, full-time carriers will work Monday through Friday. Substitute carriers will handle Saturday parcel service along with coverage for sick days and vacation days, according to Juetten who has been a carrier for 11 years. Juetten said she has worked Saturdays for all but one year of her time with the U.S. Postal Service and is looking forward to the changes. "Some people are not happy with this decision, but me I'm all for it," she said. "This has been the talk for a while. Finally, we have a date. I hope people realize how hard our…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
After almost six years of sitting vacant, suddenly the Carmichael Crossroads strip mall is bustling with activity with a restaurant and a martial arts studio sharing a parking lot with Aldi grocery store.
The Carmichael Crossroads strip mall at the corner of Hanley Road and Carmichael Road alongside Aldi has sat empty for nearly six years since it was built in 2007, but within the span of just one month it has seen its first two tenants open for business. Azul Tequila Bar & Grill opened on Dec. 26, and Ignite Martial Arts opened in its new space on Jan. 21. About Azul Tequila Bar & Grill The new Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican restaurant has room for about 200 diners, including a bar area, and when the weather warms up, an outdoor patio. The eatery's decor is described as "pre-revolution Mexican" with a hacienda feel More info: Azul Tequila Mexican Restaurant serves up both atmosphere and food (Star-Observer) About Ignite Martial Arts The …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Have you been to Schuster's Music? How was your experience?
This week's You Review business is Schuster's Music. Have you been there? What did you buy? How was the meat? How was the cheese? How was the selection? How are the prices? Would you recommend Specialty Meats & Gourmet to your friends? Share your experience in a Patch directory review. REVIEW YOUR SCHUSTER'S MUSIC EXPERIENCE From the Hudson Patch directory: From instruments to instruction, Schuster's Music is a player's paradise. Stop in and someone is sure to be jamming with the latest musical gear. Everything from wind instruments to brass to drums and guitars, plus sheet music and supplies can be found at Schuster's. School rentals, lessons, instrument repairs, payment options and more, cultivate the musician in you. Friendly and …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Franchisee Kevin Vance owns the local Taco John's restaurant, and now he's getting into the frozen yogurt business by opening an Orange Leaf franchise.
Hudson's Orange Leaf yogurt shop will open at 6 p.m. today, according to local franchisee Kevin Vance. Vance, shop manager Chris Williams and other members of the staff held a special VIP opening Tuesday night. They spent time this afternoon putting the finishing touches on the stop and preparing computer systems. Operations at Orange Leaf will be similar to those at FreeStyle Yogurt, a self-serve frozen yogurt shop opened last fall in downtown Hudson. Regular hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Customers can serve up their favorite flavor of frozen yogurt and preferred toppings, and pay according to weight. There are a variety of 36 toppings, including all sorts of fruits, …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Hudson Police have confiscated 52 pieces of merchandise and issued $12,480 worth of drug paraphernalia citations to the manager of The Hideaway, but a case currently pending in Hudson Municipal Court could render all the citations moot.
Hudson Police confiscated 52 pieces of merchandise and issued $12,480 worth of drug paraphernalia citations to the manager of The Hideaway on Monday afternoon. Shop owner Wael Sakallah has 52 citations coming his way as well, according to Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen. "They were selling drug paraphernalia like Left of Center was," Jensen said. Local police conducted a similar operation at Left of Center, the downtown smoke shop, in May 2012. Municipal court proceedings began over two days last month on that case and are set to continue on Thursday. RELATED: HUDSON POLICE SEIZE 25 PIPES, ISSUE 50 CITATIONS AT LEFT OF CENTER Jensen said the items confiscated were similar to the ones taken from Left of Center last May, including glass …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Russ Evenson, owner of the Village Pizzeria in Amery, is opening a new Italian-American restaurant in downtown Hudson's former post office building. His children Derek and Erica will manage the new eatery.
Russ Evenson, owner of the Village Pizzeria in Amery, is opening a new Italian-American restaurant in downtown Hudson's former post office building. His children Derek Evenson and Erica Schletty will manage the new eatery. It is located at 225 Locust Street and the managers are currently offering limited hours and limited seating while staff members are properly trained. They hope to fully open sometime between Christmas and New Year's Day. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen said the cell phone shop was the victim of a smash-and-grab burglary early Wednesday morning.
Eight police officers, including five St. Croix County Sheriff's deputies, two Hudson Police officers and one North Hudson Police officer, responded to an alarm at the Verizon Wireless store at 1027 Pearson Drive at about 5 a.m. Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen issued the following initial statement to Patch on Wednesday morning: There was a smash and grab at the Verizon store this morning. Officers arrived and began looking for possible suspects who had broken out the front window of the store with a rock. We are still working on getting the total numbers of items taken and their costs. This post will be updated when new information becomes available. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
No one was injured and only minor damage was reported after a small fire smoldered between an outer roof and sub-roof at Pier Five Hundred on Wednesday night.
Walnut Street was blocked off between First Street and Second Street for about a half hour Wednesday night as Hudson Fire crews quickly extinguished a small fire on the roof of Pier Five Hundred. It was business as usual inside the restaurant as the fire slowly burned through a layer of insulation between a metal outer roof and sub-roof underneath. There was no fire or smoke inside. "We're replacing all our heating and air conditioning so we're prepping the roof for all the new penetrations for all the new duct work that's going into the restaurant," said Pier Five Hundred Owner Andy Kron. "Earlier today the guys were grinding some metal on the roof and saw a small flame shoot down and start the insulation on fire." Kron said the workers …
Have you been to Specialty Meats & Gourmet? How was your experience?
This week's You Review business is Specialty Meats & Gourmet. Have you been there? What did you buy? How was the meat? How was the cheese? How was the selection? How are the prices? Would you recommend Specialty Meats & Gourmet to your friends? Share your experience in a Patch directory review. REVIEW YOUR SPECIALTY MEATS & GOURMET EXPERIENCE From the Hudson Patch directory: Owned by Steve Loppnow and Kent Phillips, Specialty Meats and Gourmet is a division of Venison America located on Webster Street in Hudson. The store offers a variety of fresh pork, beef, veal, venison, chicken, lamb and rabbit, in addition to selling exotic meats including, alligator, crocodile, kangaroo and turtle. Visit the Specialty Meats and Gourmet website for a …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
According to police reports, a man used shovel to smash a truck window and try to break into a cigar shop where a St. Croix County Sheriff's deputy was inside watching TV and smoking a cigar.
UPDATE (5:45 a.m., Dec. 5, 2012): An intoxicated man was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after witnesses inside the shop, including a St. Croix County Sheriff's deputy, say he used a shovel to smash a truck window and try to pry his way into the back door of St. Croix Cigar Co. for a pack of cigarettes. Goldyray D. Yeazle, 31, of New Richmond, was arrested and faces felony charges of burglary and possession of burglarious tools, and a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property, according to court records. According to the criminal complaint, Yeazle smashed a truck window in the alley behind the shop and was using the shovel on the back door just after 4 a.m., but he didn't know anyone was inside the shop at the time. "…