Driving down Wayzata Boulevard at 6 PM Friday night I noticed the Klapprich Park ice rink is open. Let’s go!
Plymouth resident Norm Okerstrom trains people on how to perform CPR and use an AED and is part of the Heart Safe Plymouth program. His passion for training people to learn lifesaving techniques comes after his son, Teddy, suffered cardiac arrest as a 16-year-old at a Wayzata football practice 13 years ago. Teddy survived. To date Okerstrom has helped train more than 7,000 residents in lifesaving techniques.
Attached is the agenda for the January 9, 2023 School Board Organizational/Regular Meeting.
Ringing in the new year in Wayzata is going to be accompanied by saying farewell to several well known business entities.
Gerring’s Car Wash closed sometime around Christmas. The following notice was found posted on the door:
After 60 years of serving the Wayzata community, Gerring’s Carwash has decided to close. We thank all of our loyal customers for their support over the years. We are excited to announce that Crew Carwash, a family-owned business since 1948, will be opening at this location in Summer 2023.
Crew is known for their Clean, Fast and Friendly service and providing the Ultimate exterior-only washing experience. They look forward to serving you and will honor any pre-paid Gerring’s Carwash tickets in exchange for their best wash, the Ultimate wash. Again, it has been an Honor and a Privilege to serve you.
Thank You, The Gerring’s
Caribou closes after denial on Wayzata Boulevard
Caribou Coffee in Wayzata will also close it’s doors. The last day of operations will be January 9th, 2023 according to multiple sources.
Caribou has been a staple of the Wayzata Community for many years, a local favorite gathering hot spot.
Recent challenges to the retail community on Lake Street include the Coronavirus Pandemic and the reconstruction of Lake Street for the Panoway.
Additionally, Caribou Coffee had hoped to follow competitor Starbucks by building a drive-thru store on Wayzata Boulevard. Starbucks announced it was closing it’s Lake Street Location in 2020 after it built a modern store with a drive-thru on the more heavily traveled corridor.
An early 2022 proposal to build at the former Wayzata Texaco site located in between Edina Realty and Pennhurst Cleaners on Wayzata Boulevard was turned down by the City of Wayzata Council and Planning Commission after residents began a petition calling for the business to locate somewhere else.
The economics of coffee shops without a drive-thru appear difficult, and here are several reasons why:
- There is a ton of competition in the world of coffee.
- The revenue per customer is low compared to other business, and the time spent in the coffee shop can be high.
- Coffee shops must balance the amount they can charge for a drink with labor, rent, cost of materials, etc.
- Customer expectations can be very high when it comes to the variety and quality of the offerings.
Caribou had struggled with staffing in recent months and years. The store was open only in the mornings in recent months, and sometimes not at all.
Penny’s closed until further notice
Penny’s Coffee in Wayzata is likely dealing with some of the same economic issues, and has “closed indefinitely” in Wayzata and Minneapolis and closed permanently in Edina.
The following post on Instagram was posted in November:
The post indicated:
Hi Friends, we have some news to share with you. Our Wayzata location is currently closed until further notice.
We have limited staffing and are working on growing our team. We love our Wayzata community and greatly value our customers. We will be open again soon, ready to invite you in.
In the meantime, our downtown location is open with regular hours.
We are also hiring! Interested in working with us? Send your resume to email@example.com (must be 18+ & have coffee experience).
Stay tuned to Wayzata.com, your Wayzata business leader.
Maple Grove boys’ hockey team skated past top-ranked Wayzata to win a 4-3 thriller in the third round of the Premiere Holiday Classic in the Grove tournament at Maple Grove Community Center. Maple Grove scored a pair of goals in the latter part of the second period to break a scoreless tie and take a 2-0 lead into the third period. The final period was a wild one.
Wayzata scored twice in 25 seconds midway through the period to tie the game 2-2. Just over a minute later, Maple Grove’s Blake Steenerson tallied twice in 16 seconds to restore a two-goal advantage for the Crimson at 4-2. Brooks Gengler scored with 3:24 to play to pull the Trojans within 4-3 but they couldn’t get the equalizer and Maple Grove held on for the win.
Maple Grove won all three of its games at the Classic in the Grove event to improve to 9-2-0 this season. Wayzata is now 8-1-1.
Republished from CCX Sports.
“The top-ranked Wayzata boys hockey team survived a big challenge from Eden Prairie Wednesday, beating the Eagles 2-1 in overtime. Brooks Gengler scored the game-winner on an assist from Brittan Alstead. It was the Lake Conference opener for the Trojans, who improved to 6-0-1 this season. The Trojans play in the Maple Grove holiday tournament this coming week.” From CCX Media.
It’s just a handful of days before Christmas, and mother nature has decided to cover our fair Hamlet with a fresh covering of white powder and remove any heat from the atmosphere.
I had to break up shoveling the driveway into two shifts–letting the warmth back into my feet, hands and face be taking a 15 minute break inside.
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“The Wayzata wrestling team pounded Lake Conference rival Minnetonka 68-9 Tuesday. The Trojans recorded eight pins in the match on the way to the win. Wayzata is ranked ninth in the class AAA team rankings.”The Wayzata wrestling team pounded Lake Conference rival Minnetonka 68-9 Tuesday. The Trojans recorded eight pins in the match on the way to the win. Wayzata is ranked ninth in the class AAA team rankings.” From CCXMedia.
Trojans tough schedule out of the gate included three top 10 ranked teams
The Wayzata Boys Basketball team moved to 1-3 on the season after defeating Prior Lake (2-2) by a score of 77-51 on a snowy Friday evening at the Wayzata Field House.
It was the 2nd of two games the Trojans played this week, including a tough contest against 2nd ranked Lakeville North in which the Trojans come up just short of the Panthers.
The three losses included Lakeville South (43-45), Eastview (75-81) and Lakeville North (58-67).
The Torn host Armstrong (3-0) on Tuesday evening.