Shops & Business

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.

For the Friends of the St. Louis Park Library, the Hennepin County building isn’t just a place to check out books, do research, or use computers. It’s a haven for book-lovers, and that community has been developing under their supervision for fifty years.

Nathan’s Story: Discovering World Youth Day 

Frozen yogurt, tea, organic treats with flavors like blueberry buffalo and cinnamon molasses. Sound tempting? Your dog might think so too, because they were made for man’s best friend.  They’re all available at Byerly’s Bone Marché pet store in St. Louis Park.

Research shows that the presence of a pet can lower blood pressure, relieve stress and improve overall well-being. One therapy dog that regularly visits Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center in St. Louis Park may even somehow understand what patients are going through.

A 2,200-square-foot store tucked into a St. Louis Park retail strip might not seem like an obvious location for a mind-boggling shopping experience. It isn’t the Mall of America, but entering the only beer-specific store in Minnesota will make you stop short.

The Johnson's Family Garden circa 1930.

From 1926 to 1939, Johnson’s Family Garden was located on the southeast corner of Excelsior Boulevard and Natchez Avenue.  The brainchild of Robert Johnson, it was a family fun spot and featured a rock garden and canaries.

This little artist works diligently on her art project at I Heart Kids' Art.

As the mother of two young kids, ages 5½ and 1, St. Louis Park resident Robyn Cruey knows the importance of early childhood development.