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Christa Kalk took a leap of faith when she opened the third location of her Minnesota Makers shop in August 2020 during the pandemic. The downtown Excelsior store features over 120 local Minnesota artists.

After working at Treadle Yard Goods for more than 21 years, Michele Hoaglund took over as the owner in 2015 when founder Mary Daley decided to retire.

For all the local small business lovers out there, this popular children’s toy store in Excelsior has everything—from specialty toys to books to old-fashioned candy.

It’s often difficult to find the perfect gift for the woman who has provided for your since day one.

Audrey Matson used to be a country girl. Her childhood was spent on the family farm in small-town Minnesota, where caring for cows and chickens was part of the daily routine, and summers meant gardening and canning.

Minnetonka’s Sweet Jules, which just opened a location on Greenbrier Road, is a one-stop shop for a sweet-tooth fix, candy gift boxes and Easter basket treats.

Just over three years ago, Nate Houge and Micah Taylor were talking with each other about work, and how they were kind of “over it.” Houge was a musician, constantly on the road and away from his family, while Taylor, formerly a traveling musician as well, was in the corporate world, stuck in a c

Walking through the door into the quaint, colorful shop, one message is made crystal-clear about Irish on Grand: it’s not just a store for traditional Irish garb, but rather, a home for a celebrated culture.

Newly rebranded boutique Highcroft will provide all of the necessities for a relaxing evening gathered around the fireplace. Formerly known as Lussuria Lini, Highcroft’s main focus is its wide selection of European linens.

Finding the perfect gift can be intimidating. It’s not easy to balance personal, useful and thoughtful in one package. Luckily, shops like Fleurish Boutique in Excelsior have the expertise to help.

Downtown Excelsior’s stretch of beautiful shop windows just got a lot more colorful thanks to new boutique Water on Water.

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