Shops & Business

The Excelsior Amusement Park carrousel

The Excelsior Amusement park closed and, in July of 1974, many of the items were auctioned off to the public.

Two babies wearing RubyScootz play on a lawn.

A local mom created RubyScootz because her daughter's pants were always getting destroyed while she was crawling around.

Boating gear from local retailers.

Here are our top picks for the best boating gear and accessories from local shops.

The sunset over Lafayette Bay.

Delivery boats were both a reliable and direct way to deliver goods on Lake Minnetonka, as roads did not exist to all parts of the lake or were often washed out.

Buddies Pet Food Delivery employees deliver food.

Buddies Pet Food Delivery has a unique business model.

A dog plays with a toy at Top Dog Country Club

We spoke with Top Dog Country Club’s “pack leader” Jean Stelten-Beuning for some tips for first-timers.

An illustration of downtown Excelsior.

Our editor's guide to where to shop and eat in downtown Excelsior.

Ooh La La Boutique

Excelsior boutique expands its space and offerings.

A woman models her new hairstyle from Lavish Salon Wayzata

Lavish stylist Ashley Halland talks about the latest trends and techniques for enhancing your hair’s natural beauty.

A woman holds a child in a pool.

Finding the perfect swimsuit has more to do with understanding your own body, and where your curves are, and knowing what you plan on doing in the swimsuit.

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