When it comes to shopping, Valley Creek Apartments is in a great location for quick trips to specialty and gift stores. Some of the local favorites include:
Golden Fig Fine Foods
Voted as one of “The Top Minnesotans to Watch” by MPLS St Paul Magazine, owner Laurie McCann Crowell has apprenticed with some of the top prepared and fancy food creators. Her charming shop has a great selection of Midwest produced artisan foods, candles, dog treats, cookbooks, and skincare. When it comes to the spices, vinegar, and sugar, they are blended and bottled in small batches each week to ensure they have the freshest flavor.
The creamy creations at Just Truffles are so popular that several celebrities and politicians are regular customers. According to the store’s website, Luciano Pavarotti once thanked owners Roger and Kathleen Johnson on stage for their gift of truffles. That’s when the chocolatiers decided to give the singer his own flavor – Tenor Temptation, a mix of milk chocolate, coconut, and Malibu Rum. Other flavors include Baileys Irish Cream, Plum Wine, and Pecan Turtle.
The Paper Patisserie
For thirty years, The Paper Patisserie has been well-known in the Twin Cities for its unique offerings. The friendly staff provides personalized service in an atmosphere reminiscent of the stores that called Selby Avenue home in the early 1900s. True to its name, the shop carries a variety of paper products from Asia, Europe, and the United States. Its selection includes Japanese handmade paper, silkscreen cards, and journals. Other items include European soaps, scented candles, and fine pens.
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