WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Wayzata.com’s Top 5 Stories of the week, Mar 9-Mar 15, 2009

It was a little slower week in Wayzata compared to most, and one has to wonder if staring out the windows at clear blue skies and 40+ degree temps kept people and their brains from working last week. Spring doesn’t arrive until Friday, but don’t tell people from the Wayzata area that. Spring was here this weekend with a beautiful day expected today.

Make sure you take your lunch outside or go out to lunch so you can open your moonroof, roll down your windows, or stroll with the sunshine on your face, if only for a couple of minutes. Whatever you do make sure you get an opportunity to be outside today, particularly at or around the noon hour.

Today’s top 5 is brought to you by: John Roti at M&I Mortgage, Lucie Shores Piano Lessons, and Jon and Kathy Wright at J&K Creative for all your portrait photography needs.

  1. It made our Top 5 last week, but the Wayzata Bay Redevelopment Company Announced at least a one year delay for the the new Bay Center Construction. It is worth mentioning again as the economy of the nation and the retail environment in Wayzata meet on Lake Street as store after store continues to close. Add in the vacancies for retail properties all over town, and these are challenging times for those who own businesses dependent on shopping on Lake Street and or those seeking to develop more retail space.
  2. The Wayzata Math team won the State Tournament on the smarts provided in part by sophomore Rohit Agrawal, sophomore Gaurav Singh, sophomore Brian Tu, senior Minna Chen, junior Terry Lee, senior Arpit Panda, and junior Denise Chen, proving once again that not only does Wayzata compete in athletics but we are top notch in academics in the state as well. Congratulations!
  3. In another blow to the retail community, Feather Your Nest announced they are closing their doors April 3rd. The European furniture and decor store could not justify signing a long term lease at this time.
  4. Senior Jamar Franks scored 19 points and senior Jerrod Peterson added 16 points as the Wayzata boys basketball team advanced to the section 6AAAA final with a 69-67 victory over Classic Lake Conference rival Robbinsdale Armstrong in a semifinal game on Friday night.
  5. The weather was very comfortable towards the end of the week as temperatures soared and people came out of their homes to enjoy all that Wayzata has to offer. Even the ducks got in on the action.

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