New Excelsior Shops

Haven Maven and Finding Joy open their doors in Excelsior.

Haven Maven owner Nancy Boone Muller describes the store as a “glorified garage sale.” Located in a second floor suite in the heart of downtown Excelsior (and only open Thursday through Saturday), Haven Maven specializes in gently used home décor: table decorations, lamps, wall décor and the occasional small end table or chair. “Our merchandise is hand-picked and high-quality,” Boone Muller says, “but with garage sale pricing.” Expect to pay less than $10 (cash only) for any item in the store. 436 2nd St. No. 204, Excelsior

Christie Larson wants you to find joy—and art—in her shop at the Tonka Bay Shopping Center. Finding Joy showcases a gamut of goods at a range of prices from more than 60 local artists. Choose from fine art to dog treats and everything in between. Looking for a unique gift for a house-warming party or new baby? Consider the garden art, watercolor paintings or baby items. And if Finding Joy leaves you feeling inspired, check out their arts and crafts classes offered on-site for adults, teens and kids. 5619 Manitou Rd, Excelsior; 612.250.7286