July 2018

Found 3 blog entries for July 2018.

Active Adult Communities Offer Older Residents New Reasons to StayThe early-May announcement that Pulte Homes plans to build a major new senior home development in Corcoran was greeted with enthusiasm, but it's not the only big news on the development scene in the Twin Cities. Pulte and other developers seem to be betting that the Olmstead region will continue to grow during the next decade.

However, there may be some mixed signals. What are the facts?

Lifestyle Appeal

Pulte's new 393-home active adult community is the second-largest in Corcoran history and the first in Minnesota to be built under the Del Webb brand, according to city spokesmen and the Atlanta-based homebuilder. It will be built in phases, with the first homes ranging in price between the mid-$200s and the low-$500s. The first group of

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Edible Flowers Add New Flavor and Dimension to Culinary CreationsBoutique hotel operators and gourmet restaurant chefs across the nation have discovered the appeal of locally grown seasonal produce and artisanal menu offerings.

If you have not yet encountered a bright blossom on your plate, or sipped a cocktail that features flavorful herb infusions, you may not be frequenting the trendy lounges and upscale eateries in your neighborhood.

Today, it's almost as likely you'll find a nasturtium in your salad as in a curbside planter box. Edible flowers are top sellers for some alternative farmers, and noted chefs across the country have taken the lead in requesting and even cultivating the unusual produce that finds its way onto their menus. Not only have bean flowers and squash blossoms migrated beyond ethnic

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Target Plans New Looks and Better Convenience for Stores NationwideTarget Corp. recently announced plans to remodel 28 Twin Cities stores this year as part of a $1 billion effort to revamp the look of 325 of its locations nationwide. Locally, the renovations, which target about half of the Twin City Target stores, will cost about $250 million, and this is the largest single market for 2018 updates, although approximately 325 stores nationwide are targeted for renovation this year. There are no plans for store closings during the planned remodels.

The flagship Target at Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis already sports the new decor, offering shoppers a sort of preview of what is to come chainwide.

Target Hits Bullseye with New Look

In addition to downplaying the chain's signature red color scheme in favor of

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