Maple Grove shops
A new store with the largest selection of prom gowns in the Midwest has joined the shopping scene in Maple Grove just in time for prom season. Located in The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, GLITZ! sells not only prom dresses, but also homecoming and other special event gowns. Read more about GLITZ! Offers Largest Selection of Prom Gowns in Midwest
Mom: a best friend, a shoulder to cry on and a sounding board all wrapped in
one. Whether she is a baker, a cook or an avid sampler, gift your mom’s taste
buds this go-around. Peruse what Maple Grove has to offer and pick up gifts and
treats for the mom in your life to brew, munch on or use to cook in style. Show
your her how much you care—it’s almost Mother’s Day, after all.
A local business is celebrating 10 years of providing tasty and creative meals to families all over the Twin Cities and we got “the dish” on what staying successful means. Let’s Dish! allows customers to use their kitchen and prepare meals to serve to their families. Darcy Olson, co-founder of Let’s Dish!, emphasizes how important it is to focus on the customer. “We created the business ten years ago with a specific customer and an experience in mind. Read more about Let’s Dish! Celebrates 10 Years of Business
After seeking out spices for their kitchen and turning up empty handed when it came to finding exactly what they wanted, Jay and Jane Bunting of Rogers decided to solve the problem in a unique way: they created their own wholesale business and also create private label brands for companies such as Lunds and Byerly’s. Wayzata Bay Spice Company was born out of a dilemma, but their creations have graced many a delicious meal since. Read more about Wayzata Bay Spice Company Joins the Spice Business
Dave and Linda Looney, owners of The Woods Gifts in Maple Grove, believe a business is as much a citizen as anyone else in town. That belief drives their ongoing community involvement and commitment to making fun events at The Woods available to the public. Their business has evolved over the years but the joy they get from being in the gift industry and being active in their community is enduring.
Read more about Search The Woods for Gifts and a Spirit of Giving
What is most fun when done with others, rewarding to do alone and can be painted red all over? A decorate-it-yourself vase from Color Me Mine—the creative art studio in the east end of the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Katy Daily and Cheri Lee are two Maple Grove residents and customers who know all about the creativity that emerges at Color Me Mine, in red or any other color of the rainbow. Since it opened nearly three years ago, Lee says she’s been there 8 or 9 times. “I started going there with family first,” she says. Read more about Color Me Mine in Maple Grove
We all shop in Maple Grove, but what is it like on the other side of the counter? We talked with three Maple Grove business owners who, as it turns out, hold similar views on what it means to be entrepreneurial and to serve our community.
Andy LeVahn never planned on being a plumber. He was headed into art education when he helped out in the family business and realized he actually liked it. His grandfather started the endeavor 90 years ago and LeVahn Brothers Plumbing and Hardware has been a familiar name for generations of area homeowners. Read more about Local Business Owners Talk Shop in Maple Grove