During this time of economic uncertainty, small businesses in our community need our support.
One of the easiest (and least expensive) ways to help, is to follow your favorite businesses on social media.
- Like their post or give them an emoji
- Tag a friend
- Share their post
- Post a pic (especially if you bought something)
- Comment something nice
- Leave a positive review
Many storefronts are slowly starting to reopen. Be assured that our local businesses are taking every precaution to ensure that you have a safe shopping experience. Only a limited number of customers are being allowed in at one time, social distancing is being maintained, there is ample hand sanitizer and limited points of contact. Store employees are wearing masks and guests are strongly encouraged to do so as well. A few stores require that all guests wear masks.
For those who prefer to stay home, many stores are continuing to offer online ordering, curbside pickup and personal shopping.
If you have the ability to do so, consider showing these businesses your support:
All Strings Attached – Stringed instrument rentals, sales and repairs. Curbside service available by appointment only. Open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm.
Local SLP artist Adam Turman has a collection of jigsaw puzzles that are guaranteed boredom busters, as well as Minnesota-themed apparel, home goods, and screen prints.
A premier floral design studio offering no contact delivery and curbside pickup.
Your go-to place for essential baby needs, including car seats, strollers, furniture, gliders and more. They offer local delivery and contactless store pickup. Now open for in-store shopping.
Supplying the freshest cut flowers from local, earth-friendly greenhouses and world-wide flower shops. Available for delivery.
Bubbly Paws – Dog grooming. Open for grooming by appointment only.
Continental Diamond – Ready to assist you with finding the perfect engagement ring, jewelry or timepiece. They offer both in-store and virtual appointments. Masks are required for in-store appointments. Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm.
Your go-to music store for the latest indie releases, vinyl records, CD’s, books, and gifts. Their entire store is available for curbside pickup. Order online or call 763-544-0033. They will be open for in-store shopping on Wednesday, May 20. Hours are Wednesday – Friday, 10 am – 7 pm, and Saturday from 10 am – 4 pm.
Delicious handmade chocolates! Available for pickup, drive up service, and online ordering. (No in-store shopping yet!) Plus, 10% of all chocolate proceeds will be given back to caregiving organizations. Open Monday – Saturday, 12 pm – 6 pm
Elequent Jewelry – Specializing in fine jewelry, gold buying, and high-end estate jewelry. Open for buying estate jewelry, coins and more. Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm. Other services available by appointment.
Empty the Nest – A thrift store with one-of-a-kind treasures. They are open by appointment only.
Erik’s Bike Shop – Stores are open. Online ordering is also available with in-store pickup or curbside delivery.
Providing print services to the metro area for over 75 years. Deemed an essential business, Gleason can help you with signs, brochures, educational materials, posters (including government-mandated safety posters), books & manuals, mailings (including invoice billing), newsletters and periodicals. No print job is too small! Your project can be shipped to you or you can arrange for no-contact pickup or delivery.
Gotta Go, Gotta Throw Disc Golf Warehouse – Open for online ordering.
Half Price Books – Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm. A limited number of customers will be allowed in the store. Curbside pickup is still available.
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa – Gift cards and retail products now available for curbside pickup. Virtual consultations with Licensed Estheticians also available by request! Curbside pickup hours are Mondays from 3 pm – 7 pm, and Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am – 3 pm. Call or email email@example.com to place your order or schedule a virtual consultation.
House of Note – Full-service violin shop serving the string community. Open weekdays 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, by appointment only.
Jackie Adelmann Photography – A photographer skilled at taking all types of photographs: candid, portraits, wedding, night, sports, landscape, product, property and more.
Jeffrey Jewelry – Custom jewelry design and expert repair. Available by appointment.
Judith McGrann & Friends – Unique clothing, jewelry, bags, scarves, gifts and trinkets. Open for curbside pickup.
Lakeshore Learning – Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm.
Delivering gorgeous flowers since 1948. Offering curbside pickup and delivery, Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm.
Mainstream Boutique – Women’s clothing retailer. Now open Monday – Saturday 12 – 5 pm. Limit of 4 people in the store at one time. They will continue to offer live virtual shopping events and curbside pickup.
Mama’s Happy – A hip boutique featuring fabulous, one-of-a-kind repurposed and vintage merchandise crafted by local artisans using Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. Open Monday 11 am – 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am – 4 pm, Wednesday 12 – 6 pm, Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, and Sunday 12 – 4 pm.
Boutique featuring an eclectic selection of artisan jewelry from over 65 designers, gifts & chocolates. Use the code “springshopping” at checkout and receive 20% off all in-stock, full-priced jewelry, now through May 25. Plus, free shipping on all domestic website orders. They will be re-opening for in-store shopping on May 26.
Midwest Supplies – Beer brewing, wine making, hydroponic and gardening supplies. Shop in-store using their concierge service (staff will put together your order) or use their curbside order form for next day pickup between 1 and 5 pm. Online ordering is also available.
National Camera Exchange – For all your photography needs. Open for online orders and curbside pickup weekdays, 10 am – 5 pm.
Navab Brothers – Offering the highest quality handcrafted rugs. Open by appointment only. Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday 12 – 4 pm.
Full-service yarn shop offering some great grab & go kits for the craftiest of souls. All products available via flat rate shipping.
Nordic Ware Factory Store – Curbside pickup available Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 4 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with Virtual Order in the subject line. Place orders by noon for same day pickup.
Nutrishop – Offering the best nutritional supplements and wellness products. Order via phone or email for curbside pickup. Open Monday – Wednesday, 11 am – 6 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.
Once Upon A Child – Gently used kids clothing, accessories, shoes, toys and baby products. Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 12 – 5 pm. Tuesday – Thursday from 10 – 11 am is reserved for first responders, vulnerable and elderly shoppers.
Opitz Outlet – Discount designer apparel, shoes and accessories for women and men. Although the store remains closed, you can shop online at lfooutlet.com.
Patina – A curated mix of affordably priced gifts, home décor, scents, paper goods, and toys. Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. All guests are required to wear masks. Curbside pickup is also available.
Bring VR and 360 video into your home by renting an Oculus Go headset for a week (or more!). Or purchase a gift card – for every $100 you spend, you’ll receive an extra $20 of VR and REM5 will donate $10 in VR to TreeHouse, a MN-based organization that helps teens form meaningful relationships and realize their true value.
Rodeo Drive Consignment Boutique – Upscale clothing and accessory consignment boutique. Opening June 1. Temporary hours will be Wednesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm.
A fitness gym offering online, on-demand workouts and interactive virtual classes via their Stay Fit Club. Choose from 3 levels of membership.
Quality clothing and merchandise with Minnesota roots. The new Spring 2020 collection is now available online. Plus, check out their new Classic State hat series. Open curbside for pickup, returns and exchanges Monday through Friday, 11 am – 5 pm, and Wednesdays until 7 pm.
Traditions Classic Home Furnishings – Fine home furnishings from a wide variety of leading manufacturers. Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm.
Twin Cities Film Fest has launched TCFF Streams – an innovative, on-demand streaming platform that provides movie buffs with access to award-winning local, independent films. Movies are just $5.99 to view and proceeds are shared directly with the filmmakers. From documentaries to horror, there’s something for everyone.
Woody’s Furniture – Store featuring stylish, rustic-chic wooden furniture with custom finish options. Open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm; Sunday 12 pm – 4pm. Appointments available.
Yardbird – High-quality outdoor furniture. Open for business – only 2 groups of customers allowed in the store at a time. Appointments available 9 am – 10 am for those with health concerns.
This list is current as of May 18, 2020. Always check the business’ website or social media pages for the most up-to-date information.