Shops & Business

The bookshelves at Wild Rumpus. Above, a boat is affixed to the ceiling.

Since 1992, Wild Rumpus has been a staple in the Linden Hills neighborhood, known for its great selection of children’s books, a special entryway for its younger patrons and its wild inhabitants.

For 14 years, the faith-based, nonprofit organization Matter, formerly Hope for the City, has been accepting corporate surplus items and distributing more than $550 million in wholesale goods to people in need all over the world.

Hey, we get it—a girl (or guy) has to stay in style, but rather than effectively bankrupting yourself with a new wardrobe every time the season changes, it’s time to instead start thinking about accessories.

The carefree days of summer are gone, and now come crisp fall days. Maybe you feel like your hair styling routine has fallen by the wayside or you are contemplating a new look for a new season.

 Steve Lyons, director of the St. Louis Park Community Band, left, and Al Sweet, enjoy making music.

You might think after spending 40 years in the educational system, someone might simply want to be done with teaching and learning, and simply want to relax.

“There really isn’t anything we can’t do here,” Sharon Terry, owner of Tailors on Blake, says. Terry’s St. Louis Park business consists of 11 sewers, and each was hired for a certain specialty.

Michelle and Aaron Goldstein’s dog Weezy is fortunate to have found a happy home in St. Louis Park.

We all change the channel when those Sarah McLachlan commercials about animal cruelty come on. It’s OK to admit it.

Smooth, hair-free skin just got a little easier to achieve this summer with the grand opening of Waxing the City at Excelsior and Grand.  Waxing the City, which is part of a national franchise, offers facial and full-body waxing services for men and women.  First-time clients receive 50 percent o

 Jason Alvey and Dan Shidla, a SCORE mentor, at Four Firkins.

The SCORE offices in St. Louis Park are tucked away in a little office complex, just north of Knollwood Mall; most people would never even know the office is there.

 New moms Pia Robertson, left, with baby Ebba and Tabitha Moore, holding Kennesey, bond during an Amma class at Creative Kidstuff.

For those feeling a little daunted by parenthood, Amma can help put your mind at ease. Based in Edina, the center offers several classes for both first-time and veteran parents, and also features speakers and seminars.

In 1981, the original Park Tavern building was demolished; the current version was built just a few blocks away on Louisiana Ave.

Despite their smiles, owners Ben Weber and George Harrison are none too happy about the demolition of their beloved Park Tavern. This St.