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The General Store of Minnetonka, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, began when the founder decided to expand her hobby of making dolls and selling them. Did she ever expand! They now offer the best selection of Minnesota gifts anywhere in the metro... 20,000 square feet packed with unique items for home, lake, kids... plus jewelry and some boutique clothing.
I had been driving by the store for years when it was still the dark, lower building you see in the middle of the photo before deciding to stop one day. What a surprise... even then there was a dizzying array, enough to take hours to sort through!
In 2000, they expanded the store, which now also includes a cafe and fudge homemade onsite. The original building was built using stones from a Minneapolis street that was torn up in the 1970s and timbers from a Minneapolis warehouse that was demolished, giving it a rustic feeling.
A sign on the front door announcing that they cannot accommodate bus tours bears testament to its popularity. Whether you are looking for an unusual kitchen item, something for the lake cabin (or insights into Minnesota lake culture!), a unique gift, a Minnesota souvenir, or just want to spend a few hours away, the General Store of Minnetonka is like a mini-vacation for those who love to browse. It is located on Highway 7 just west of I-494 and offers 'Gifts and Goods in Endless Variety'!
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