Southwest Buzz


Uptown area residents looking to install some new cabinets or remodel their kitchens don’t need to look far for help and

Creative Vision Cabinetry and Design Studio opened officially in May at 3034 Lyndale Ave. S. The new business offers a variety of cabinetry and related materials such as kitchen counter tops and tile backsplashes. Owners Jessica Sybrant, Sarah Hill and Mike Bangasser will do anything from kitchen design to product installation.

The trio has 35 years’ combined experience in cabinetry and remodeling, and though kitchens are their specialty, they will also do other areas of a home including bathrooms. They said their store offers competitive prices and a local alternative to big-name stores such as Home Depot and Lowe’s.

Creative Vision is open from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday and weekends and evenings by appointment. For more information, call 822-2771 or visit


Knox Jewelers at 2921 Lyndale Ave. S. is expanding its showroom.

Owner Brian Knox, who has run the quaint, independent jewelry store for roughly 20 years, said online business is growing and the showroom’s capacity needs to grow with it. So 250 square feet of the store —about a third its entire size — is being remodeled to fit more

A window looking into the goldsmith’s work area was also added, so customers can watch as jewelry is made.

The store is staying open during its renovation. Hours are 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday. Knox said he hopes to complete the remodel by early August.

For more information about Knox Jewelers, call 823-8752 or visit


Juut Salon Spa plans to expand its 2945 Hennepin Ave. S. location into the former Cold Stone Creamery space and Financial Freedom Realty sales center.

The recently purchased spaces are located directly below Juut, which plans to remodel them for an October opening, said Kate Hendersholt, marketing director for the salon and spa. As for how Juut will use the additional room, Hendersholt could only say it will be “fun and new.”   

She said Juut benefits from the visibility at Hennepin and Lake and staff were excited about the expansion.

Juut’s remodel is the most recent of several business changes at Uptown’s most known intersection including the sale of Calhoun Square to NY-based Black Rock and the upcoming additions of North Face, Victoria’s Secret and American Apparel.

Juut is an independently owned and operated salon chain that spawned from Aveda. The business has several other locations in Minnesota and one in California. For more information, visit

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42nd & Bryant

If Fido’s got a fever or your cat has a cramp, a new veterinary clinic in East Harriet is accepting patients.

Drs. Jim and Cathy Sinning opened Lake Harriet Veterinary last month after spending a year transforming a former daycare building at 4249 Bryant Ave. into a clinic. The couple provides “integrative” medical care, meaning they offer traditional treatments such as vaccinations, dental work and surgery as well as unconventional care including acupuncture and herbal therapy.

Jim said he and Cathy take a holistic approach to treatment, evaluating a pet’s entire body and living environment, including the lifestyle of its owner, before prescribing anything. The Sinnings also work hard to educate pet owners about the health of their animals and treatment options, Jim said.

He and Cathy live in Linden Hills and have been taking house calls during the past year and a half. Most of their clients live nearby, Jim said.

“We really wanted to live and work in the same community,” he said.

Lake Harriet Veterinary specializes in dogs and cats, but other animals are welcome. The clinic is open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 822-1545 or visit