Summer is almost here! The Historic District’s fun Stillwater vibe is underway. Here’s a quick line up of the newest shops, experiences, restaurants, venues, places to stay and events you must see this year.
Stillwater welcomes the following NEW businesses:
NEW ATTRACTIONS, SHOPS & RESTAURANTS
Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary at Just for Me Spa
Lip, Lash, Brow Bar at Just for Me Spa
Stillwater Ghost Walks – guided haunted history tours downtown
Thor’s Hard Cider – created by a forth generation family of apply farmers – Aamodts Apple Farm.
Tuk Tuk Woo Hoo – FREE rides on the first electric Tuk Tuk in the U.S. This fun quazi-cab ride is sure to make you smile.
Ziggy’s Street Food & Cocktails – live music venue and restaurant on the corner of Main and Chestnut.
A Spacious Place – new boutique on Chestnut Street full of Minnesota made gifts – excellent quality souvenir stop.
Diro Outdoors – Outdoor activities outfitter and guide for private events or rental gear for kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding or fat tire biking.
Kristina Lynn Photography & Design – specializing in portraits.
Uber – taxi service app now servicing Stillwater
Zephyre Theatre & Studios – If you’d love to see a theatre downtown Stillwater in the old train depot, help out this organization with their fundraising efforts. For now, acting and theatre enthusiasts can enjoy classes in their temporary studio in the historic Brick Alley building on Main Street.
St. Croix Brewing – possible opening in the historic Brunswick house on Chestnut St.
Mai Little Cakes – custom cakes, cupcakes, and boba tea
Netty Q’s – Italian food truck fare at a cute walk-up window with patio on the northern end of Main Street.
Namaste – Women’s clothing store with one-of-a-kind dresses and jewelry imported from India.
Downtown Divas – A boutique for ALL girls ages 4-94! We specialize in purses, jewelry, scarves, makeup, clothing, and accessories! No matter who you are or what your style is you can always find something FUN and affordable.
Champagne Press – wedding stationery
Pinch n’ Rub Spice & Tea Hub – remodeled and re-branded Spice & Tea company on Main Street
Our Shop Bridal – new ownership and re-branding underway at this award-winning formal wear and tux rental shop on Main Street
Lace Salon – new salon on North main St.
What’s new at the Stillwater Exchange Building (317 Main S. S.)?
New Restaurant, Nightlife Spot & Private Dining Venue (<50) – Rafters has new owners, a stunning remodel, rebrand and new menu: Portside!
New Coffee Shop – Revival Coffee & Deli
Pasta Perfetta – Local and international pastas and gifts
Designs of Sweden – moved across the hall from it’s previous location
Jaguar Blu – gallery and gift shop
New Venue with on-site Beauty Salon and Speakeasy!
JX Event Venue – new large venue (500 seated, 720 standing) full of elegance and historic charm right downtown Stillwater.
The Velveteen Speakeasy – prohibition era fans and cocktail connoisseurs will soon delight with an opening very soon.
Just Cuz Beauty Boutique – full service salon specializing in bridal parties.
The Collective Photography Studio
What’s New in the Grand Garage Building (324 Main St. S.)?
Nina Marie Boutique – clothing boutique of hot young fashions.
Tilted Tiki – cocktail lounge of tropical drinks with live music and appetizer style tidbits menu.
Galerio Saro – art gallery of fine art and handmade crafts by local and global artisans including pottery, wood, multi-media works, watercolors and tapestries.
We welcomed the Ice Castles this past winter and hope they return again next year!
Welcoming back the River City Art Sculpture Tour for another year, so look for a few of the sculptures to change!
New combined spring and fall art fair will now be the Rivertown Fall Art Festival.
New Food Truck Extraveganza in June.
NEW PLACES TO STAY
Asteria Inn & Suites – previously Super 8. New Updates, Owner, & Brand!
GrandStay Inn & Suites – new pool!
Ann Bean Mansion– Ann Bean owners just celebrated 13 years of merging 21st-Century luxuries into the 19th-Century Mansion!–Think fresh, grand bedrooms and lovely linens, with spacious bathrooms (walk-in showers with body jets, artisan tile, heated flooring, a copper soaking tub).
210 Laurel – whole house rental for up to 14 with riverviews.
Vacation home rentals now legal in Stillwater. See the full list of VRBO/AirBnb options: https://www.discoverstillwater.com/lodging/house-loft-rentals/.
MOVED TO NEW LOCATION
Sawdust Savvy – DIY custom workshops with wood now located in the Grand Garage building at 324 S. Main Street
South Hill Vintage – now downtown on the north end of Main Street in the historic Isaac Staples Sawmill
Designs of Sweden – don’t worry this very modern cool boutique didn’t go far, just across the hallway. Also, did you know they launched a group travel company for guided tours of Sweden (including day trips to Denmark & Norway) as well.
Paint.Sip.Nosh/Artful Indulgence – is now an on-site only experience – they come to your venue!
Marquess Studios – This destination group experience moved to 305 Greeley St. S.
Stillwater Trolley now has a new trolley with a wheelchair accessible ramp and year-round weather proof capabilities for private hire.
Wahoo Adventures – Friday morning Herons & History kayak/trolley tours
Rivertown Inn – new chef, updated culinary classes, and package experience ideas
Victoriano’s NY Pizza – offering online ordering and delivery.
NEW 360 TOURS OF KEY MEETING VENUES
New St. Croix Crossing Bridge construction project was completed August 2nd! The historic lift bridge is closed to vehicle traffic as it undergoes rennovations to welcome pedestrians and bikes in 2019 as part of the Loop Trail.
Closed: Please note that Luna Rossa Restaurant, wine shop and caves (402 Main St. S.) has permanently closed because that beautiful building has been sold and will re-open as a downtown boutique hotel/restaurant in 2018.
Visit www.DiscoverStillwater.com for a complete list of boutiques, restaurants, and unique things to do! Curious what was new in 2014, 2015, or 2016 – type ‘what’s new’ in our home page search bar. There is always something new and old to discover in historic Stillwater! #OnlyinMN #StayanExtraDay #Travel #DiscoverStillwater