Shops & Business

Lake Minnetonka wool blanket

After opening a new retail store in downtown Excelsior’s historic Miller Block Building on Water Street in March, Faribault Woolen Mill Co. will greet its first winter holiday season with new product lines, which hit the shelves this autumn.

The bookshelves and bar at Cream & Amber, a new bookstore/taproom/coffee shop in Hopkins.

Coffee shop cum bookstore cum taproom Cream & Amber opened in Hopkins this spring, and it’s quickly becoming a beloved local gem on the near west side of the metro.

Laura Hotvet, executive director of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce

We spoke with the executive director of the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce about her role in the community and her deep, deep roots here.

A hat made by Excelsior company Summit Creek Hat Co.

Excelsior native Tony Filippi founded Summit Creek Hat Co. last summer, inspired to create a line of hats and other products that make the wearer think about their favorite places in the world.

Personal stylist Jess Burke sits on a chair.

Personal stylist Jess Burke helps women feel beautiful in their everyday looks.

A woman on a laptop building a website from scratch.

Today, you can launch a simple website in just a few days.

The bookshelves and community space at Cream & Amber, a Hopkins store offering books, beer, coffee and more.

Go inside Hopkins’ newest hot spot for books and beer—all run by women.

A pink SusiBash handbag created by local designer Sussan Mahjouri

Wayzata’s Sussan Mahjouri launches a new line of handbags with a very specific marketing plan.

Joe Ryan, CEO and owner of Oppidan Investment Company

Joe Ryan’s worldview is simple: leave the world better than you found it.

As the CEO and owner of Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm based in Excelsior, Ryan knows he—and Oppidan—can make a real difference in the communities they serve.

Kate Meier, founder of BA Craftmade, a company that makes aprons for professional and home chefs, woodworkers, florists and more.

Tim McKee, Thomas Boemer, Lenny Russo and Justin Sutherland wear aprons by BA Craftmade, just to name a few.

Top Dog Foundation, Lake Minnetonka

While Top Dog Country Club has earned the unofficial title of the “un-kennel,” boasting Club Med-style digs for dogs when their owners are away, behind the hotel lies a cause that’s close to the owner’s heart

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