Dave Cashman, owner of Big Splash Car Wash in West St. Paul, says construction on Robert Street hasn’t interrupted business much. But he’s worried his sign will be displaced when the sidewalk and trees go in. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
West St. Paul small-business owners focus on survival
With the southbound segment of Robert Street from Annapolis Street to Thompson Avenue currently torn up for reconstruction, small businesses along the thoroughfare are counting on customers being loyal enough to endure the detours.
Over at the Big Splash Car Wash, owner Dave Cashman says he gave his customers the heads up to start using the back entrance. Despite losing power and water on a few occasions, his greatest long-term concern is having to move his roadside sign to eventually make way for a new boulevard tree.
Julie Sinn, a 2012 graduate of Simley High School, has received the Talle Family Scholarship from the College of Arts at the University of Minnesota. Julie is the daughter of Trish and Mike Sinn of Inver Grove Heights.
Beth Asmussen of Mendota Heights received an Outstanding Alumni Award from Inver Hills Community College. Asmussen currently serves as Hennepin County Deputy Examiner of Titles and has been an IHCC Foundation member since 2010.