Shops & Business

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

On Main Street in between Dunn Bros. and the Thai restaurant, Sawatdee, there stands a unique new salon that specializes in something most places don’t— waxing. As you walk in to the trendy shop, you realize the absence of elevator music typically found in these types of salons.

Maple Grove resident Colleen Hazen is the oldest of seven children and she never played organized sports. So Hazen had an epiphany when her own two children, Andy and Katie, began playing competitive tennis several years ago at Maple Grove Junior High School.

“It’s my intent to continue the spirit of the store.”—Diane Knutson, new owner

A scruffy puppy named Freddie, with floppy ears and wistful eyes, once lived in an Arkansas shelter. His fur, the color of Caribbean beach sand, was badly matted and balding in spots around his snout and belly. Freddie waited to be claimed. But he had no owner.

Two Maple Grove businesses were recently awarded a prestigious honor. Number 390 Channel Partners LLC and Fitness On Request both made the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Business List, and even rounded out the top 400.

Dee Dee Mittelstaedt never knows what she’ll be framing next. The list of items that she’s matted and framed while she’s operated an Osseo shop called Frames to You, is vast and varied. She’s designed frames for thousands of needlepoint pieces, watercolor artwork, and hand-painted portraits.

Did you ice skate, play hockey or as a true Minnesotan just love being on the ice? A volunteer opportunity at the Maple Grove Community Center’s indoor skating rink is waiting for you. The ice rink is in search of adults over the age of 20 to supervise open skating on weekends.
   

One of the earliest settlers of Maple Grove was the Koehler family. Gottlieb and Gottlieben Koehler came to the area from Germany by way of Missouri.

When Maple Grove resident Larry Hotchkiss was in his early twenties he got his first Rottweiler, a dog he says was a wonderful companion for eleven years. But his wife Amy needed convincing when it came time for the Hotchkisses to get a dog together. He wanted another Rottweiler.

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