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Shops & Business
A quilt or blanket, created and given selflessly, is more than a gift of warmth; it’s a gift of love.
The building that majestically sits on the south side at the center of the block of Fourth Street, between Cook and Banning Avenues, was constructed more than a century ago as the White Bear YMCA.
A birthday is an important time in a child’s life, and Cheerful Givers’ creator Robin Zelaya believes every child deserves a gift to celebrate his or her special day.
Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, White Bear Lake Mercantile is once again gracing the streets of downtown White Bear Lake—albeit a little different than the original.
GoodKids expanded from GoodThings in May of 2016 and has been supplying the White Bear Lake area with fun items ever since. “We’re [everything] baby, toys, games,” manager Megan Walsh says.
Has your pup been naughty or nice this year? Regardless, Lulu & Luigi is the place to go so your pup can look and feel their best this holiday season. Featuring a bakery full of holiday-themed treats, Christmas trees stocked with toys and a grooming service, this shop has it all.
If you do the work you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. And Sacha Hilpisch, owner of Select Vintage, knows this adage well.
In 1880, Minnesota architect Cass Gilbert took a position as a draftsman at the well-known firm McKim, Mead and White in New York City. He returned to Minnesota in 1882 to be closer to his mother. He was young, unknown and without many of the local connections so often helpful.
Department stores can be trite and overwhelming, but the second annual Holiday Junk Jaunt is anything but that. Danielle Rode, owner of the vintage store Upsy-Daisy in downtown White Bear Lake, started the event in 2016.
Farmhouse furniture is making a big comeback. James Putnam, a White Bear Township resident, creates farmhouse-inspired furniture and sells it to eager customers all around Minnesota. After helping to build an entire house, creating furniture is a piece of cake for Putnam.