HEARD ON THE STREET - PIZZA TO GO: O'Neill's Pizza Pub is moving out of downtown Rochester to the Crossroads Plaza shopping center after losing its lease. Shannon O'Neill, one of the owners of the family business, says the eatery at 7 Second St. S.W. will

She owns O'Neill's with Erin O'Neill, Brian O'Neill and Phyllis O'Neill.

Shannon says the family hopes to reopen the pizza pub in the former Face The Music store at 1201 S. Broadway in early December.

She estimated the size of the eatery will be about the same as the combined first and second floors of the current location. O'Neill seats approximately 90 people. It has 20 people on staff.

"It is sad to leave this building," she said. "We have been successful downtown."

A CHANGE IN THE WEATHERHILLS: A Rochester professional recruiter -- The Weatherhills Group -- is moving to a new office.


The Weatherhills Group, which is owned by Randy and Sharon Dennis, recruits executives and professionals for the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical devices industries.

Randy Dennis says he hopes to move in December to a 1,500-square-foot office at 3147 Superior Drive N.W. in the Badger Ridge professional office park. Weatherhills is moving from a 900-square-foot office at 2200 Second Street S.W.

Weatherhills is linked with Cleveland, Ohio-based Management Recruiters International.

The move is partly to help improve the business' exposure and prepare expanding services and staff, he said.

Along with adding services like résumé; development and interview consulting, he expects to add to his five-person staff.

"I could see adding another five people in the next 18 to 24 months," Dennis said.

SWISH AND SPIT SWITCH: Two dentists at The Apollo Dental Center at 3000 43 St. N.W. in Rochester have bought out three other partners to become sole owners of the business.

Dr. Raymond Murray and Dr. Lois Berscheid-Brunn, both of Rochester, bought the center at 3000 43rd St. N.W. on Aug. 1 from former partners Dr. Teddy Erickson and Dr. Jeffrey Forslund, both of Faribault, and Dr. Ronald Nelson of Waialua, Hawaii, according to Practice Administrator Nancy Donovan.


Patients and staffers won't see any changes with the ownership shift.

"It is business as usual," Donovan said.

The 9,400-square-foot center has 33 employees.

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