Shops & Business

Wayzata resident Gary Marquardt plays a bugle.

Wayzata resident Gary Marquardt will be very busy on Veterans Day, as he is every year, by choice … even though he is not a military veteran.

An antique pink door marks the entrance of the European chocolate shop on downtown Wayzata’s Lake Street.

Cathy Lingo, co-owner of The Garden Patch with her husband Tom, has been creating beautiful and spookily festive garden displays for over 20 years now. Just off of Highway 19, families can enjoy a fall afternoon learning about the historical traditions of Halloween.
 

Food has a way of bringing people together—from Sunday brunch with a good friend to experiencing the food of another culture for the first time. We bake cookies for new neighbors, celebrate accomplishments with steak dinners and so on.

Matches, an Excelsior Candle Co. candle and two gold and white straws.

Heidi Mueller always had candles in her life.

Families Moving Forward offers hospitality, emergency shelter and a path to a home with support and stability.

44 North Boutique is among the newest shops that line Wayzata’s East Lake Street.

Excelsior businesses are using the hashtag #exploreexcelsior to not only promote their stores and restaurants, but to involve community members in the local shop scene.

Emma Rose Consignment Boutique is the new moniker of the former Cherie Consignment Boutique.

Children's clothing, including shirts and shoes, sits on a table.

The line includes clothes, accessories, shoes, artwork, toys and books.

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