Reporter | Commercial real estate

Nicole Norfleet covers commercial real estate along with professional services, including the Twin Cities' thriving marketing, accounting, and legal communities. 

Norfleet joined the Star Tribune's business team in the winter of 2015 after working as the St. Paul public safety reporter and holding various other metro assignments. She is originally from the East Coast, but now calls the East Side of St. Paul home. Norfleet and her partner Liz have one tabby son named Max and enjoy craft beer, Korean dramas and camping with family. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Running a tighter Shipt: Target-owned delivery service aims for growth

Shipt has put in place new policies and strategies to gain market share in an increasingly competitive industry/


Surly now supports union election but still closing beer hall

Unite Here has dropped an unfair labor practices complaints after "productive" conversations with the brewer.


Target will hire 7,400 seasonal workers in Twin Cities for the holidays

The Minneapolis retailer says national hiring will remain about equal to last year, at 130,000, but more will be in online pickup and fulfillment roles.


Damaged Lake Street Target store set to reopen in November

Target has expanded the store's food and beverage section and added a new entry to the store.


Stores reopened, but traffic still lighter at Plymouth-based Christopher & Banks

A bright spot in the quarter for the women's apparel chain was e-commerce, which grew 71%.


Target pledges to increase number of Black employees by 20%

The Minneapolis retailer also plans to bolster advancement opportunities for its Black employees.


Twin Cities-based Fair State becomes country's first unionized microbrewery

As part of a wave of union discussions at local breweries and distilleries, Fair State's union is voluntarily recognized by its management.


Fact Frenzy: How well do you know your Minnesota food?

Hungry for trivia action? For this round of Fact Frenzy, we've got six questions about classic Minnesota cuisine to test your local food IQ.


Mall of America to lay off more than 200 employees

Loss of business due to the pandemic has slashed revenue.


Surly to close Mpls. beer hall in November, 150 to lose jobs

The beer hall and pizzeria's final day will be Nov. 2. Owner Omar Ansari said COVID restrictions had made it unprofitable, and the closing was being planned long before employees announced they would form a union.