Business Briefs from Northside Economic Development Coalition


By Lauri Lee
Northside Economic Development Coalition

New Openings
See articles in this issue about Bistro Honda, Stella Blu Café and Naly’s Floral Shop.

How’s it going?
Bear & Bottle in Lakewood Plaza is pleased to share that business is exceeding their projections.

There are openings in the Bear & Bottle building. There is about 5000-square-feet available for lease. Rents are very competitively priced. They are looking for the following uses: salon or day spa, florist, jewelry, women’s clothing and accessories, home décor, 24 hour fitness and professional offices such as dental, medical, financial services, insurance. If you’re interested in renting space, email John Bergh at White Box Realty,

Kwik Trip purchased all of the local PDQ stores. These stores will switch over Oct. 9. The store at 1434 Northport Drive will still look like a PDQ until this winter when they’ll reimage and refurbish the store. They are hiring because they offer a larger selection of food and staff more heavily than PDQ.

Jim’s Meat Market and Pizza Hut have been affected by the Kwik Trip purchase. They can no longer lease their current space in the building. John Lehman at Jim’s Meat Market reports they will have to move or close and don’t know their future plans. A broker is helping them look at options and they hope to stay on the Northside. They appreciate everyone’s concern about their future. Stay tuned for
further updates.

Please contact Lauri Lee at with business updates.