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.

The Shops at West End welcomed three new women’s clothing stores this past December. “These are three truly unique stores run by incredibly talented individuals, each with her own singular sense of style,” says Michael Landstad, senior property manager with Mid-America Real Estate Minnesota.

Over the past few years, a soaring trend in shopping has changed the way consumers look at retail. Thrifting has become en vogue not only for those searching for vintage treasure but for the everyday shopper as well. It’s become widely popular for practical and fashionable reasons alike.

Valentine’s Day is coming, and it’s a Sunday this year, folks: Will you be ready? At St. Louis Park’s Arts & Flowers Design Studio, a full-service flower shop serving customers (even forgetful ones) for 14 years, everyone’s ready.

St. Louis Park Emergency Program (STEP) rang in its 40th anniversary last fall with a new executive director, Derek Burrows Reise.

You may have passed Dome Souvenirs Plus at some point on your way to a Twins or Vikings game at the Metrodome. As the stadiums change, so have the times, and owner Ray Crump Jr.

At the beginning of this year, SeilerSchindel law firm was split between two offices because they couldn’t fit into one. With their Plymouth and St.

The holiday season is all about the little things, from snowflakes and hot cocoa to handmade cards and carols. We couldn’t agree more, so we explored local shops in St. Louis Park to put together a list of little gifts that will bring lots of joy this time of year.

I am old enough to remember travel before the internet: before Travelocity, before Airbnb.

Congratulations to Max’s jewelry boutique and to owner Ellen Hertz on being a finalist in the Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) 2015 Awards for Excellence.

THE IMAGE ABOVE is a rare photograph of the St. Louis Park State Bank, which opened in August 1915, when St. Louis Park was still a village, at Walker Street and Dakota Avenue. Just east of the building was the new high school, the first iteration of what is now Central Community Center.