Ladies’ Night in St. Anthony Village

Folks in Northeast Minneapolis and its neighbor suburbs seldom refer to St. Anthony Village.  It’s “The Village.”   After all, the venerable shopping hub was the first of its kind when it opened in the early 1950’s.  Today the smaller-than-average shopping center is home to a unique mix of friendly purveyors of goods and services.

Local merchants opening their doors and sweetening the shopping pot by inviting “The Ladies” join them for Ladies Night Out@St.Anthony Shopping Center.  The next Night Out is set for Friday, February 18, with future Friday specials on March 18, April 15 and May 20, 2011.

The evening (7:00-9:00 broadly interpreted) promises bargains and more including

A roster of speakers at Hidden Treasures, a high quality thrift shop local gathering spot for bargain hunters.  This week’s talk is about re-upholstering future, of which Hidden Treasures has loads of treasures awaiting rehab.

Each month at Annona Gourmet proprietress Jean Rarick will feature a different vendor or artist, starting at 6:00 p.m. so she won’t conflict with her next door neighbors at Hidden Treasures. This week Jean will feature Discovered Design, hand crafted and beaded kitchen utensils, wine glasses and more.  Linda from Leeski Farms and the Unreliable Bakery will introduce shoppers to rubs, dipping spices and other culinary treats.  Most important, Jean will be on hand to introduce and answer every imaginable question about her extensive inventory of oils, vinegars, pasta and much more.

Shopping can take its toll on a hapless “lady” – There are coupons and bargains on Village eateries including fast food stops such as DQ and Subway, a sparkling new Broadway Pizza outlet, half-price appetizers at the Village Pub, an exhaustive inventory of teas at The Tea Source and many more.

The temps are up, the ice is melting, the days are getting longer. Ladies, it’s time for a Night Out in The Village!



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