The Best of Rochester’s Antique Shops

Whether you’re looking for refurbished furniture, vintage jewelry, or artifacts from Rochester’s rich and intriging past, you’ll find it at one of Rochester, Minnesota’s many antique shops. These three are at the top of my list to visit. 1.  John Kruesel’s General Merchandise on Historic 3rd Street American Antiques Estate & Fine Jewelry Historic Documents Open […] Read more…

Did Rochester Run Santa Out of Town?

Sometimes Mall Santas get a bad rap.  But it’s safe to say we are very fond of our Santa in Rochester, Minnesota.  Rochester residents have enjoyed photos with Santa at Apache Mall for many years.  The same Santa.  Every year.  Works 80+ hours per week during the holiday season.  But our very own Santa, (aka Jerry […] Read more…

The Storm That Changed Rochester Minnesota Forever

Before Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota was known as the southeastern Minnesota wheat market hub.  The same year Minnesota became a state (1858), Rochester was incorporated as a town.  August 21, 1883 will forever be the day that changed Rochester Minnesota forever and it’s the reason for our visual and economic landscape today.  On that day in […] Read more…

Iconic Rochester Restaurant is Closing… and Soon

I hope you’ve had the pleasure of sharing a meal with someone special at Michael’s Restaurant in Rochester, Minnesota.  It’s a magical place where you feel as if you’ve traveled back in time and you forget about the bustling city right outside those beautiful front doors.  A place where valet parking still exists and the only place […] Read more…

Etsy Shops in Rochester

A List of Etsy Shops Based in Rochester

  If you’re anything like me, you may or may not have an unhealthy relationship with Etsy.  I love Etsy because it’s all about small, home based businesses that make handmade products with love. But until recently, I didn’t realize how many incredibly unique and talented Etsy shop owners we have right here in Rochester, Minnesota! I’m all about […] Read more…

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