This mini-mall of four shops and a cafe is located inside a restored, 100 year-old building that was once the J.E. Hennessy Lumber Mill. Retailers are:
DB & Company/TaDah!: fancy stuff for fancy ladies, DB carries tea sets, imported soap, holiday ornaments, candy, silk florals and other do-dads. TaDah! deals in women’s clothing and accessories
Farrington’s Fair Trade and Earth Friendly: clothing, jewelry, toys, textiles and home decor hand-crafted by artisans in developing countries who are paid a living wage and work under humane conditions. Many of the items are created from recycled or sustainable materials, too. Great stuff!
Something Safari: especially nice toys, games, books and other fun things for little people.
Provisions: fun, fun, fun things for decking table, kitchen and the rest of the home.
318 Cafe: good-for-you breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and live music shows (ticket fee) on select evenings. Kid's menu; limited wine and beer list
Minnesota’s melting pot includes healthy doses of Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Scottish, Irish and English seasonings and this shop celebrates them all. A fixture for three decades, Heritage II's stock includes clogs, dinnerware, crystal, wool sweaters, cookware, linens, jewelry and all sorts of other quality brand merchandise. Prices tend to run to the high side for the more finely crafted items but there is plenty of bric a brac - tiles, flags, Christmas ornaments, cookbooks, candles, etc. - for smaller budgets too.
Capers is a girly-girl's dream of a store for fun stuff: jewelry, home accents, dinnerware, cards, candles, books and lots more. There's a sweet section for kids, too. I'm a hopeless tomboy and "cute" gives me a migraine but the place has enough non-frilly items to warrant a look when cruising Water Street. Ladies Who Shop, send the guys to the bar while you browse 'cause you might be awhile.
If you love your garden, this is the place for you. Gray Gardens carries planters, fountains, statuary and other accents for the garden as well as treasures to grace the inside of your abode as well. Gray's is in (and around) a stately painted-lady house that makes a perfect backdrop for an upscale, somewhat formal inventory of goods. It's a ka-ching but even if you can't afford the price tag, it's still fun to look, and they have some smaller items to fit similarly sized budgets.
While curious little people will need to observe the "look but don't touch" rule inside, they'll love to explore the goodies in the whimsical shed, front porch and gardens roundabout.
This place is a riot. It's wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling with stuff. All kinds of stuff. Toys, party goods, old books, collectables, t-shirts, and stuff I don't even know how to describe. A LOT of stuff. Some of it old, some not-so-old and some of it.... well, one man's junk is another man's treasure, right? It's great fun; just be careful not to lose small persons amidst the piles.