Shops & Business

British ensemble The King’s Singers performed in February at Orchestra Hall to benefit the Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center, located in St. Louis Park.

Over the last several years, the ideal grocery-shopping experience has evolved. Forget warehouse-size packaging and processed foods.

Family-owned and -operated since 1946, St. Louis Park’s Nordic Ware got its start with four simple, Norwegian-style products: the krumkake iron, rosette iron, ebelskiver pan and platte panne.

After graduating from St. Louis Park High School in 2010, Lauren Shoff jetted off to study fashion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Once there, her accessories design professor encouraged her to start her own business, at the tender age of 19.

It’s a story of friendship and civic pride almost 70 years in the making—and a beautiful bloom of a story, too. In 1947, 32 women who were part of St. Louis Park’s popular garden clubs decided to band together and form the Women’s Club of St. Louis Park.

Just as the all-black clothing look goes out of vogue come the end of January, so can your winter locks. Revolution Salon stylist and co-owner Sasha Zoghi says that with the onset of spring, clients are hungry for a change.

Over the last few years, the craft of homebrewing has been growing rapidly in popularity. Some are quick to attribute the rise to the DIY-everything mentality of millennials, but it’s clear that the passion for homebrewing and winemaking is bigger than the 20-somethings in your neighborhood.

Passionate about all things science, Joy Frestedt, PhD founded Frestedt Inc., a research consulting company, out of her home in 2008.

During the 2013–2014 school year, some St. Louis Park elementary schoolers got the opportunity to make a positive global impact—connecting their Minnesota classrooms to faraway Costa Rica.

Kinsey Scott, a freshman at St. Louis Park High School, has known she wanted to play the violin since she visited the Minnesota Orchestra’s Orchestra Hall in preschool, and she began lessons as soon as they were offered to her in fourth grade.