We are almost to the weekend my friends! Last week we shared some pretty exciting news via social media and assured you details were to follow. Yes, it’s true we are opening a new store in South Minneapolis and couldn’t be more excited!
You may be thinking another one? This girl is crazy. I like to think of it as driven (Crazy was when my husband and I decided to have 5 children in 6 years.. but of course a good crazy!). I have always had it in the back of my mind of wanting to explore the metro area. We have customers who come down often to our various locations from the Minneapolis area but knew it all had to make sense. I didn’t want to rush into anything that was way over our head and I wanted to make sure the location fit our business model but again wasn’t necessarily in the 1-2 year plan but more the 3-4 year plan… But then I received a call…
One of the most remarkable things about my journey with The Refinery has truly been the relationships formed throughout the last few years. The individuals I have met along the way who share a very similar drive and focus but also those who see a big picture and most importantly those who believe in not only me but the dreams I have not just for myself, but for the community, the individuals who work for us, and everything else in between. That call came from someone who has played a vital role in the growth of not just The Refinery but also many businesses throughout the communities we serve. The call presented me with the opportunity of expanding our business in a way that made sense, was affordable, and most importantly provided the experience that The Refinery looks for in each of the locations it serves. It may not have been in the timeline I had imagined but the days following that call.. Everything and I mean everything fell into place.
A little about our new space! One of the most incredible pieces about our new location is that we will be connected to the beautiful Harriet’s Inn Restaurant. A gorgeous restaurant located at 4000 lyndale Ave S. Just a few blocks away from the 50th and France area, Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, and the uptown area. As I have always said it is so important to me to provide an experience to all of those who shop our different location(s) and this location is one of a kind. You will be able to dine indoors or on their beautiful patio right outside of our front door, shop, and take in the beautiful surrounding area. We hope to host ladies nights, live music, group events, and so much more in collaboration with this beautiful space and restaurant next door. Since announcing we have been asked to be a part of so many neat and unique twin cities events which I look forward to sharing more with you as time gets a little closer. We are shooting for an opening date of late March 2018!
(Everyone loves a good patio in the summer!)
(A tiny look into one side of the store)
I have learned throughout time that life is truly about seizing the opportunities that are presented. I have learned often to trust my gut but most importantly to follow my heart. These two things have lead The Refinery to Minneapolis and I can’t wait to share this journey with you! In the mean time… Head back to our Facebook page to enter our exciting shop and dine giveaway!