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Biz Buzz: one pizza place is leaving Brainerd but another is opening in Baxter

One pizza place is leaving the Brainerd and one is moving in Baxter.

Jimmy’s Pizza fans in Brainerd will have to put on the miles as the pizza restaurant is moving from Washington Street in east Brainerd to Crosby in the spot previously occupied by Papa John’s.

A pizza restaurant is coming into the former Movie Gallery spot in the mall by Cub Foods in Baxter. The restaurant, reportedly not to be franchise, is not releasing its name just yet. Hy-Tec Construction is working on the renovations to the building.

The Cherrywood Store with fabrics inside Colorz for Quilts shop in the Westport Mall in Baxter is hosting a grand opening May 10-11.

The Cherrywood store is known for hand-dyed fabrics that have the look of suede. The store is owned by Karla Overland. She’s been the owner for 13 years but has offered her hand-dyed fabrics by mail order and online. This is her first retail setting.

The grand opening is using a happy hour theme with fabrics listed in a cocktail collection and as “appetizers.”

Overland will have prize drawings and refreshments. The happy hours are 4-6:30 p.m. May 10 and noon to 2 p.m. May 11, during regular store hours which are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11.

RENEE RICHARDSON, senior reporter, may be reached at 855-5852 or Follow on Twitter at

Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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