Downtown Stillwater has right brew of new and aged for shoppers –

December 5, 2015 - garden totes

Downtown Stillwater is obvious for a ancestral attract and antiques shops. Take a closer demeanour when spending an afternoon shopping, and you’ll find that conform boutiques and home and present stores also have popped up.

With some-more than 50 shops to select from, it’s best to confirm what you’re in a mood for and go from there. In further to shops, dining options everywhere for an afternoon expedition.


Downtown Stillwater is home to several wardrobe and attire boutiques.

Off Main Street in a Brick Alley building, Betty June’s hosts a vast preference of garments for women and is where you’ll find Sloggers sleet and garden boots and shoes.

 Fringe blanket/jacket in a western cowboy demeanour during Enchante in downtown Stillwater, Mn., on Thursday, Oct 08, 2015. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi) The emporium also carries children’s and men’s clothing, and present equipment such as booze accessories. In a front of a store, you’ll find products from Trade Winds Spice Company. Also in Brick Alley, Simply Chic features women’s attire during affordable prices. A renouned item: fleece leggings for $10.

Head north on Main to a St. Croix River Exchange Merchants Building, where Lori’s New York Fashions offers smart styles in clothes, scarves and sunglasses during practical prices. Continue north, where 45 Degrees carries tip brands and stylish attire — puffyjackets, smart footwear, down skirts — for enjoying a outdoors. Brands embody Patagonia, Lole and Prana.

Closer to Chestnut Street, Feel Good has a loose island state of mind as you’ll see in a jewelry, handbags and tie-dyed clothing.

Just north of Chestnut, you’ll find Collaborations. This second-floor women’s wardrobe boutique channels a boho, L.A. chic-inspired character during reasonable prices. Brands embody Bobi, Billabong, Staccato and Cello Jeans. A few doors down, Katydid’s/Stokes Jewelry offers conform accessories including handbags, relating necklace and earring sets, sunglasses and hats. In a behind of a store is a valuables use that offers tradition pattern valuables and repairs.

On a conflicting side of Main Street, several other attire conform boutiques await. Start on a northern end, where Studio One Yoga Massage houses a tiny sell area in front of a studio, charity activewear and yoga accessories. Continue south, where River Jeans carries not usually denim for organisation and women though other items, including cowboy boots.

Just south of Myrtle Street, The Shirt Factory features sweatshirts, tradition T-shirts and tropical-inspired wardrobe and accessories.

On a dilemma of Main and Chestnut streets, Art n Soul/Stillwater Beads is where you’ll find ready-to-wear, hand-made workman valuables as good as reserve for creation your own. Some present equipment are accessible as well. Next, Britta’s BJQ has smart wardrobe for women in a accumulation of cuts, colors and patterns. Make your approach to a The Fun Sisters, where clothing, valuables and handbags are front and center. In Grand Garage, Nina Marie Studios is not only a print and pattern spot, though it also hosts a wardrobe boutique for a tiny ones, teenagers and a immature during heart.

Off Chestnut Street, conform enthusiasts won’t wish to skip a boutiques lined along here. First, Urban Violet offers stylish women’s attire with childish flair. Next door, Enchante is a place to go for quality, fashion-forward pieces that demeanour like they’ve been pulled true out of a latest conform magazines.

 Classic fit prolonged sleeve shirts in string  rayon by Bills Khakis, during Matt  Nate mens wardrobe store in downtown Stillwater, Mn., on Thursday,

Continue west on Chestnut, where you’ll find some sell stores in a Chestnut Building. Sash women’s boutique offers attire with European flavor. Standouts embody felted nap purses from Echo design, Eyebobs eyewear, Grizas tops and Krazy Larry widen pants that can simply be dressed adult or dressed down.

In a same building, Matt Nate menswear non-stop in Jun with a hip vibe and rare, peculiarity finds. Brands embody a hard-to-come-by Bills Khakis pants, dress shirts by FX Fusion, a Jon Randall tag and cashmere scarves from Fraas. HappySocks are also sole here.


Besides clothing, downtown Stillwater offers copiousness of home and present shops — art lovers generally will find a accumulation of options for home decor.

Stillwater Farm Store on a southeast dilemma of Main and Nelson streets facilities home taste pieces — chuck pillows, candles, kitchenware — with country and outdoorsy accents. Just past Nelson Street, Alfresco offers peculiarity pieces for a home, garden and cabin, trimming from infrequent grill accessories to fine-dining portion ware. In further to home pieces, Alfresco also has singular gifts, kids’ garments and toys.

In a St. Croix River Exchange Merchants Building, Designs of Sweden has tip Swedish brands, from Sagaform glassware to Ekelund woven textiles. Coveted clogs by Troentorp and UGG are also carried here.

On a same block, Simonet’s Furniture Company features built-to-last furniture, including dressers and tables. Next, Mara-Mi on a dilemma of Main and Chestnut streets specializes in stationery and reserve as good as some present items.

Just north of Chestnut, things are gratifying inside a Kathe Wohlfart shop. The store specializes in German gifts and collectibles that embody hand-painted ornaments, wooden figurines and mugs. The store also has nutcracker toys galore.

Cross Main Street for some-more home and present stores. On a northern finish of downtown in a Isaac Staples Sawmill building, Stillwater Art Guild Gallery features some-more than 65 artists. Mixed media, photography, sculpture and valuables are only some of a specialties represented here. The gallery also houses a large preference of paintings featuring St. Croix Valley landscapes from area artists.

Continue south, where you’ll find several some-more shops. Modern Roots, a bath and physique store emphasizing healthy mixture and products done in-house, only opened. This is a store’s second location, with a strange located 45 mins from a Twin Cities in Buffalo.

On a northwest dilemma of Main and Myrtle streets, Forget Me Not has home and present equipment with contemporary style, trimming from bath and physique products to home accessories. Just past Myrtle, Tamarack Gallery displays and sells paintings, pottery, sculptures, fiber art, valuables and some-more constructed by regional, inhabitant and general artists.

Gammy Gumpy’s, one of a newest additions downtown, caters to a tiny ones. The emporium houses a far-reaching accumulation of dolls, choices of pinkish or blue sight sets, and eco-conscious and educational toys. The store creates a indicate of carrying no electronic or battery-operated products.

Past Olive Street, during Gallery 3Ten Fine Art you’ll find pottery, sculpture and jewelry. Local Color on Main features home and present items, including bath and physique products and conform accessories. In a Grand Garage building, Cooks of Crocus Hill is an fast finish for top-quality cookware and kitchen gadgets.

If we go off a beaten path, you’ll find a few some-more shops over Main Street. On Second Street, Camrose Hill Flower Shop houses equipment for sprucing adult your home and garden. On Chestnut Street, Maybe, Maybe Not? offers a far-reaching accumulation — home decor, gifts, valuables and art. Across a street, The Little Parrot carries art and imagining supplies.

Lil’ Tulips is all about a tiny ones, generally good when looking for baby showering gifts. Located in a Post Office building dual blocks off Main Street along Myrtle Street, a batch ranges from bedroom and hothouse taste to strollers, wardrobe and cloth diapers. The store emphasizes organic, healthy and BPA-free products. Not too distant away, ArtReach St. Croix offers ceramics, painting, potion and more.


Judging by some of a newer shops, Stillwater is right on a trend of spotlighting reused, repurposed and upcycled taste pieces and furniture.

In a Exchange Merchants building, a Feathered Nest offers spruced-up home furnishings and taste with selected and retro flair. Items embody tablescapes and dining room furniture. In a Grand Garage, Mama’s Happy features home taste and vintage, upcycled and repurposed furniture, and present equipment such as jewelry. Nearby, My Sister’s Cottage spotlights repurposed, reused or recycled selected furniture. The store also offers marker and vegetable paints for those who wish to commence a DIY project.

To a north in a Isaac Staples Sawmill, Reincarnations awaits. Look for home seat and taste that has been reimagined from common items, such as crates remade into shelving or aged typewriter tables incited into side tables. For some-more in this category, go dual blocks from Main Street to Myrtle. Connected to a Post Office building, Reclaiming Beautiful offers home pieces including spruced-up seat such as dressers, desks and chairs — several with fleur-de-lis aptitude — as good as remixed selected jewelry.


Antique shops are still a large pull for downtown Stillwater. Just north of a St. Croix River Exchange Merchants Building, Midtown Antiques hosts an collection of items, including jewelry, stained glass, clear and portion ware. A third-floor seat gallery is value checking out. Just north of Chestnut Street, Our Antiques also has a far-reaching accumulation to browse. Look for collections of salt and peppers shakers, Precious Moments dolls and Russian nesting dolls. Jewelry, clothing, toys and wiring such as aged film projectors and radios are also on hand.

On a dilemma of Main and Myrtle streets, Stillwater Antiques features a brew that includes golf clubs, radios, guitars, cigar boxes, portion ware, lamps and lots of built-to-last furniture.

On a northern finish of downtown, a multi-level Staples Mill Antiques has an heterogeneous mix. In further to a common home decor, furniture, valuables and toys, standouts embody retro food ads that would make good wall art and selected magazines ideal for a coffee table.

Next, American Gothic Antiques offers singular furniture, books, toys and collectibles. Let There Be Light Antiques specializes in antique lamps.


Downtown Stillwater is also home to several specialty shops, including several bookstores. The Valley Bookseller offers a well-edited preference of books. Bring a tiny ones and they can hang out in a kids’ play and reading area. For used books, Black Letter Books specializes in singular and out-of-print items. Nearby, Out of Print and St. Croix Antiquarian Bookstore share a space, with Out of Print charity shirts, receptacle bags, and phone and inscription cases in a front of a store. For any object sold, Out of Print donates a book to a organisation Books for Africa. Most of a space houses a bookstore, featuring singular books in a accumulation of categories — children’s, art and photography, universe history, automotive and cooking, to name a few.

Besides books, we won’t wish to skip a locally owned Spice Tea Co., that offers spices, sugars, salts, teas and coffees. Standouts embody piquancy mixes for creation all from fajitas to chili. Fusion sugars and salts, such as merlot and habanero, also keep things interesting. A few doors away, Stillwater Olive Oil Company features olive oils, balsamic vinegars and some seasonings.

In a Brick Alley building, Darn Knit Anyway offers knit, crochet and sewing reserve galore. Some ready-to-wear pieces are also available, such as weave hats and scarves. Our Shop carries marriage and special-occasion wear and accessories. Jewelers embody Stokes Jewelry, Gaalaas Jewelers, Allure by Greaton’s Jewelry and Johnson Jewelers.


When it’s time for lunch, there are copiousness of places for burgers, pizza and comfort food — too many to name. But if you’re looking to flog behind and relax, here are a few sit-down, full-service spots to consider.

If we haven’t visited downtown Stillwater for a while, LOLO American Kitchen Craft Bar is value checking out. LOLO, that stands for Locally Owned, Locally Operated, specializes in travel dishes with a epicurean twist. The Wedge Wheel is another relations newcomer, a place to nosh on cheeses from around a universe as good as charcuterie and a tiny preference of sandwiches.

Marx Wine Bar serves contemporary American transport cranked adult a notch. The Green Room offers a brew of complicated American and Indian-influenced dishes. Reve, housed in a Chestnut Building a retard off Main Street, is another good choice for a contemporary menu.

When it comes to a classics and a menu trimming from infrequent to fancy, cruise Dock Cafe or Lowell Inn.

On a infrequent side, Smalley’s is value a revisit for a barbecue, and a side dishes that are only as flavorful. Shanghai Bistro, featuring Asian fare, is also popular, generally on comfortable days when a expanded mill square is a prohibited spot.

For ultra casual, conduct to Leo’s Malt Shop for a flashback caf� vibe. Pub 112 Eatery and Charlie’s Restaurant during Waterstreet Inn highlight Irish fare.

You’ll wish to save room for dessert, as downtown has a satisfactory share of fudge, candy, bakery and other candy shops.

Nancy Ngo writes about food and lifestyle for Spaces magazine, where this essay initial appeared.



Art n Soul/Stillwater Beads, 202 S. Main St.; 651-275-0255

Betty June’s, 421 S. Main St.; 651-351-3194

Britta’s BJQ, 204 S. Main St.

Collaborations, 129 1/2 S. Main St.; 651-430-9100

Enchante, 224 E. Chestnut St.; 651-439-7232

Feel Good, 324 S. Main St.; 651-430-1565

45 Degrees, 209 S. Main St.; 651-430-3609

The Fun Sisters, 216 S. Main St.; 651-430-3134

Katydid’s/Stokes Jewelry, 113 S. Main St.; 651-439-0166

Lori’s New York Fashions, 317 S. Main St.; 651-705-6786

Matt Nate, 200 E. Chestnut St.; 651-571-3197

Nina Marie Studios, 324 S. Main St.; 651-214-9368

River Jeans, 118 N. Main St.; 651-342-0464

Sash, 200 E. Chestnut St.; 651-430-1345

The Shirt Factory, 126 S. Main St.; 651-351-0052

Simply Chic, 421 S. Main St.; 651-351-7051

Studio One Yoga Massage, 402 N. Main St.; 651-430-7155

Urban Violet, 226 E. Chestnut St.; 651-342-0669


Alfresco, 321 S. Main St.; 651-439-0814

ArtReach St. Croix, 224 N. Fourth St; 651-439-1465

Camrose Hill Flower Shop, 233 S. Second St.; 651-351-9631

Cooks of Crocus Hill, 324 S. Main St.; 651-351-1144

Designs of Sweden, 317 S. Main St.; 651-351-5059

Forget Me Not, 402 S. Main St.; 651-430-8113

Gallery 3Ten Fine Art, 310 S. Main St.; 651-439-6246

Gammy Gumpy’s, 122 S. Main St.; 651-342-0144

Kathe Wohlfahrt, 129 S. Main St.; 651-275-1072

Lil’ Tulips, 216 W. Myrtle St.; 651-300-4257

The Little Parrot, 116 E. Chestnut St.; 651-472-5800

Local Color on Main, 312 S. Main St.; 651-351-0558

Mara-Mi, 201 Main S. St.; 651-689-1730

Maybe, Maybe Not?, 229 E. Chestnut St.; 651-439-0081

Simonet’s Furniture Company, 229 S. Main St.; 651-439-2110

Stillwater Art Guild Gallery, 402 N. Main St.; 651-689-0149

Stillwater Farm Store, 401 S. Main St.; 651-439-6143

Tamarack Gallery, 112 S. Main St.; 651-439-9393


The Feathered Nest, 317 S. Main St.; 651-342-0892

Mama’s Happy, 324 S. Main St.; 763-777-3899

My Sister’s Cottage, 226 S. Main St.; 651-351-2030

Reclaiming Beautiful, 216 W. Myrtle St.; 763-238-7900

Reincarnations, 402 N. Main St., 208-484-9051


American Gothic Antiques, 236 S. Main St.; 651-439-8202

Let There Be Light Antiques, 210 N. Main St.; 651-351-7580

Midtown Antiques, 301 S. Main St.; 651-430-0808

Our Antiques, 119 S. Main St.; 651-439-3889

Staples Mill Antiques, 410 N. Main St.; 651-430-1816

Stillwater Antiques Mall Art Gallery, 101 S. Main St.; 651-439-6281


Allure by Greaton’s Jewelry, 421 S. Main St.; 651-439-9200

Black Letter Books, 102 S. Main St.; 651-430-9805

Darn Knit Anyway, 423 S. Main St.; 651-342-1386

Gaalaas Jewelers, 227 S. Main St.; 651-439-2452

Johnson Jewelers, 210 S. Main St.; 651-439-1377

Kids Oasis, 120 S. Main St.; 651-342-0144

Our Shop, 214 S. Main St.; 651-351-1087

Spice Tea Co., 212 S. Main St.; 651-351-5155

St. Croix Antiquarian Booksellers/Out of Print, 232 S. Main St.; 651-430-0732

Stillwater Olive Oil Company, 208 S. Main St.; 651-472-5789

Stokes Jewelry, 113 S. Main St.; 651-439-0921

The Valley Bookseller, 217 N. Main St.; 651-430-3385


Charlie’s Restaurant during Waterstreet Inn, 101 S. Water St.; 651-430-0907

Dock Cafe, 425 Nelson St.; 651-430-3770

The Green Room, 215 S. Main St.; 651-342-0215

Leo’s Malt Shop, 131 S. Main St.; 651-351-3949

LOLO American Kitchen Craft Bar, 233 S. Main St.; 651-342-2461

Lowell Inn, 102 N. Second St.; 888-569-3554

Marx Wine Bar, 241 S. Main St.; 651-439-8333

Pub 112 Eatery, 112 N. Main St.; 651-342-0836

Reve, 200 E. Chestnut St.; 651-342-1594

Shanghai Bistro, 324 S. Main St.; 651-430-9000

Smalley’s, 423 S. Main St.; 651-439-5375

The Wedge Wheel, 308 E. Chestnut St.; 651-342-1687

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