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Woodbury Lakes celebrated a "re-grand opening" this fall following the addition of the state's first Alamo Drafthouse and Cinema in July and an expansion of the H&M that nearly doubled its size.
The shopping center, which opened in 2005, has experienced a revitalization in recent years. It was purchased in 2014 by Michigan-based real estate investment and management company Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust.
Other new businesses added to Woodbury Lakes this year include makeup destination Sephora and spa chain Woodhouse Day Spa.
The city continued to add to its medical services, welcoming the Fraser behavioral health clinic in June at 721 Commerce Drive off Tamarack Road. The 27,000-square-foot building was designed with "sensory-friendly" lighting and acoustics that are often more comfortable for people with special needs.
With six other locations in the Twin Cities area, Fraser specializes in care, education and housing for people with autism and other special needs.
The city also welcomed its first brewery in November. Located at 4120 Radio Drive, 3rd Act Craft Brewery is owned and run by husband and wife Steve and Deb Long, who turned a hobby of homebrewing into a business.
The brewery is gradually introducing new beers and will eventually have ten on tap, with the 11th serving root beer for kids.