Friday, May 17, 2013
It's the product of a makeover for Rick Rack, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
So long, Rick Rack. Hello, Lily and Violet. It's grand opening weekend for the recently rechristened boutique at 3413 W. 44th Street in Southwest Minneapolis, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported: In addition to receiving giveaways, purchase $75 or more and get $10 off your total. The shop is run by the owners of Rick Rack boutique, who decided to give the space a makeover, add more youthful flair to the current offerings and give it a new name.
The new Linden Hills bicycle shop opened its doors in former florist storefront.
City Velo, a custom bicycles dealer, is now open for business in the former salon space next to the former Linden Hills Florist space. The shop takes a liberal approach to letting customers get a feel for its bikes, according to the Southwest Journal: "Even if you don't buy a bike from us ... you can leave with your numbers, and we'll help you figure out, 'What's my size?'" said Manager Randy Fox. ... Customers are free to test-ride the shop's bikes for half an hour, or even half a day. "It's the only way to know how it will perform," Fox said. "You can take that scary corner on your weekly loop ride." Read the full article at swjournal.com. Related at Southwest Minneapolis Patch:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Neighborhood is seeing big turnover among its storefronts.
A quick glance around the corner of 43rd Street and Upton Ave South might dishearten the average Linden Hills resident. With Linden Hills Florist, Bayers Hardware, and the former hairdresser that once sat between the two all missing, and with Linden Hills Yarn slated to move to different digs, it might seem like the entire commercial village is falling apart. While some stores' business has declined since the Linden Hills Co-Op departed for the corner of 44th Street and France Ave, the neighborhood is still attractive to retailers. Owl Optical joined the neighborhood in late 2012. The landlords behind the various vacant and soon-to-be-vacated spaces have told Patch in recent days that they all have several potential tennants lined up. One…