Walkable Neighborhoods

Excelsior & Grand

Specifically designed to be a walkable neighborhood (with a walkability score of 82! from Walk Score), Excelsior & Grand encompasses a 4-block area centered along Excelsior Blvd and the intersection of Grand Way in the southeast corner of St. Louis Park. This revitalized area boasts upscale apartments and family homes, beautiful green spaces, and down-to-earth shopping, personal care services and dining options with local flare.

street view of Excelsior & Grand

A Soaring Sculpture

Allegory of Excelsior statue

The heart of Excelsior & Grand features a bubbling fountain and a beautiful sculpture designed by Andrea Myklebust entitled, “Allegory of Excelsior.” The word “excelsior” means “higher” or “to the sky” in Latin. Therefore, this 43-foot-tall structure features a nude, bronze figure, gilded in 22-karat gold leaf, positioned to give the illusion of soaring through the stars.

A Picturesque Setting

park building and playground at Wolfe Park

The neighborhood is bordered on the north end by Wolfe Park, home to Wolfe Lake and Veterans’ Memorial Amphitheater. In winter, bring your sled and slide down the hillside. Or walk through the park to the SLP Rec Center, home to two indoor skating rinks, and the ROC, a covered outdoor skating rink.  In summer, kids will have fun exploring the playground, fishing at the lake, or making a splash at the 20,000 sq. ft. Aquatic Park. The entire family will enjoy the live music and open mic performances at the terraced, open-air amphitheater. Bring a blanket and have a picnic with takeout from McCoy’s Public House.

Boutiques

Max’s Jewelry – Trendy, contemporary boutique featuring an eclectic selection of artisan jewelry, gifts and candy.

It’s Still Me Wig Studio – A salon offering a large selection of synthetic and human hair wigs, styling resources, wig care products, accessories and services.

Judith McGrann & Friends – A boutique filled with unique finds, including clothes, jewelry, bags, scarves, socks, gifts, cards and trinkets.

Twin Cities Gold & Silver – Jeweler specializing in buying & selling estate jewelry, precious metals, silver antiques, rare coins and currency.

Grocery & Pharmacy

CVS – A drugstore selling a variety of beauty & health products, plus some grocery and household items. A HealthHub location with providers available to treat common illnesses and manage chronic conditions.

Fresh Thyme – An affordable, natural food marketplace stocked with organic offerings and food you feel good about, with items tailored to special diet needs (vegan, paleo, keto, gluten-free).

Trader Joe’s – A neighborhood grocery store with amazing food and drink from around the word and around the corner.

Personal Care

Advanced Recovery Massage – Offering therapeutic massages – Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue, myofascial – and chair massages.

Bubbly Paws – A self-service dog wash and dog grooming salon.

Corepower Yoga – A fitness studio offering a variety of yoga classes including yoga sculpt and hot power fusion.

F45 Training – A fitness studio offering functional training, a mix of circuit and hit style workouts geared towards everyday movement.

The Hair District Collective – A modern and spacious salon offering a wide range of personal services, including makeup & hair for bridal parties. Featuring Bumble & Bumble, Davines, and Amika products.

Ocean Spa & Nails – A popular nail salon that’s also perfect for hosting bridal parties and other groups.

Tilverkare for Hair – A mid-century Scandinavian-style salon offering modern techniques and traditional customer service. Services include cuts, color, hair extensions, waxing, brows, eyelash extensions, special occasion up-dos and bridal hair.

Waxing the City – A hair removal salon that offers waxing services for every body (and body part).

Dining

Hazelwood Food + Drink – A fine dining establishment serving modern comfort food, including black angus steaks, wood fired pizza and rotisserie chicken, seafood and pasta, plus healthy bowls and salads.

Honey & Rye Bakehouse – A rustic-chic bakery offering artisan breads and baked treats, along with sandwiches and espresso drinks.

McCoy’s Public House – A casual dining restaurant and sports bar serving modern American comfort food.

Starbucks Coffee – A coffeehouse with an array of hot and cold coffees and drinks, plus baked goods.

Vibe Organic Juice Bar – An easygoing, counter-service café offering organic juices, smoothies, veggie burgers, wraps and power bowls.