Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sad news

This past week, two of our favorite Minneapolis retailers--Patina and Shoppe Local--were burned down in a fire that destroyed a total of five small businesses. Luckily no one was seriously injured, but the damage appears to be extensive. Shoppe Local had only just recently opened, and was an offshoot of the popular Patina chain of boutiques. We were lucky enough to visit both stores while we were home in Minneapolis for the holidays and were so impressed by the amazing collection of unique cards and gifts--not to mention the friendly staff--that we wrote a gushing post about them on this very blog. Our hearts go out to all the people who were affected, and we wish them the very best in their rebuilding efforts.


 Photo by Jeff Wheeler, Minneapolis Star Tribune


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