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February 18, 2014

Weber & Judd to revamp eatery into drug store

Weber & Judd will more than double in size when it moves its south Rochester pharmacy into a former restaurant.

Since it purchased it from Ruffalo Drug a number of years ago, Weber & Judd has owned a pharmacy inside the Olmsted Medical Center at 210 Ninth St. S.E. While it has been a good location for the Rochester-based drug store chain, a decision was made to move the pharmacy down the street to the corner of South Broadway into the former Azteca Mexican restaurant at 18 Ninth St. S.E.

"We've been listening to our customers, and we're expanding to better meet their needs," Weber & Judd General Manager Todd Fox said. "We're really excited about this location."

Renovation of the 2,000-square-foot building is slated to begin soon. Fox is shooting to have the former Pizza Hut turned Mexican restaurant transformed into a full-service, professional drug store by early spring.

02142014weberjuddaztecaThis spot will allow the pharmacy to expand its over-the-counter product lines as well as general beauty products and greeting cards. Fox said they hope to use the additional space to also spotlight regional products like Vanicream better. They also plan to add a diabetic center, blood pressure screening and a larger customer consultation area.

The new location will also allow them to offer easier access, curbside parking and longer hours than the current location.

"The other really cool thing about this location is that not only will it better serve our current customers, it will be convenient for any of our customers," says Fox. "This is a great opportunity."

While it will give the drug store a chance to provide new things, the more than 150-year-old Weber & Judd still will offer its traditional services, such as free home delivery. The plan is to highlight the company's long history in Rochester by decorating the store with old Weber & Judd photos.

Fox estimates that once the new location opens, it will be staffed with 12 or more employees.

January 20, 2011

Business events TONIGHT

Here's a quick reminder about business networking as well as an award program tonight in Rochester.

Business After Hours, the monthly Rochester Area Chamber networking night, is slated from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eastwood Bank is hosting the event at its 1625 U.S. 14 East. This is the branch near Big Lots.

Workforce Development, Inc. is hosting an awards program tonight to honor eight southeasthern Minnesota business as qualifying for their Best Places to Work designation.

Companies in the Fewer than 100 Employees Category
IBI Data, Brownsdale
LarsonAllen LLP, Austin
POET Biorefining, Preston
Commercial Water Distributing, Zumbrota

Companies in the Over 100 Employees Category
Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester
Pearson, Owatonna
Mrs. Gerry's Kitchen, Albert Lea
The Bergquist Company, Cannon Falls

June 14, 2010

Roch's World Cup - OMC Croquet Field Day

06142010omccroquetday1 While the fans cheered and rallied around their favorite World Cup soccer teams Sunday, dedicated competitors met on another field of battle in the rain in Rochester.
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Mallets in hand, 98 players took aim at wickets at Olmsted Medical Center Foundation's Croquet Field Day at the Rochester Country Club.

The event raised more than $43,000 to support women's health initiatives at Olmsted Medical Center.

This was the first time the foundation had a croquet tournament as a fundraiser, but it might not be the last.

"We will survey participants ... for input on the event, but if comments on the lawn were any indicator, we will definitely consider hosting another Croquet Field Day," said Stacey Vanden Heuvel, OMC's vice president of marketing and philanthropy.

After three 45-minute rounds of play, Clarence and Patricia Topp of Marshfield, Wis., won the championship round. In the final round, the Topps faced Adam and Mike Benike, also known as The Benike Benchwarmers, and Jack Gross and Julie Domaille, playing as team Lawn Party.

Domaille also won a prize for best hat. Kareem Elkwae won the best-dressed award.

The Mad Hatters team — Amanina Abdul Rashid and Angela Grabau — won best team theme. Ron and Karen Werner were named most likely to improve.

September 23, 2009

Olmsted Med. Center + demolition = ?

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I've been hearing Olmsted Medical Center has a new project in the works in Rochester for a little while.

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However, I have not gotten around to checking it out yet. Really, it is on my list, but I just haven't done the checking yet.

Well, while I've been off doing whatever I do all day (sometimes I don't even know. Heh.), OMC has started knocking a building down at 915 Third Ave. S.E., just off OMC's side parking lot.

Last night, I swung by there and snapped a couple pics before it got too dark.

Hopefully today, I'll come up with details on what OMC has up their sleeve for that spot.

October 08, 2008

Physical therapy office opening soon

Look for a new physical therapy office – Achieve Results Physical Therapy – to open its doors in Rochester soon.

The therapist, Joshua Holmes, was last at Olmsted Medical Center. He hopes to open by the end of October at 2001 Second St. S.W. in the Moga Square building.

While he can provide all sorts of therapy services, two areas of specialty are breast cancer recovery and helping golfers with hip and back problems.

March 07, 2008

Roc. BAH Extra @ Ramada

The crowd was hopping last night at the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Business Extra.
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Sign Here, I think, takes the prize for the most creative booth, which they set up as a "peep show" giving out marshmallow Peeps and eggs of Silly Putty.
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Schmidt Goodman Office Products had things moving at their booth with the Dr. Levine-designed Walkstation desk.
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PossAbilities was racing Hot Wheels, which was really cool and Mike Nassif of Entertainment to Go was hannging disco balls around people's necks.

I learned some interesting things during my aimless wandering. We'll see what pans out.030708bahextra3jk

January 18, 2008

Mayo Express Care = Jan. 28 opening

Eat some chicken wings, buy the latest video game and have a strep test done.

And do it all on Sunday afternoon.
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Convenience and medical treatment are increasingly being linked together as hospitals around the country open retail centers to provide minor medical treatment for things like an ear infection, strep throat or pink eye.
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Mayo Clinic’s first such walk-in clinic – Mayo Express Care – will open its doors on Jan. 28 in Rochester’s Northwest Plaza shopping center by GameStop and near Buffalo Wild Wings.

“This is particularly for types of condition that would not send you to the emergency room, but you don’t want to wait to be treated,” says Mayo Clinic Spokesman Adam Brase.

Express Care will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends.

“It is all about convenience,” said Brase. “We think there is a real opportunity to meet the needs of patients, particularly on Sunday.”

It will be staffed solely by nurse practitioners. A price list on the wall, similar to ones in oil change shops, shows most treatments or tests cost $49.

For Mayo Clinic employees, such care is covered by insurance. That means an employee who parks and catches the Mayo Clinic shuttle from the shopping center parking lot will be able to stroll in after work to have bronchitis treated without paying a fee out of pocket.

Mayo Clinic is not the first hospital even in Rochester to offer this type of walk-in clinic.

Olmsted Medical Center has two FastCare Clinics in operation in Rochester’s two ShopKo stores. The Jay Clinic, an independent center, opened first in Rochester as a stand-alone office on 19th Street Northwest.

Nationwide, hospitals and private companies are rapidly opening similar clinics. As of this month, more than 800 such clinics are treating patients across the country, according to data from the industry group called the Convenient Care Association.
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The nonprofit group states the trend started only in 2000, when QuickMedx began opening clinics in the Twin Cities.

While this Mayo Clinic’s first Express Care Clinic, it will probably not be the last. Another one is being planned for south Rochester.

How many are the clinic planning on opening in the region?

“We are just starting with this one. Maybe there will be others in the future,” said Brase. We’ll get this one open and then go from there.

December 23, 2007

OMC opening 2nd FastCare Clinic

Here's quick piece from Jeff Hansel about the opening of Olmsted Medical Center's second FastCare Clinic in Rochester:

Olmsted Medical Center says it will open its second FastCare Clinic on the day after Christmas at the south Rochester Shopko.
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The first convenience-focused FastCare opened July 16 at the north Shopko next to Chateau Theaters. The new one will open on one of the busiest shopping days of the year inside Shopko south, next to Menards.
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Convenience clinics have begun to pop up all over Rochester. The Jay Clinic opened first as a stand-alone office on 19th St. Northwest.

Mayo Clinic says its Mayo Express Care will open in early 2008 in the Northwest Plaza near the north Wal-Mart. That clinic has not opened yet.

The business model for all the clinics focuses on low-cost, convenient treatment for basic illnesses like fevers, ear infections and insect bites.

The concept is walk in, pay a set fee, add a few dollars for specific tests and walk out within a few minutes.