Shops & Business

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.

Heather Strommen, owner of the historic Excelsior home Mona Bina, which means home for all—and author of its eponymous blog, Sweet Shady Lane—is offering a fresh take on home design: On her website, visitors can

The animals at Long Lake’s Spring Farm Sanctuary look happy. But behind their loving eyes are heart-wrenching stories of past abuse, neglect and the horrors of factory farming.

This spring, an unconventional beauty store opened at Ridgedale Center. The vibe is decidedly Generation Z—a far cry from the department store beauty counter of yesteryear.

Traveling all the way from California to Minnesota, entrepreneurs Rachel and Bryant Amundson are bringing açai bowls and a passion for healthy lifestyles.

While designing her own dream home, Minnetonka’s Jessica Schaack discovered she wanted creative control over every aspect, including the lightbulbs.

They say necessity is the mother of invention. So when marketing and PR professional Nicole Pomije needed a treat for a party but couldn’t find her cookie sheet, she made do.

Inspired by Minnesota and specifically Lake Minnetonka, Erin Martin, owner of Martin’s Boutique in Excelsior, and her husband Mike founded North Shore Apparel MN, a business selling garments like hats, shirts