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.

Local award winning Girl Scouts Megan Aune, left, Polina Espersen and Jane Anderson, right.

It was a brainstorming session that led then seventh-grade Girl Scouts Polina Espersen, Megan Aune and Jane Anderson to unanimously agree to take a stand against the effects of bullying on middle school students.

Spring is the time to celebrate some of the most cherished people in our lives.

Entrepreneur Stacey Finnegan knows business. And fashion. The owner of MINQ Boutique in the Shops at West End is not only a style maven, but an organizational development guru, too; she’s an owner and consultant at Finnegan Consulting Partners.

Grand Frames specializes in frames of many styles, colors, and textures.

Even in the age of camera phones, there are plenty of pictures worth displaying. Katie Miller, co-owner of Grand Frames, suggests designing a custom frame.

Friends of Perspectives Inc. gathered at the Graves 601 Hotel in October for the organization's 13th annual fundraiser. All photos by Taylor Tupy.

Bob Ramsey humbly refers to his 24-year career as associate superintendent with the St Louis Park school district as time spent as “the backup guy.” But everybody who knows Ramsey knows his life is defined by much more. Ramsey has written more than 30 books for educators and parents.

Citizens Independent Bank has been an institution in St. Louis Park for an impressive 64 years.  From humble beginnings, Citizens has become a full-service bank with assets of $300 million and branches throughout the area.  

More than 75 volunteers made 2,000 sandwiches in less than an hour and a half for the 363 Days Food program, an organization that feeds the hungry and homeless in the Twin Cities, during an event hosted by SeilerSchindel, PLLC.

Virtual OffiCenters, 2013 winner of Global Workspace Association’s “Most Innovative Workspace” award, provides office space for any kind of business. “We get everything from attorneys to CPAs,” says owner Lori Spiess.

It’s waste not, want not when it comes to used books at Half-Price Books in Miracle Mile—what’s not sold is donated. “We’re always more happy to donate than we are to recycle,” assistant manager Travis Lennox says.