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White Bear Lake shops
GoJohnnyGo Records is a real, live record store in White Bear Lake.
Looking to give your wardrobe a little zip? Check out downtown White Bear Lake’s new and very stylish additions.
Upsy-Daisy, an occasional shop owned by Danielle Rode, opened in November. “We wanted a quaint downtown community because we felt it was a good fit for our merchandise,” explains Rode.
If charm is what Rode was going for, the hand-painted vintage furniture and repurposed antique jewelry she makes and sells in the shop have it galore. The store also sells smaller goods made primarily by Minnesota artists and designers, including goat’s milk soap and soy candles.
Sweet Home may be a new addition to downtown White Bear Lake, specifically the White Bear Mall, but the shop fits in just fine. That’s due in no small part to hands-on owner Charity McClung. A former White Bear Lake resident who has since moved with her family to Hugo, McClung has ties to the downtown area and knows its clientele. Her shop, filled with artisan-made goods and thoughtfully repurposed jewelry and furniture, is in keeping with the neighborhood’s charm.
With the holidays just around the corner, we thought you could use a little jump-start to get you thinking about your holiday gift list. So, with the colors of the season as our guide, we compiled a many-hued collection of gifts that will have you crossing off items on that list in no time flat. Be so bold as to give gifts in red, green and gold.
Supplying White Bear Lake residents with fresh fruits and veggies since the 1970s, this year’s White Bear Lake farmers’ market features about 50 local vendors offering a variety of seasonal goodies. Every Friday you can fill your bag with fresh vegetables, seasonal fruit, breads and scones, maple syrup, fresh flowers, various cheeses, Jonny Pops gelato, all-natural dog and cat treats, and meats.