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Cedarvale MallThe opening of Cedarvale brought a major grocery store - Applebaum's to the area. For some living in River Hills, shopping at Cedarvale was convenient. For many Burnsville high students, it meant a first job.

Founder Sid was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on February 28, 1924 to Oscar and Bertha Applebaum. He was the youngest son and second youngest child of nine. His parents immigrated to the United States from Russia on their honeymoon. Oscar Applebaum sold produce door-to-door in St. Paul, Minnesota from a horse-drawn wagon. Oscar opened a fruit stand on the corner of St. Peter and 7th streets in downtown St. Paul with a $65 loan from his eldest son. That fruit stand became the first Applebaum's Food Market. As a young boy, Sid Applebaum bundled soap, bagged rice, worked as a box boy and delivered fruit and produce for his father’s fruit stand.

By 1979, the family business included about 30 metro-area Applebaum's stores and one in Duluth. In 1979, the chain was sold to National Tea Co., and Applebaum continued on, working for them.
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Cedarvale MallThe opening of Cedarvale brought a major grocery store - Applebaum's to the area. For some living in River Hills, shopping at Cedarvale was convenient. For many Burnsville high students, it meant a first job.

Founder Sid was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on February 28, 1924 to Oscar and Bertha Applebaum. He was the youngest son and second youngest child of nine. His parents immigrated to the United States from Russia on their honeymoon. Oscar Applebaum sold produce door-to-door in St. Paul, Minnesota from a horse-drawn wagon. Oscar opened a fruit stand on the corner of St. Peter and 7th streets in downtown St. Paul with a $65 loan from his eldest son. That fruit stand became the first Applebaum's Food Market. As a young boy, Sid Applebaum bundled soap, bagged rice, worked as a box boy and delivered fruit and produce for his father’s fruit stand.

By 1979, the family business included about 30 metro-area Applebaum's stores and one in Duluth. In 1979, the chain was sold to National Tea Co., and Applebaum continued on, working for them.
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Applebaum's to openJanuary 13, 1966 Dakota County Tribune announces the opening date for Eagan's first major grocery store.
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Valley TV and ElectronicsApril 30, 1970 Dakota County Tribune ad: Valley TV opens near Cedarvale, Eagan.
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Success has been rerouted around CedarvaleApril 18, 1991 - MInneapolis Star Tribune reports that in the empty storefronts of Cedarvale Mall and buildings down the street, worried city and business leaders of Eagan see harbingers of blight and decline...
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Cedarvale announcedAugust 25, 1965 Minneapolis Star Tribune, plans for Cedarvale announced.
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Rodger Slater Visitation 2019Eagan resident Rodger Slater was an original member of the Eagan police and fire departments and life long farmer, who died as a result of a farming accident. Farm, police and fire vehicles stood outside the funeral home in his honor.
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Axel's in MendotaThe popular steak house was the original site of the long established Parker House. This upscale classic style restaurant is located in the Historic Village of Mendota and features exceptionally high quality American cuisine served in a beautiful setting by an experienced, guest friendly staff. AXELS River Grille is in the building of the former Parker House – a premiere restaurant which served the Twin Cities for over 60 years.
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Axel's in MendotaClose up of the Axel's Sign, Mendota. This was the site of the Parker House.
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A & W Cedarvale EaganThe A & W near Cedarvale in Eagan, 1972.
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CedarvaleA view of Cedarvale from neighboring apartment.
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Jerry's Home and Garden Showplace 2018The back yard of Jerry's on Nicols Road for over 50 years.
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CedarvaleRear view of Cedarvale.
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Yankee Tavern was the Valley Lounge 2018Back outdoor patio of the Yankee Tavern, note the original sign for the Valley Lounge is proudly displayed.
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Sibley HouseBack view of the historic Sibley House in Mendota.
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Cedarvale Mall The opening of Cedarvale brought a major grocery store - Applebaum's to the area. For some living in River Hills, shopping at Cedarvale was convenient. For many Burnsville high students, it meant a first job.

Founder Sid was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on February 28, 1924 to Oscar and Bertha Applebaum. He was the youngest son and second youngest child of nine. His parents immigrated to the United States from Russia on their honeymoon. Oscar Applebaum sold produce door-to-door in St. Paul, Minnesota from a horse-drawn wagon. Oscar opened a fruit stand on the corner of St. Peter and 7th streets in downtown St. Paul with a $65 loan from his eldest son. That fruit stand became the first Applebaum's Food Market. As a young boy, Sid Applebaum bundled soap, bagged rice, worked as a box boy and delivered fruit and produce for his father’s fruit stand.

By 1979, the family business included about 30 metro-area Applebaum's stores and one in Duluth. In 1979, the chain was sold to National Tea Co., and Applebaum continued on, working for them.
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Minnesotabank Eagan once Valley National BankDecember, 1986 ad in Business Ink: Valley National Bank is now Minnesotabank Eagan with two locations.
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Nedved's Florist and Valley National BankNovember 1968 ads for Nedved's Florist and Valley National Bank at Cedarvale.
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Barbershop in EaganOriginally in Cedarvale, the barbershop continues to operate in a neighboring mall in Eagan.
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Cedarvale EaganOld Cedar Barn behind Cedarvale - 2/8/04. It was the Charles and Lillian Rueger farm originally.
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Beaudette well drillingEarly Eagan business, ad circa 1960s.
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Fostin Beaudette dies 1955April 22, 1955 Dakota County Tribune

Fostin Beaudette died August 11, 1953. He was born January 12, 1890 in Mendota Township.
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Cedar Grove TVBefore Cedarvale - January 1960 - perhaps Eagan's first tv business.
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Eagan City Hall signageOctober 18, 2019 the City of Eagan removed it's signage at City Hall, which displayed the prior logo of the Lone Oak tree.
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The Big Apple at Cedarvale 1969A newspaper ad for Applebaums grocery chain, with a location in Cedarvale.
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Bitmore Night Club 1933West St Paul Booster, August 25, 1933


The Bitmore Club, Sibley Highway and Cedar Avenue.
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Dakota County clean-up campaign begun 1911June 9, 1911 Dakota County Tribune reports:

A wholesale raid on blind pigs in Dakota County was made by Sheriff Murnane and a squad of deputies last Thursday afternoon. Places to be found selling liquor included the Half Way House on Dodd Road and James Scott of Nicols Station and A.C. Spangenberg of Lake Avelon...
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New Cedar Avenue BridgeAlthough located in Eagan, both the original and new Cedar Avenue bridges provided an important link for Burnsville residents going into Hennepin County.
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Cedarvale Shopping Center Eagan1972 - lower level garden court opens with Davies Office Supply.
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Cedarvale mallCedrics Bootiquery at Cedarvale Mall 1972.
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