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Galleria is the Upper Midwest’s most uncommon luxury shopping destination, offering exclusive fashion, home, beauty and dining moments.

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WELCOME TO EDINA!

REFRESH: Take time to indulge with some of the latest salon and spa treatments and recharge at one of Edina’s top hotels.

DO: Enjoy plenty of indoor and outdoor fun, unique community attractions and more!

6 SHOP: Whether you’re on the hunt for unique home and décor goods or contemporary clothing, you’ll find the perfect fit when you shop in Edina.

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Find it in Edina with this handy map.

FIT: Exercise mind and body at some of these top workout spots.

40 Catch the action at the great festivals and events happening in 2021.

TASTE: From globallyinspired plates to classic bistro fare, Edina is a dream destination for foodies.

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Shopping Dining Entertainment Beauty Health Professional Services & 1000 Complimentary Parking Stalls 50thandfrance.com @50thandfrance #50thandfrance


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Take a stroll, hop in a paddleboat or lace up some ice skates in Edina’s year-round oasis (page 33).

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Sophistication is in store when you visit Edina, Minnesota in the Twin Cities metro area. Welcome to the 2021 Edina Destination Guide, your resource for lodging, shopping, dining and recreation in our beautiful community. Edina is an upscale destination perfect for women, couples, families and friends hoping to have a fun and relaxing getaway. Edina’s proximity to prime tourist attractions across the Twin Cities and its diverse and inviting mix of retail, restaurants and activities make it the ideal place to stay, play and shop! Each and every shop owner and employee wants you to have the best shopping experience. From boutiques at 50th & France to the newly expanded Galleria, to historic Southdale Center, you won’t find a more passionate group. Our variety of shops and name brand products make the city feel like a retail oasis any chic shopper will love. Not to mention that Edina is a haven of home furnishing brands like Room & Board, Crate and Barrel and Restoration Hardware (and that’s just naming a few). Did you know that Edina is home to two annual art fairs that draw thousands of visitors each year? While you’re visiting, don’t miss the Edina Art Center where you can pick up a one-of-a-kind treasure to take home with you. You’ll also want to experience the magic of Centennial Lakes Park no matter what the season.

Enjoy your stay!

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Shopping and much more awaits you at Southdale Center. PAGE 7

“Building strong partnerships in and around the area of edina is what helps build community, so it’s important for us to get to know the people who live and work here.” — Christian Moore PAGE 28

Learn more about Edina’s annual special events. PAGE 40


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MARTHA WELLS Manager, Melly 3327 Galleria // 952.929.9252 mellyonline.com What kinds of goods does Melly offer? Melly is the store to come to for classic items that are meant to become favorites and last a long time. We don’t believe in disposable shopping and our items are well made, classic in style and will be worn and enjoyed for many years. What makes Melly special? The staff, the customers and the wellcurated product offering are what make Melly special. Melly employees are selected because of the way they treat people and they are trained to be kind and fair to the customer, the product and the Galleria. Because of this many of our customers have shopped with us for the 15 years we’ve been in business and many of our staff have been with us for more than 10 years. The well-edited selection means you must come shop often to see what is new. Where does your name come from? The name comes from our owners—a mother and daughter team. The mother, Mary Mead, and her daughter, Caryn Mead Kelly, began Melly in 2006. The name is a combination of Mead and Kelly. Favorite staples in your shop? Our staples include Lilly Pulitzer dresses, Longchamp Le Pliage totes, Julie Voss earrings, MZ Wallace Sutton bags, P-Jama night gowns and pjs, On Cloud running shoes and many others. What do you love about Edina? What we love about Edina is Edina is our home. Owners Mary Mead and Caryn Kelly, and myself, have all lived in Edina our entire adult lives.

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Shop MICHAEL KORS Since 1981, Michael Kors has been producing luxury accessories and ready-to-wear looks for the global jetsetter. Timelessly chic and indulgently sophisticated fashion has earned Michael Kors the title of worldrenowned, award-winning designer.

10 Southdale Ctr, Ste 1095 // 952.929.2300 michaelkors.com // michaelkors

F RAN CESCA’ S Shoppers are able to find an eclectic mix of clothing, striking accessories, and unique gifts at Francesca’s. You’re sure to discover something that strikes your fancy as new arrivals from boutiques arrive almost daily. 10 Southdale Ctr, Ste 1750 // 952.929.1113 francescas.com // francescas

Find it at Southdale

SOUTHDALE CENTER OPENED IN 1956, staking its claim as America’s very first indoor regional shopping mall. Rich with historical standing and notable stores, Southdale is a mall that locals will always hold dear. It’s also a mall that has big plans to implement innovative amenities and new offerings. Anchored by Macy’s and, as of 2020, the brand new Life Time Edina Southdale, the mall boasts over 120 specialty and mainstream stores, a variety of dining options, and a 16-screen AMC Megaplex. It’s the Twin Cities go-to spot to shop, dine, work, and play for the whole family. MACY’S Macy’s has been making magic for over 150 years. Since its opening in 1858, the department store has always been all about the latest trends, exciting events, amazing contests, and everyday values. 100 Southdale Ctr // 952.924.6600 macys.com // macys

MA D E WEL L Fantastic jeans are their thing, but they also sell the perfect soft tees, keep-forever bags, and extra-cool shoes. Major perk: you can personalize goods by stamping initials into bags and belts or adding custom embroidery to shirts, denim, and other clothing items. 1562 Southdale Ctr // 952.922.0975 madewell.com // madewell

SEPHORA Sephora’s manifesto is “We Belong to Something Beautiful,” and their wide selection of glamorous makeup, perfumes, beauty and skincare products, as well as their devotion to inclusivity and innovation make that easy to believe. 10 Southdale Ctr, Ste 1555 // 952.922.8340 sephora.com // sephora

SEE’ S CAN DIES Made from scratch in their very own candy kitchens, See’s Candies have always used fresh ingredients, timeless recipes, and intentional techniques. Chocolates, brittles, toffees, lollypops and more are available at this scrumptious location. 1765 Southdale Ctr // 612.294.6227 sees.com // seescandies

CYCL E GEAR Shop the latest in motorcycle gear at this new Edina location! Proudly providing motorcyclists with quality gear, parts and accessories since 1974, Cycle Gear provides both great prices and customer service. 10 Southdale Center, Ste.1975 651.615.1191 // cyclegear.com cyclegear

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Shop GRETHEN HOUSE From shearling-lined Golden Goose Deluxe sneakers to hand-dyed silk sets, Grethen House is your go-to for carefully curated and effortlessly chic pieces. The upscale boutique offers designer fashions from names like Ace & Jig, Isabel Marant Étoile, Comme des Garcons and 6397 as well as professional and attentive customer service. 4930 France Ave. S. // 952.926.8725 grethenhouse.com // grethenhouse

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50TH AND FRANCE has long been an anchor shopping destination in Edina. From its smart and stylish specialty shops and mainstay retailers to its collection of delectable cafes and restaurants, this beautiful outdoor shopping area is the perfect conglomeration of metropolitan flair and neighborly ambiance. Parking options are bountiful, so feel free to spend the day roaming this upscale stretch of boutiques and eateries, and watch yourself fall in love with this charming outdoor shopping district. B U M B E RSH U T E Owner Kathryn Paulsrud describes the hallmark of Bumbershute as clean lines and nice fabrics, all on-trend. You’ll want to stop in on your hunt for basics or something special. 5014 France Ave. S. // 952.475.2684 bumbershute.com // bumbershute

C OCCI N E L L A Easily capturing the energy and vitality of the scarlet coccinella ladybug—its namesake— this shop offers a wide selection of luxurious Mediterranean products ranging from high-end, organic olive oils and vinegars

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to Turkish cotton peshtemals and towels to handcrafted ceramics and glassware. 4946 France Ave S. // 952.479.7015 coccinellastore.com // coccinella_usa

EVEREVE This casual, contemporary boutique offers fun and efficient apparel finds. Trendy basics and fashionable favorites from brands like BB Dakota, Lost and Wander and Vince Camuto are always in stock—all perfect for a date night or girls’ night out. 3914 W. 50th St. // 952.746.8255 evereve.com // evereveofficial

GATHER Beautiful items for your home and perfect gifts for friends are the hallmark at Gather. Whether you’re looking for a touch of beauty with an elegant picture frame or a brilliant collection of ceramic serving pieces with Italian flair, Gather will be your new favorite place to take it all in. 5401 France Ave. S. // 612.920.1400 gatheronfrance.com

SHOP IN THE CITY Their motto is “fun stuff for fun people.” Find unique gifts, clothing and accessories at this family-owned boutique.

3116 W. 50th St. // 952.658.6551 shopinthecity.com // shopinthecityedina

EQUATION With a style that’s a little more on edge, Equation offers trendy fashions, home accessories and gifts. The sophisticated


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boutique stocks national lines like Anine Bing and J.O.A. and products from local makers like Tess+Tricia and Love & Drishti for a mix of colorful prints and fresh takes on staple classics. 5045 France Ave. S. // 612.886.2346 equationmn.com // equationmn.com

BL U E B I RD B O U T IQ U E Fashionistas should make time for a visit to this popular neighborhood boutique, stocking brands like Citizens of Humanity and Antik Batik. And if you’re in the market for a pair of jeans, you’ll find a tempting assortment of colors and styles. 3909 W. 50th St. // 952.746.8675 bluebirdboutique.com // bluebirdedina

R. F. M O E L L E R J EW E L E R S R.F. Moeller has been selling fine jewelry to sophisticated customers for over 50 years. Whether you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring or want to add a sparkling piece to your jewelry collection, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at R.F. Moeller will guide you in making the ideal selection.

PA P E R SOURCE Browse a lovely selection of cards, notes, wedding and shower invitations, gift wrap and even the gift itself at this local favorite. 4954 France Ave. S. // 612.259.1000 papersource.com // papersource

HA RRI E T & A L I CE Find beautiful yarn for your next knitting project, along with locally-made gifts such as pottery, jewelry and more.

C H U C K & DON ’ S PET F OOD A ND S UPPL IES The Minnesota-based store for pet parents offers the best toys, leashes, bedding, apparel and grooming products as well as healthy treats and food your pet will love. Pet grooming services are also available by appointment.

AN N I KA B RI D A L B O U T IQ U E Is there a wedding in your future? You’ll discover current and classic styles at this exclusive bridal shop in Edina.

C O S B AR Skin care products, fragrances and make-up from brands like Laura Mercier and La Mer are well stocked at this chic beauty spot.

5020 France Ave. S. // 952.657.7271 rfmoeller.com // rfmoellerjeweler

3922 W. 50th St. // 952.500.9724 harrietandalice.com // harrietandalice

3940 W. 50th St. // 952.303.6801 annikabridal.com // annikabridal

WI N K G I F T S & B O U T IQ U E This shop is just the place to find the perfect gift. With popular lines including Lindsay Phillips and Mona B., the challenge at Wink isn’t finding the perfect gift, it’s how to choose which gift is the most perfect. 5019 France Ave. S. // 952.929.0701 livelaughlovegifts.com

5045 France Ave. S. // 612.814.4160 chuckanddons.com // chuck_and_dons

3905 W. 50th St. // 952.303.6249 cosbar.com // cosbar

L U S H C OSMETICS Delightful lotions, perfumes and much more—including the popular bath bombs— are the perfect way to treat yourself. With imaginative colors and scents, Lush is a treat for the senses.

EDIN A L IQUOR Need expert guidance when it comes to wine and spirits? Look no further than the staff at Edina Liquor who will happily suggest some of their favorites or help you find something new to try. With a mammoth stock of beer, wine and liquor choices— the selection is impressive. 3943 W. 50th St. // 952.903.5720 6755 York Ave. S. // 952.903.5730 5013 Vernon Ave. S. // 952.903.5740 edinamn.gov // edinaliquor

SIX F OR GOOD This collective boutique featuring six friends from six different brands that are all doing good, just opened a new location at Nolan Mains in Edina. They offer some great, fun products and they are making a difference in their communities. 3945 Market Street, Ste. 3919 sixforgood.com // sixforgood

STRAN GER & CO. This small, female-owned shop is also a newbie at Nolan Mains and focuses on making quality design accessible and primarily represents artists that are women, people of color, lgbtq and immigrants. 3921 Market Street strangerandco.com //

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3915 W. 50th St. // 952.922.8063 lushusa.com // lushcosmetics

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NEW and FAMILIAR FAVORITES EXCLUSIVE AND UNCOMMON, The Galleria has been a staple shopping destination providing distinct, upscale fashion, home, gift, beauty, and dining offerings for over 40 years. While you’re browsing the luxurious lifestyle products, stop by one of Galleria’s excellent restaurants and enjoy some fine dining or a casual treat. If you’re searching for an exceptional, interesting find, this premier retail mix won’t disappoint. DES I G N WI T H I N R E A C H A new addition to the Galleria, the 18,000-square-foot Design Within Reach retail studio is an experience in itself. With modern home design pieces that are both accessible and affordable, Design

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Within Reach gives shoppers a chance to browse extensive furniture and accessory collections from some of the greatest designers in the world. 69 France Ave. S. // 952.920.0225 dwr.com // designwithinreach

N IC + ZOE A mother-daughter pair leads this sophisticated women’s clothing brand. Known for superior knitwear, this store offers fiercely fashionable yet comfortable clothing—all with the goal of igniting your


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inner confidence and making you feel unstoppable. 3410 Galleria // 508.907.6234 nicandzoe.com // nicandzoe

JAXO N G RE Y Recently added to Galleria, Jaxon Grey is a community of brands that has a passion for products that have meaning and champions the next generation of apparel entrepreneurs. 3177 Galleria // 952.219.7289 jaxongrey.com // jaxongreyofficial

PU M PZ & CO M PA NY Looking for a great pair of shoes or an ontrend handbag? This boutique stocks your favoirte brands as well as locally-designed lines like Marion Parke. The luxury line, created by its namesake (a local podiatric surgeon) blends thoughtful structure with edge and is uniquely designed for wearability using Parke’s patented insole. 3511 Galleria // 952.926.2252 pumpzco.com // pumpzco

SU N D A N CE Founded by actor Robert Redford, Sundance features a mix of rustic furniture, artisancreated jewelry and wares, along with casual clothing for both women and men. 3335 Galleria // 952.920.0533 sundancecatalog.com sundancecatalog

ME L LY This upbeat boutique is a Lilly Pulitzer signature store, and you’ll find clothing and accessories from this classic designer for every season. Melly also sells other designer brands including MZ Wallace New York and Kendra Scott. 3327 Galleria // 952.929.9252 mellyonline.com // mellyedina

MARM I SH O E S From casual to dress and sandals to boots, Marmi Shoes is where you’ll find the size and style you’re looking for when it comes to on-trend footwear. 3600 Galleria // 952.920.0350 marmishoes.com // marmishoesusa

T O RY BURCH The luxury retailer features its signature line of clothing, purses, eyewear, jewelry and more. Take advantage of the in-store stylists to help you put together a new look. 3601 Galleria // 952.929.0020 toryburch.com // toryburch

POL ARN O. PYRET Super comfy clothing—check out the colorful striped tops and bottoms—for babies, kids, and even adults. Polarn O. Pyret was launched in Stockholm in 1976 and the name means “buddy and the little one.” 3330 Galleria // 952.225.3154 polarnopyretusa.com // polarnopyretusa

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Shop AMPERSAN D SHOPS With a beautiful selection of tableware, linens, gifts and more, Ampersand is a one-of-a-kind Edina gem. This elegant shop is a treat for longtime customers and newcomers alike. 3445 Galleria // 952.920.2118 ampersandshops.com

VIN EYARD VIN ES You’ll already be planning your next beach vacation while perusing the bright and pleasantly preppy clothing for men, women and kids at Vineyard Vines. Plaids, pinks, greens and prints are the trademarks of this shop. 3499 Galleria // 952.929.9831 vineyardvines.com // vineyardvines

COL E HAAN Originally founded in 1928, Cole Haan is a high-end retailer with a reputation for style and quality. Its selection of shoes for both men and women is expertly made and will serve as a perfect complement to any outfit. Other items include handbags, hobos and crossbody bags, belts and other accessories. 3510 Galleria // 952.920.9377 colehaan.com

HAMMER MADE Beautiful and elegant or sporty yet sophisticated—the discriminating man can find an extraordinary number of shirts, ties and accessories at this locally owned boutique. 3380 Galleria // 952.681.2534 hammermade.com // hammermade

KATE SPADE N EW YOR K Simple, sophisticated and sought-after— at Kate Spade New York, this describes everything from handbags and wallets to shoes, gifts and accessories. 3605 Galleria // 952.920.9950 katespade.com // katespadeny

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F IL SON T I F FA N Y & CO . Tiffany & Co., arguably the most famous fine jewelry store in the world, has been the place to find the perfect piece of jewelry for that very special person since 1837. 3624 Galleria // 952.922.0066 tiffany.com // tiffanyandco

TW I L L B Y SCO T T D AY T O N Twill caters to the man in search of traditional, yet stylish pieces for both business and casual wear. Custom tailoring for suits, trousers and jackets is always available, as are madeto-measure dress and sport shirts. The staff at Twill is extremely wellversed on the needs of the fashionforward man. 3295 Galleria // 952.922.2711 twillmn.com // twilledina

T R A IL MARK Those with a love for the outdoors (no matter what the season) will find the gear and stylish essentials they need for their next adventure from brands like Patagonia, Colmar, Sorel and Dansko.

With a strong reputation for unfailing, durable goods, such as long-lasting apparel and the toughest bags and luggage around, Filson makes products that are built to last. Headquartered in Seattle, the company crafts products for outdoor enthusiasts with materials like heavyweight Tin Cloth and warm Mackinaw wool. Hunters, anglers, engineers, explorers, miners, and all those who like to work hard and play hard outside will appreciate the hand-hewn qualities of Filson’s sturdy, made-to-last wares. Standing by their quality materials and workmanship through the lifetime of each product also means Filson guarantees repairs for most forms of damage. After all, their goal is always to get you back outside doing what you love. Stop by the Edina location to see their wide-ranging selection of signature luggage, accessories, and exemplary apparel. Custom embossing services are also available for select leather items, in case you want to personalize your purchase. filson.com // filson1897

3265 Galleria // 952.929.1950 trailmarkgalleria.com

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RH Minneapolis, The Gallery in Edina

RIGHT at HOME

HOME IS YOUR SANCTUARY—your place to rest and rejuvenate as well as your space to host people and gatherings. Your space should reflect you, and Edina offers a wide variety of fantastic shopping options that will help you make it just that. Whatever on-trend furniture piece or decor item you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it here. ROO M & B O A RD At Room & Board you’ll find creative and contemporary furniture with a special section perfect for kids’ bedrooms and play spaces.

W E S T EL M Sophisticated home furnishings to beautify your space (including furniture, lighting, rugs and more) are waiting for you at West Elm.

ARH A U S Shoppers have found unique crafted pieces for the living room, bedroom and home office at Arhaus since 1986.

C R AT E & BARREL Whether you’re looking for new pans or classic furniture and everything in between, Crate & Barrel is your go-to spot.

7010 France Ave. S. // 952.927.8835 roomandboard.com // roomandboard

3200 Galleria // 952.920.0463 arhaus.com // arhaus

AT H O M E A N D CO. In addition to a team of talented designers, At Home and Co. offers a unique selection of home products you’ll want to add to your own dwelling. 3924 West 50th St. // 952.922.0111 athomeandco.com // ahandco

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3879 Gallagher Drive // 952.835.8332 westelm.com // westelmedina

3503 Galleria // 952.920.2300 crateandbarrel.com // crateandbarrel

P O T T E RY BARN Beautiful and on-trend furniture, home accessories, tabletop décor and more have become the hallmark of Pottery Barn. And if you’re shopping for the younger set, check out the adjacent PB Teen and Pottery Barn Kids. 3675 Galleria // 952.925.1610 potterybarn.com // potterybarn_edina

The opulent Restoration Hardware Minneapolis made its Twin Cities debut when it opened on the outer edge of Southdale Center in Edina at the end of September 2019. With glittering chandeliers visible from France Avenue through the transparent, multi-level windows, this luxe, 60,000-square-foot building features three levels of RH Interiors, Modern, and Outdoor collections from internationally renowned designers. There’s also a glassencased Rooftop Restaurant and a beautifully landscaped park influenced by the great classical gardens of Europe. Set on two acres, the Gallery was developed to be a contemporary structure filled with fresh air and light and manifests more as an experience than exclusively as a place to purchase furniture. The Rooftop Restaurant offers an ingredient-focused menu and is situated in a year-round garden under a lofty atrium with retractable glass walls. The Wine & Barista Bar serves craft espresso, freshly baked pastries, and artisanal wines to enjoy, and level two of The Gallery features the RH Interior Design Firm & Altier. Don’t forget to stroll by the trickling fountains in the garden, and keep in mind that valet parking is always available. 6801 FRANCE AVE. S. 952. 206. 6307 RESTORATION HARDWARE. C OM

ROCHE BOBOIS Presenting items manufactured in small European workshops, Roche Bobois is a world renowned leader in home furnishing design and features a full collection of premium items including sofas, armchairs, dining chairs, cocktail tables, beds and many accessories. New to Edina on France Avenue in 2020! 6950 France Ave. S // 651.374.8333 roche-bobois.com/en-US // rochebobois


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More Choices, More Shopping In addition to the Galleria and 50th & France, Edina also offers other shopping options including popular specialty national chains you won’t find anywhere else in the Twin Cities.

CENTENNIAL LAKES THE CONTAINER STORE 3825 Gallagher Drive 952.831.3780 containerstore.com thecontainerstore DICK BLICK ART MATERIALS 3867 Gallagher Drive 952.831.6061 dickblick.com WEST ELM 3879 Gallagher Drive 952.835.8332 westelm.com westelm

RUE DE FRANCE ETHAN ALLEN 7101 France Ave. S. 952.926.6551 ethanallen.com ethanallen CUTCO KITCHEN 7453 France Ave. S. 651.333.4602 cutcocutlery.com KOHLER 7101 France Ave. S. 952.922.2825 kohlersignaturestoreedina .com GERHARD’S KITCHEN & BATH STORE 7101 France Ave. S. 952.544.0458 gerhardsstore.com

More 5Oth and France Shops W O M E N ’ S FA S HION S

MEN ’ S FASHION S

NANI NALU BEACHWEAR BOUTIQUE 3821 W. 50th St. // 612.922.7946 naninaluswim.com

HOME AN D GIF TS

ATHLETA 5001 France Ave. // 612.926.8238 athleta.gap.com

LUNDS & BYERLYS 3945 W. 50th St. // 952.926.6833 lundsandbyerlys.com

BRIDES OF FRANCE 5021 France Ave. S. // 612.929.1596 bridesoffrance.com

KIDS

FASHION AVENUE 4936 France Ave. S. // 952.929.7919 fashionavenueresale.com

TITLE NINE 3942 W. 50th St. // 612.238.9992 titlenine.com

BELLESON’S 3922 W. 50th St // 952.927.4694 bellesonsformen.com HEINRICH + SCHULTZ 5035 France Ave. S. // 952.920.2258 heinrichschultz.net

GOOD NIGHT MOON 4388 France Ave. S. // 952.285.5252 goodnightmoonkids.com

COACH 952.925.5225 // coach.com INVISION 952.920.5458 // invision-optical.com

W OMEN ’ S FASHION S ALLURE INTIMATE APPAREL 952.920.1111 // allurefits.com CHICO’S 952.253.0560 // chicos.com

LOUIS VUITTON 952.920.8000 // louisvuitton.com

H.O.B.O. 952.926.3034 Facebook.com/HOBOGalleria

TUMI 952.920.0682 // tumi.com

J. JILL 952.926.6533 // jjill.com

M E N ’ S FA S H ION S

LULULEMON 952.920.0756 // shop.lululemon.com

ALLEN EDMONDS 612.851.2285 // allenedmonds.com THE NORTH FACE 952.929.1641 // thenorthface.com SUIT SUPPLY 952.213.2599 // suitsupply.com

JEW EL ERS

VAN GUILDER’S GOLDSMITH 3922 W. 50th St. // 952.920.6907 vanguilders.biz ROBERT FOOTE JEWELER 5049 France Ave. S. // 612.929.2279 rfjeweler.com DIAMONDS DIRECT 5037 France Ave. S. // 612.929.0054 diamondsdirectmn.com

OH BABY! 5005 France Ave. S, 952.928.9119, ohbabystyle.com

More Galleria Shops JEWELRY & A C C E S S O R IE S

PACIFIER 4942 France Ave. S. // 952.767.6565 pacifierkids.com

THE NORTH FACE 952.929.1641 // thenorthface.com

BEAUTY

L’OCCITANE 952.926.0126 // usa.loccitane.com ORIGINS 952.929.9518 // origins.com

BOOKS & PAPE R GOODS BARNES AND NOBLE 952.920.2124 // barnesandnoble.com PAPYRUS 952.920.8766 // papyrusonline.com

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LEAH REIST Manager, Rustica Bakery 200 Southdale Center, Suite A rusticabakery.com

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How did Rustica Bakery start? Rustica Bakery was created by Steve Horton, a very talented baker with a passion for making the best bread in the Twin Cities. He has subsequently become a three-time semifinalist for the James Beard Outstanding Baker Award. Since its start in 2004, Rustica has continued to flourish and progress, all while maintaining the highest possible quality in service and goods. Tell us about your baked goods and coffee. All of our baked goods are made with precision, attention, and old-world techniques. Our bakers regularly use triedand-true recipes while simultaneously innovating and creating new bread and pastry recipes. We serve Dogwood Coffee and have always valued providing staple roasts and espresso, as well as exploring fresh, unique specialty coffee drinks.

What’s the atmosphere like at Rustica? Rustica is warm and inviting, yet fast paced and bustling. It’s a great place to swing by for a coffee and pastry to go or to sit and stay for a while. Do you have plans to expand? Our New location is in the Life Time development at Southdale

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What are your most popular baked goods? Do you have a favorite? One of our most well-loved pastry items is the kouign amann. It’s made with its own unique dough and then layered with butter and sugar to create a rich, flaky, caramelized pastry. My personal favorite, however, is the flourless chocolate cookie.


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walls, deep booths and an even deeper wine list, Pittsburgh Blue is an upscale outpost for the down-to-earth. The award-winning restaurant serves up traditional steakhouse dishes like hand-selected steaks and filets (cooked to perfection, of course), prime rib (aged 21 days), seafood specialties, chops and more. Don’t forget to sample some of the sides, including one of the house specialties, hash browns Blue-style. 3220 70th St. W. // 952.567.2700 pittsburghbluesteak.com

A FEAST for FOODIES

IF YOU HAVE A PENCHANT FOR STANDOUT EATERIES, Edina’s restaurant scene won’t disappoint. With a solid framework of classic dining options already available and a wide assortment of innovative dining concepts at your fingertips, it’s easy to find something delicious around almost every corner. Whether you’re drawn to comfortable and casual restaurants or you’re looking for elegant and upscale fare, Edina has delectable options for all.

Elegant Options

C V EDINA The second location of this popular restaurant with a classic beach feel is right at home at the Galleria. Featuring crisp, airy décor, soft seating, fire pits and a breezy porch and patio, the restaurant and bar combines Midwest comfort and hospitality with the charm of a Nantucket seaside stop.

Serving up a host of seafood specialties and New American fare, this modern eatery offers dishes like specialty sushi rolls, filet mignon, prosciutto and fig compote flatbread and Prince Edward Island mussels. 3155 Galleria // 952.999.4011 // covedina.com

P IT T S BURGH BL UE STEAKHOUSE With dark wood accents, exposed brick

CIAO BEL L A This contemporary Italian eatery offers a delicious mix of carefully prepared, authentic dishes. From small plates like ahi tuna spring rolls and parmesan crusted shrimp to fresh fish, chops and pasta dishes like tortiglioni rossa and house-made ravioli, Ciao Bella specializes in putting a creative spin on the traditional. Enjoy the refined, yet comfortable space featuring vaulted ceilings and works by local artists inside or head outdoors to relax on the peaceful patio. 3501 Minnesota Drive // 952.841.1000 ciaobellamn.com

MCCORMICK & SCHMICK’S SEAF OOD AN D STEAKS Pick your pleasure: will it be rainbow trout, shrimp or king crab legs? Or are you in the mood for an expertly prepared cut of meat? So many options to choose from at McCormick & Schmick’s. Located in the Westin Edina Galleria hotel, you can enjoy your favorite beer, wine and spirits from the bar or dine alfresco on the restaurant’s heated patio. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3203 Galleria // 952.920.1142 mccormickandschmicks.com

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THE HIL LTOP This local, family-owned restaurant has been a go-to spot for breakfast with friends, family dinners or a beer while you watch the game since 1978. Co-owners Ken and Brett Johnson welcome regulars and visitors daily while dishing out comfort food classics with a

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Taste modern twist. Try one of The Hilltop’s many breakfast options, including omelets served daily or the “harmonized eggs” which include a host of extras. Come back later for dinner or to check out their happy hour specialties. 5101 Arcadia Ave. // 952.925.5628 hilltopedina.com

ORI G I N A L PA N CA K E H O U S E Homey and comfortable, with breakfast specialties (and more) just like Grandma used to make, the Original Pancake House also has a long history in Edina. Pancake options include banana, coconut, pumpkin, Swedish and more. Or try the waffles, soufflé omelets, French toast and more. 3501 W. 70th St. // 952.920.4444 ophmn.com

PEOPL E S O RG A N I C This coffee shop with a good vibe offers delightful organic breakfast options including steel cut oatmeal, tofu scrambles and wild rice pancakes. Lunch and dinner are also available. Grab a seat outside if the weather is nice. 3545 Galleria // 952.426.1856 peoplesorganic.com

G O O D E A RT H Feel good about indulging in fresh and healthy smoothies, homemade granola, hash plates as well as egg specialties at the standard-setting Good Earth. Serving seasonal, unprocessed, organic and local produce, sustainably-sourced seafood and humanely-raised meat and poultry, Good

Earth cooks in harmony with the seasons, is passionate about responsibly-sourced ingredients and features several glutensensitive options. Enjoy a cup of their famous spiced tea or one of your favorite coffee drinks.

feature a worldly mix in American classics with global ingredients. Coalition’s rustic space with a modern touch is the perfect spot for great food over a full selection of wine, beer and craft cocktails made from boutique distillery spirits.

E D INA GRIL L If you’re looking to fuel up for a day of shopping at 50th and France, start your morning at the Edina Grill. Famous for tasty options like breakfast burritos, steel cut oats and the classic eggs Benedict, you’ll want to make room for their Killer Banana Waffle.

W OODEN HIL L BREW IN G COMPAN Y Edina’s first brewery and taproom has quickly become a favorite for neighborhood regulars, visitors and craft beer nerds alike. Featuring a light, bright and open taproom with festive bursts of color, unique brews like Cocoa Krisp or Mango Strut and delectable bites, Wooden Hill is an approachable, yet trendy stop for those looking to make their first foray into craft beer, sip a brew over a casual lunch or join a lively round of trivia.

3460 Galleria // 952.925.1001 goodearthmn.com

5028 France Ave. S. // 952.927.7933 edinagrill.com

Lunch & Dinner Delights

C O A L IT I ON Creative preparation and presentation make for memorable dishes at this relaxed, but sophisticated local favorite. Offerings like sweet pea bruschetta, wild mushroom risotto and roasted chicken—served with a pozole broth, hominy, queso fresco and avocado—

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3808 West 50th St. // 952.456.8979 coalitionrestaurant.com

7421 Bush Lake Rd. // 952.960.9663 woodenhillbrewing.com

BEAUJO’ S W IN E BAR AN D BI STRO If you’re looking for a perfect glass of wine, you’ve come to the right place. This cozy neighborhood bistro offers 30 wines available by the glass, half-glass, flight or


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bottle and an ever-changing inventory of beer so you can enjoy your favorites or try something new! Specialties include pesto and tomato bruschetta, or try the pan-fried cod. Dessert selections like bread pudding with caramel rum sauce change weekly. 4950 France Ave. S. // 952.922.8974 beaujos.net

SA L U T B A R A M E R IC A IN This comfortable, casual bistro with French flair and a buzzy vibe is a favorite neighborhood gathering spot. Salut’s Francophile atmosphere sets the stage for a dining experience over lunch, dinner or a can’t-miss brunch on the weekends, with French specialties like fresh shucked oysters and a tuna Nicoise salad, as well as American favorites with a French twist like Salut’s Le Cheeseburger Royale. A full bar, a great dessert menu and a cheerful staff add to the ambiance. 5034 France Ave. S. // 952.929.3764 salutbaramericain.com

C RAVE Crave in the Galleria features a chef-created menu which elevates the contemporary cuisine at this popular eatery. Featuring lunch, dinner and brunch, Crave caters to just what you are … craving. The freshest sushi, chicken caprese rosa, grilled steaks, healthy salads and a full bar with half-price bottles of wine on Mondays are just part of the fun. 3520 W. 70th St. // 952.697.6000 craveamerica.com

TAV E RN 2 3 This casual restaurant offers brunch, lunch and dinner in a lively atmosphere. Menu options include steaks, burgers and appetizers. Don’t miss the happy hour specials, and when the weather permits, enjoy a relaxing evening on the patio. 7651 France Ave. S. // 952.658.7800 tavern23mn.com

R ED CO W Known for its unique and delicious gourmet burger assortment, featuring everything from Angus beef to bison as well as classics like the pretzel Reuben and fish tacos, Red Cow also

features over 30 beers on tap, crafted cocktails and more than 30 wine choices. 3624 W. 50th St. // 612.767.4411 redcowmn.com

T O WN HAL L STATION Specialty beers, cocktails, mouth-watering burgers and outstanding apps—including the specialty nachos—make this the perfect neighborhood spot for lunch or dinner. 4500 Valley View Road // 612.767.9747 townhallstation.com

C O C IN A DEL BARRIO If you’re looking for a lively night out, Barrio is worth a visit. Featuring Latininspired cuisine, shareable plates make is easy to sample unique tacos, enchiladas and more. Cocina offers a full selection of beer, wine, cocktails and the house specialty: tequila, with more than 100 options to choose from. 5036 France Ave. S. // 952.920.1860 barriotequila.com

TAV E R N ON F RAN CE You will definitely find some of your favorites at this popular Edina spot. Try a classic Chop or Caesar salad, or get creative and build-your-own salad, pizza or burger by choosing every ingredient top to bottom. The congenial atmosphere and delicious menu options are sure to impress. And if the

weather is fine, grab a seat on the patio. 6740 France Ave. S. // 952.358.6100 thetaverngrill.com

CON VEN TION GRIL L Since 1934, this Edina classic has been a part of the landscape and the all-American burger and fries combo remains a customer favorite to this day. Don’t leave without trying a malted milk: flavors include chocolate, coffee, wild blueberry and honey. 3912 Sunnyside Road // 952.920.6881 conventiongrillmn.com

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D’ AM I CO & SO N S This neighborhood eatery offers made-toorder pasta, salads and specialties like grilled Norwegian salmon. There’s a menu the “bambini” will love, and don’t forget to try the Sunday brunch breakfast pizza. 3948 W. 50th St. // 952.926.1187 damicoandsons.com

PI N ST RI PE S With a winning combination of entertainment (live music, bocce ball and bowling) and guaranteed-to-please fare, this is a perfect spot for a family-friendly evening. In addition to lunch and dinner, Pinstripes also features weekend brunch with made-to-order omelettes, waffles, mimosas and bloody marys. 3849 Gallagher Drive // 952.835.6440 pinstripes.com

DAVE & B U ST E R’S With arcade games, big screen TVs, a full selection of sandwiches, burgers, salads, appetizers, beer and specialty drinks, this popular sports venue offers something for everyone. 500 Southdale Center // 612.913.5900 daveandbusters.com

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CAH I L L B I ST RO Rustic dishes like scallops in cream sauce and beef tenderloin over a poblano pepper

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black bean puree and a lobster pasta are just a flavorful taste of what you’ll find at this casual Latin American bistro. Think quaint, cozy, and family-owned when you picture this neighborhood destination. The best part? They’re open every day of the week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 7078 Amundson Ave. // 952.426.4196 cahillbistroedina.com

N AKAMORI JAPAN ESE BISTRO Enjoy a fusion of Japanese-based cuisine with a blend of French, American and Asian influences in this sleek space. Specialties include the hibachi lunch with scallops, steak, lobster tail and more, or the tempura with everything from avocado to zucchini and several choices in between. Nakamori also offers global luxuries like Kobe beef, French foie gras and Russian caviar as well as a full sushi bar. 7101 France Ave. S. // 952.920.9980 nakamorimn.com

BIG BOW L Specializing in Chinese and Thai favorites, Big Bowl is a popular choice for all ages with a host of lunch and dinner options. Don’t forget to ask about the daily specials—you might discover a new favorite. 3669 Galleria // 952.928.7888 // bigbowl.com

A R E Z Z O RISTORAN TE Tuscan-style fare, Italian Renaissance frescoes and traditional music will transport diners right back to the Italian countryside. With house-made pasta and dishes like carpaccio cipriani, spinaci alla veneta, delicate gnocchi and fresh-baked focaccia bread, Arezzo stays true to its time-honored Tuscan roots. Pizza lovers will also enjoy the brick oven, which churns out classic Italian pizza pies, and guests can indulge in an Aperol digestif after dinner. 5057 France Ave. S. // 612.285.7444 arezzoristorante.com

C O C O NUT THAI This quaint restaurant features Thai specialties including pad Thai, pineapple curry, fresh spring rolls and a selection of stir fry. 3948 W. 50th St. // 952.288.2888 coconutthaimn.com

RAKU This Japanese fusion restaurant offers traditional dishes with signature touches from French, Italian and other Asian cuisines.

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SW EET RETREAT CUPCAKE BOUTIQUE With a name like this, who can resist a visit? Cakes and cupcakes are lovingly mixed with top-quality ingredients and baked fresh daily. Flavors change regularly, but can include Salted Caramel Dream, Lemon Thumbprint and German chocolate. Seasonal specialties are also available. Other sweets include cake balls (try the Red


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5013 France Ave. S. // 612.353.6230 thesweetretreatmn.com

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PAT I SSE RI E M A R G O Brownies, lemon bars, cookies, tarts, croissants and more are baked from scratch at this family-owned bakery using old-fashioned baking traditions. If you’re looking for an elegant treat, put this on your list.

This upscale taqueria is new to 50th & France and is known for its refined approach to tacos and tequila. An intentional selection of ingredients and bold, vibrant flavors add a modern twist to Pajarito’s traditional Mexican fare.

4510 Valley View Road // 952.926.0548 patisseriemargomn.com

WU O L L E T B A KE RY A bakery with a 65+ year tradition in the Twin Cities, this is the perfect stop for a donut, muffin, fried cinnamon twist or caramel pecan croissant. Grab a dozen oldfashioned cookies during your visit! 3608 W. 50th St. // 612.922.4341 wuollet.com

EDI N A CRE A M E RY No visit to Edina is complete without an ice cream cone from the Edina Creamery, open only during the summer. With more than 50 flavors rotating through the cases (coconut almond and strawberry are local favorites) this is an old-fashioned ice cream shop offering a favorite treat. 5055 France Ave. S. // 612.920.2169 edinacreamery.com

AM B RO SI A CO F F E E Adjacent to Centennial Lakes Park, Ambrosia offers a full selection of coffee and tea drinks, smoothies, sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Enjoy a walk around the lake, then treat yourself to your favorite drink.

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7373 France Ave. S. // 952.831.6232 ambrosiacoffeemn.com

3939 W. 50th St. // 952.927.7055 7503 France Ave. // 952.737.7820 starbucks.com DUNN BROS. 6559 York Ave. S. // 612.869.2207 dunnbrothers.com

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AGRA CULTURE KITCHEN & PRESS Feel good about making nutritious and delicious choices when you order a special Agra plate, featuring an assortment of proteins, veggies, grains and more. Favorites include the Paleo Plate, the Athena Plate and the Agra Bowl. There’s even a build-your-own option. Other menu items include salads, sandwiches, a full selection of breakfast options, smoothies and raw organic cold pressed juices made of tempting blends like The Aloha, Carrot Zinger and The Refresher. 3717 W. 50th St. // 612.345. 5442 agra-culture.com

MORE CO F F E E SH O P S CARIBOU COFFEE 4999 France Ave. S. // 612.285.5475 4408 France Ave. S. // 952.926.7086 6803 York Ave. S. // 952.929.4734 7171 France Ave. S. // 952.831.0288 cariboucoffee.com STARBUCKS 5121 Gus Young Lane // 952.920.0193 3510 Galleria // 952.924.0344

C R IS P & GREEN Healthy and tasty scratch made bowls, salads and smoothies are on the menu here. This brand is committed to community, exceptional hospitality service and they believe in access to fast, nutritious food. Some favorites are the No Prob Cobb salad and the Date Night smoothie. 3930 W 50th St. // 952.658.8623 crispandgreen.com // crispandgreen

The new location opened in early 2020 and is a welcome and exciting addition to the 50th & France neighborhood. “We’ve been looking for quite a while to open another Pajarito in this area,” says chef and owner, Steve Hesse. “50th & France is such a nice, quaint community. Opening a new location here feels like a really good second home for us.” There’s a lot to be excited about with the Edina version of Pajarito: a larger open kitchen will enable restaurant-goers to watch while tortillas are made and meals are assembled. Two woodfire ovens will allow for expanded menu options. “You’ll be able to get 95% of your favorite St. Paul menu options at the Edina location, but we’re also looking to expand the taco and woodfire offerings here,” says Hesse. The new location also features a reservable event space in the basement: perfect for private parties, larger groups, and receptions. Keep in mind that Pajarito’s contemporary and creative approach to Mexican cuisine isn’t limited to the food—their fabulous cocktail menu will still be available in all its glory at the Edina location too. Try the habanero cilantro margarita or the snozberry version with creme de cassis, dry curaçao, and strawberry-lemon shrub. If margaritas aren’t your thing, there’s a great selection of other cocktails to sip and savor. If you’re looking for a hip, new neighborhood hangout, this could be your spot. 3910 W. 50th St. // pajaritostp.com

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55th-Annual Edina Art Fair Ranked #1 in Minnesota and one of the top 50 fine arts fairs in the Nation Featuring the top 280 fine artists from Minnesota, the U.S and Canada EdinaArtFair.com Free Admission | Rain or Shine | Free Shuttle | Craft Beer Gardens| Parking Ramps | Kids Zone | Food Trucks

EXPECT GREAT ART IN EDINA!

Saturday, Sept. 11 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 12 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Centennial Lakes Park 7499 France Ave., Edina, Minnesota

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Director of Sales, Residence Inn by Marriott Minneapolis Edina 3400 Edinborough Way // 952.893.9300 Marriott.com

How would you describe Residence Inn? Our location is the ideal place to stay and explore the best Edina has to offer. Convenient for the corporate business traveler or leisure guest looking to take advantage of the many amazing restaurants and shopping options nearby. What types of services does the Residence Inn offer and what is the best way to access them? Whether guests are in town to work or play they will find what they need to start their day by fueling up at our complimentary daily breakfast buffet. Guests also unwind and relax at our Residence Inn Mix featuring light fare along with wine, beer and soft drinks Monday-Wednesday evenings. Are there dining and fitness options? One of our hotel’s unique attributes is that we are connected to Edinborough Park. Access to their indoor pool, running track and fitness area is all included in the room rate. We are within walking distance of many great restaurants including Ciao Bella and Tavern 23. What sets the Residence Inn apart from other hotels in the area? As a Marriott hotel the Residence Inn Minneapolis Edina is committed to providing outstanding personalized service to make each stay a memorable experience and exceed our guest’s expectations. What do you love about Edina? I’ve worked in Edina for over 30 years and I feel a sense of connection to the people and businesses I’ve come to know and learn about. Being able to enhance the experiences our guests have during their stay by offering them so many great options for dining, shopping, event space and other attractions makes Edina one of the premiere destinations to work and play.

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Refresh booking a private spa party for a group, including wine and appetizers. 7575 France Ave. S. // 952.830.0100 adayatthespa.com

MASSAGE RETREAT AN D SPA Deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, sports massage and a 90-minute hot stone massage are just some of the services offered at Massage Retreat and Spa. Facial options include custom facials, an ultrasonic exfoliation peel and an anti-aging facial, to keep skin looking younger and more vibrant. 6811 York Ave. S. // 952.920.2900 massageretreat.com

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WE ALL NEED A LITTLE REST AND REJUVENATION IN OUR LIVES, and Edina has no shortage of places to breathe easy and unwind. From spa havens to chic salons, you won’t have trouble finding the perfect spot to enjoy a calming massage, an elegant mani-pedi, or a fresh cut and color. If pampering is what you’re in need of, Edina is a destination with expert professionals who have a lot to offer those who want to enjoy a refreshing and relaxing experience. T H E D I ST RI CT O N 5O T H Using top of the line products and techniques, you’ll receive the best blow-out and styling available in a chic and luxurious environment. Brighten your look with a new cut, some lowlights or highlights, balayage or even an updo. Facial waxing and a full complement of manicures and pedicures are offered. 3925 W. 50th St. // 952.836.0816 districton50th.com

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T H E D AY SPA This haven for relaxation on France Avenue offers a comfortable atmosphere with a cozy front lounge and a wide range of services, including plenty of massage options. From deep tissue to hot stone to a sea salt scrub, or even a Reiki wellness treatment—guests can be pampered by specially-trained massage therapists. Perhaps your skin is thirsting for a facial—The Day Spa offers options for both women and men. Manicures and pedicures are also available. Don’t forget to ask about

SPAL ON MON TAGE Spalon Montage epitomizes the concept of a full-service spa. With a stone fireplace, Turkish rugs and elegant lighting, the salon and spa is perfectly set for instant relaxation. In addition to hairstyling services, Spalon features state-of-the-art manicure and pedicure stations for the a luxurious mani-pedi splurge. Innovative treatments include hot stone massage, detoxifying mud facials and remineralizing body wraps. If time isn’t a factor, consider a retreat package, available at three levels, offering a combination of services including hair styling, spa lunches and gift sets to accompany a full day of pampering. 3909 Market St. // 952.915.2900 spalon.com


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THE FA CE F O U N DR R IÉ When it comes to experts in skin, The Face Foundrié offers a new level of skincare for those looking for facial treatments. Efficient and effective, their facials, waxes, masks, and other services utilize advanced technology, clinical grade cosmetics, and refined techniques that will help make professional skincare and self-care a part of your everyday life instead of just a passing luxury.

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Whether you’re looking to energize and exfoliate or simply refresh and restore your natural glow, Edina’s master estheticians and certified dermatologists offer the most soughtafter treatments to leave you feeling and looking your best.

3170 Galleria // 612.269.3685 thefacefoundry.com

L I L I SA L O N SPA G A LL E R IA This full-service salon spa with modern, glam style provides a sleek, hotel lounge atmosphere (complete with double-sided fireplace) along with a wide array of treatments and services. Try a refreshing and renewing vitamin C facial, paired with a hydrating eye mask or simply choose your favorite kind of facial. Full body massage, including hot stone and deep tissue, is available or consider an exfoliating body treatment. Hair and nail services are also available. Spend the day shopping, and then unwind. 3464 Galleria // 952.224.3300 lilisalonspa.com

JUU T SA L O N SPA This Aveda salon and spa offers Swedish, reflexology and aromatherapy massages. In addition to a full menu of facials, hair and scalp treatments are also available. Going out on the town? Let one of the Juut’s makeup artists show you some new techniques with a makeup lesson. 2670 Southdale Center // 952.925.4343 juut.com

RO CCO A LT O B E L L I A visit to the salon’s Edina location will have you looking and feeling beautiful. Facial options include a deep-cleanse, a rejuvenation treatment, even a radiance renewal pumpkin peel. Stay for a massage and finish your “me time” with a fresh manicure or pedicure. 3509 Hazelton Road // 952.920.5006 roccoaltobellisalons.com

DE N N Y KE M P SALO N S PA A refuge for good looks and healthy pampering, this salon and spa goes beyond your body to renew your mind and spirit. Indulge in a customized full body massage, diamond peel facials, waxing, tinting or makeup application. Try their signature pedicure,

LILI SALON SPA GALLERIA 3464 Galleria 952.224.3300

a 1 hour and 45 minute service that includes a customized mask with hot towels and extended massage and callus treatment. Offering cut and styling services for men and women, visitors can stop in for anything from toner to balayage. 5029 France Ave. S. // 612.254.2005 dennykempsalon.com

G E N T CUTS AN D GROOMIN G Just for men, this salon pampers guys with options including a haircut, executive shave (which features a soothing detox clay mask), a scalpsmoothing head shave, beard trim and more. Gray blending techniques are also offered. 3865 Gallagher Drive // 952.456.6778 gentcg.com

H AVEN N AIL STUDIO Every Haven manicure or pedicure includes a pampering warm towel cleanse, exfoliation, deep hydration and healthier-for-you products used throughout your service. From there you can choose add-on services that provide a nourishing boost. From extra hydration to anti-aging they’ve got you covered for a truly customized experience. 4948 France Ave S // 952.417.6097 havennailstudio.com // havennailstudio

Note: Several of these salons also offer full hair styling and other services in addition to spa treatments. Check individual websites for details.

SKIN REJUNVENATION CLINIC 6545 France Ave. S. 952.920.6545 ZEL SKIN & LASER SPECIALISTS – EDINA 4100 W 50th St. 952.929.8888 SKIN ARTISANS 6525 France Ave. S. 952.767.3163 BEAUTIFEYE 5137 Gus Young Ln. 952.300.3184 DERMATOLOGY SPECIALISTS – EDINA 3316 W 66th St. 952.920.3808 EDINA SKIN CARE SPECIALISTS 7450 France Ave. S. 952.920.5521 ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY AND COSMETIC INSTITUTE 6525 Barrie Rd. 952.915.6000

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UNWIND and RECHARGE THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT A HOME AWAY FROM HOME, and when it comes to accommodations and amenities, Edina provides luxurious and convenient places to retreat to in order to make your stay exceptional. Whether you’re in town for business or just visiting for a bit of fun, there are three noteworthy options that make it easy to kick back and settle in while keeping a convenient distance from anything and everything in Edina. H O M E WO O D SU IT E S B Y H ILT O N EDIN A M I N N E A POLIS Just opened in 2018, Edina’s newest hotel places guests at the center of all the city has to offer. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the Homewood Suites by Hilton Edina Minneapolis is only 10 miles from downtown Minneapolis and just steps from Southdale Center and the Galleria’s shopping, dining and entertainment options.

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After enjoying your fill of fun, the petfriendly all-suite Homewood Suites offers a relaxing reprieve with comfortable, spacious guest rooms featuring separate living and sleeping areas, a fully-equipped kitchen and complimentary Wi-Fi. Other amenities include over 600 square feet of multi-function meeting space, a business center, a modern fitness center, heated indoor pool and outdoor courtyard with a fire pit and

grill. For room availability, rates, reservations and more, visit the hotel website. 6600 York Avenue // 952.926.0224 homewoodsuites3.hilton.com

RESIDEN CE IN N BY MARR I OT MIN N EAPOL IS EDIN A Whether your visit to Edina is for business or pleasure, the Residence Inn by Marriot Minneapolis Edina, located off I-494 and France Ave., offers a comfortable retreat just minutes from Centennial Lakes Park. The Residence Inn is also a perfect spot for families who want easy access to Adventure Peak at Edinborough Park, a fun-for-all indoor playground. Take a walk, run or a swim in the pool at Edinborough Park before starting your day. Hotel guests of the Residence Inn have access to all the amenities. With its suite-style rooms, all featuring


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kitchens with refrigerators, coffee makers, microwaves and a stove top, the Residence Inn offers sizes and styles to fit all needs. Whether you need a smaller studio suite or you’re bringing a bigger crew and are seeking a two-bedroom suite, the Residence Inn offers just-right accommodations. Other features include complimentary breakfast in the classic and comfortable first floor great room, complete with fireplace, and complimentary high-speed internet access. For room details, specials, reservation and rates, visit the hotel website. 3400 Edinborough Way // 952.893.9300 marriott.com

W E STIN EDIN A GAL L ERIA This luxurious hotel offers top quality accommodations and amenities, beginning with the rooms, which are perfect for relaxing and feature ultra-comfortable beds. Westin Club guests also receive additional amenities, including luscious robes, guaranteed to help you relax. After a restful night’s sleep, start your day with a workout in the hotel center. In partnership with New Balance, clean shoes and clothing are available to rent, all delivered to your room in a convenient workout bag. Other popular features of the Westin include free wireless internet in the

lobby and convenient parking, either self or valet, for a daily fee. Adjacent to the Westin is the Galleria shopping center, featuring more than 70 unique and well-known stores (see page 10 for more information on the Galleria). In addition to shopping, enjoy casual or fine dining at one of several restaurants including Pittsburgh Blue, Crave, CōV and Peoples Organic. For room availability, rates, reservations and more information, visit the hotel website. 3201 Galleria // 952.567.5000 // westin.com

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CHRISTIAN MOORE Program Manager, Basecamp Fitness - Edina 3945 Market St // 952.222.4050 basecampfitness.com What’s important to know about Basecamp Fitness? Basecamp Fitness is a high-intensity, efficient workout designed to help you discover a stronger, faster you. Each 35-minute interval workout rotates between an Assault AirBike and heart-pumping floor exercises. At the end of 35-minutes, there is an optional 10 minutes of abs and core. We get you In. Out. Done. in 35-minutes! What is the community like at Basecamp? We’re all about welcoming, encouraging and celebrating our members! It’s important to us that we recognize our members’ accomplishments, both in and out of the studio, but also that we connect our members to one another in a fun and relaxed space. When are classes offered? Classes are offered throughout the day, and we regularly survey our members to adjust class schedules to ensure that we are offering classes at the times that work best for them. Can guests drop in for a class? Yes! Anyone who would like to give Basecamp a try can sign up on our website for a free workout. Buddy workouts are always more fun, so we encourage anyone interested to have a friend or family member sign up for his or her free class too! What’s exciting about being in Edina? Basecamp Fitness is passionate about sharing fitness with others, so we are excited to bring our energy and enthusiasm to the community of Edina. Building strong partnerships in and around the area of Edina is what helps build community, so it’s important for us to get to know the people who live and work here. We want to understand how we can serve them best!

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KEEP YOUR COMMITMENT TO GOOD HEALTH when you visit Edina. With plenty of local yoga, barre and workout studios, fresh ways to stay fit and places to order a healthy meal, Edina’s offerings are bound to keep you moving. Many of the studios listed below offer free one-week trials, perfect for visitors. F45 E D I N A This functional high intensity interval training is a 45-minute, full body workout that will improve your strength and endurance as well as boost energy and metabolism. And not only that but the super supportive team training style helps participants transform themselves both physically and mentally. 5125 Edina Industrial Blvd. #300 // 612.968.2352 // F45training.com/edina/ home // f45_training_edina

ALCHEMY 365 Renew your mind and change your body with the unique approach of combining yoga, strength, and intense conditioning at Alchemy 365. With a myriad of exciting and challenging class formats to choose from, this studio blends a variety of disciplines to create a comprehensive and well-rounded fitness experience. 6279 York Ave S. // 612.444.6287 Alchemy365.com // alchemy_365

AN YTIME F ITN ESS EDIN A If you’re looking for a wonderfully supportive and welcoming community that wants to cheer you on in your fitness goals, then Anytime Fitness is the place for you. Each member gets a personalized Get Started plan when they join, and the friendly, professional staff will meet you wherever you’re at in your fitness journey. Personal training, classes, great equipment, and 24/7 access make this a noteworthy gym to belong to. 4451 W. 76th St. // 612.221.6775 anytimefitness.com // anytimefitness

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A brand new anchor point at Southdale Center, Life Time Edina at Southdale is transforming the France Avenue corridor between Hwy 62 and I-494. “This is the first project in the country where we’ve got the club, Life Time Work, and Life Time Sport all in one place,” says Shawn Severson, director of Life Time Edina Southdale. “It’s our first three-story club in the market, and our first with a rooftop beach club and bistro.” Life Time Edina will offer a highly personalized approach to health and wellness with a broad array of amenities and services, including dedicated studios for group fitness training, one-on-one personal training, small group GTX and Alpha training, and 400 pieces of best-in-class cardiovascular and resistance training equipment. The club will also feature two regulation-size basketball courts, an indoor and outdoor aquatic center featuring a leisure pool, a dedicated Kids Academy, LifeCafe, LifeSpa, and a myriad of luxurious dressing rooms with whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, and complimentary towels and lockers. Life Time Work will be a premium coworking experience that provides 29,000 square feet of private offices, a sunlit solarium, and a variety of diverse workspaces, and Life Time Sport will feature two indoor soccer fields with a functional training space and auditorium. “Regardless of age or ability, our extraordinary team will be able to connect and engage our members to live healthier, happier lives,” says Severson. “It’s incredible to be a part of it all.” 2 5 0 S O U T H DA LE C ENTER 9 5 2 . 2 57.7100 L I F E T I M E . L I F E / L I F E - TIM E- LO C ATIO NS / M N - E D I N A - SO U TH D A LE

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S T E E LE F ITN ESS EDIN A This flagship location offers group fitness classes, including strength and boot camp versions, and personal training packages by top fitness experts.

YOGAF IT STUDIOS With class levels and schedules to meet participant needs; YogaFit offers options such as YogaFlow, YogaBurn, YogaRestore and more. Better yet, the first week of class is always free.

T IT L E B OXIN G CL UB EDIN A Title Boxing Club classes pack the intensity of a training routine—working heart, muscles and lungs—without the actual punch (no sparring or fighting necessary in this ring), in a casual and welcoming atmosphere that’s perfect for beginners.

PURE BARRE At this France Avenue studio, classes are designed to help participants feel healthy in both body and mind. No ballet experience is required for this low impact, full-body workout utilizing isometric movements.

3908 W. 50th St. // 952.285.8009 steelefitness.com

5300 Edina Industrial Blvd. // 952.406.8754 titleboxingclub.com

P H Y S IC AL CULTURE (V) This boutique fitness studio features two workout studios as well as classes like sculpt, TRX classes, physical HIIT and more.

4508 Valley View Road // 952.285.8873 physicalculturev.com

4507 France Ave. S. // 612.444.1991 yogafitstudios.com

7101 France Ave. S. // 952.928.3000 purebarre.com

COREPOW ER YOGA Classes for beginners and those more advanced in the practice of yoga are all available here, from Yoga Sculpt and Hot Power Fusion to CoreRestore. 7495 France Ave. S. // 952.835.9642 corepoweryoga.com


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PAT T Y MCGRATH General Manager, Edinborough Park/Aquatic Center 7700 York Ave S // 952.833.9540 edinamn.gov Why is Edinborough Park the place to be? Edinborough Park is the largest indoor play park in Minnesota. The location features a variety of different play areas for kids, as well as a Greek-style amphitheater, cafe, jogging track with fitness equipment, and a six-lane lap pool. Natural light filters through the glass ceiling into the landscaped, climate-controlled interior, so the park’s atmosphere is very calming. What kinds of play areas are offered at the park? Our signature element is Adventure Peak, a six-level climbing structure with an open triple slide. Little Peak is a play area for kids ages four and younger, and The Great Hall is our popular multipurpose gym featuring a bounce house and an assortment of play equipment. Tell us about the amphitheater. Is there a calendar of events? We schedule entertainers September - May in the amphitheater and feature musicians, nature experts, magicians, and more as free children’s entertainment on Thursdays at noon. We also put on free concerts showcasing community bands, and once a month on a Friday, we offer a family movie night featuring kid-approved movies. Check our online calendar for information about events. What inspires you about Edina? There’s a lot I love about Edina. The city is so energizing, and there’s such a strong sense of community pride here. It’s clear people are invested in coming together and providing a variety of amenities to help people of all ages stay active and engaged.

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EDINA IS CHOCK FULL OF EXCITING PLACES TO VISIT AND FIRST-CLASS AMENITIES TO UTILIZE. From its beautifully landscaped parks to its artistic resources rich in history, there’s a little something for everyone. Fun, family-friendly attractions like Adventure Peak are perfect for the kids, and the wide variety of parks and trails make it easy to get outdoors and move. Catch a round of golf at Braemar Golf Course during the warmer months, visit the historic Edina Cinema over at 50th & France for current studio favorites and independent films, and in the winter, experience the delight of skating along the frozen canals at Centennial Lakes Park while surrounded by twinkle lights. You won’t want to leave! B RA E M A R G O L F C O U R S E Rated among the top 75 public golf courses in the nation, Braemar Golf Course welcomes experienced and novice golfers alike to enjoy a variety of amenities at one of the state’s premiere 18-hole golf courses. In addition to a recently completed Academy 9 Par 3 Golf Course, golfers have the chance to play at the first new regulation 18-hole course in Minnesota in over a decade. Designed by Richard Mandell and freshly renovated, the golf course has completely transformed the previous 27-hole course and includes wider fairways, minimal hazards, and a number of strategic options for players

of various abilities played over 6,941 yards. The course continually impresses locals and visitors and has even earned an honouree title in the Design Excellence Recognition Program selected by the American Society of Golf Course Architects. 6364 John Harris Drive // 952.903.5750 braemargolf.com

E D INA ART CEN TER Visitors are in for a treat at the Edina Art Center where curated exhibits in the Margaret Foss Gallery feature works in several mediums including sculpture, painting, photography and drawing, created by both

local and international artists. Visitors can catch annual juried exhibition shows, arts festivals, authors’ studios, panels and more. Don’t forget to visit the Clark Gift Shop to pick up a unique handmade work of art for yourself or a friend—the selection includes pottery and beautiful wearable art pieces. The Center also offers classes for artists of all ages and talents. 4701 W. 64th St. // 952.903.5780 edinamn.gov

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Do a paddleboat or strap on some ice skates, Centennial Lakes Park is an Edina oasis appreciated by residents and visitors alike. The 10-acre lake is surrounded by pristine walking paths totaling 1.5 miles. Spend a summer afternoon on the 18-hole putting course or play a challenging game of croquet. And when the lake freezes over, there is free open skating (rent a pair of skates for $6) or ice sledding (you can rent a sled, too, for $8 per hour). Warm up near the indoor or outdoor fireplaces and pick up a snack at the concession stand. Summer at Centennial Lakes Park also means music, movies and more at the Maetzold Amphitheater. Or check out the weekly farmers market. Visit the website for a full schedule of year-round events. 7499 France Ave. S. // 952.833.9580 edinamn.gov

BRA E M A R F I E L D Home to the Edina Soccer Club, this turf field also offers a walking track. The climate-controlled space is covered from November to April. Open daily. Visit the website for a full schedule. 7509 Ikola Way // 952.833.9512 edinamn.gov

E D I N A CI N E M A The Edina Cinema, part of the Landmark Theatres group, is the place to see not only current studio favorites, but independent and foreign films. This four-screen theater holds

a special place in Edina’s history: There has been a movie theater at this same location since the 1930s and the current version was fully renovated in the late 1980s. The theater’s art deco style marquee adds a touch of historical elegance to 50th and France. 3911 West 50th St. // 952.920.8796 landmarktheatres.com

E D INA HISTORY MUSEUM AT A R N E S ON ACRES PARK There is no better way to learn more about the place you’re visiting than to spend a little time finding out about its history; the Edina History Museum features a permanent exhibit on the history of Edina. The museum itself sits on a parcel of land significant to the city’s history—a city park, Arneson Acres, named for Mort and Katherine Arneson, who turned over their 14 acres to the city. 4711 W. 70th St. // 612.928.4577 edinahistoricalsociety.org

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are a hot commodity year-round at this popular local arena. Open skating sessions are scheduled throughout the week (check website for details) and skate rentals are available. Visitors can enjoy a skate around the popular covered outdoor Backyard Rink or, if you’re in the mood to watch some topnotch high school hockey action, Braemar is the home ice for the Edina High School Hornets boys and girls JV and Varsity hockey teams. For game schedules, visit edinaschools.org 7501 Ikola Way // 952.833.9500 edinamn.gov

EDIN A AQUATIC CEN TER It’s hot fun in the summertime at the Edina Aquatic Center. Swim laps in the Olympicsize pool (featuring two diving boards) or go wild with the fresh and fun water features including the only Flow Rider in Minnesota; the new zero depth Water Playground and a play area for land lovers called Oakwood Forest. Lounge chairs and a concession stand are on deck to complete a fun-filled


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visit to the Edina Promenade.

3535 Hazelton Rd // edinamn.gov

E D INBOROUGH PARK As beautiful as the seasons can be in Edina, there are days when a delightful indoor option like Edinborough Park is the perfect place for fun. There’s a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, fitness area and 1/16 mile running/walking track, but the real star of the show is Edinborough’s Playpark and Adventure Peak. This climbing–crawling– sliding space is filled with challenging options where kids can work all their muscles. Edinborough Park also features free musical performances in the Amphitheatre; check the website for a complete schedule of events. 7700 York Ave. S. // 952.833.9540 edinamn.gov

day at the pool. Open June-August. 4300 W. 66th St. // 952.833.9560 edinamn.gov

EDI N A PU B L I C A R T The city of Edina is fortunate to have several venues, both outdoors and indoors, where public art is prominently displayed. Since 2004, the selected works have been curated by Public Art Edina, a volunteer working group. See wonderful examples of public art at Grandview Square Park, the 50th and France Business District, and more spots around the city.

P INSTRIPES Is bocce ball your game? Or do you prefer a good old-fashioned turn on the bowling lane? At Pinstripes, you can enjoy games as well as sandwiches, pasta, pizza, flatbread and a robust selection of local craft beers from popular local breweries like Surly and Indeed Brewing Co. If the weather’s fine—gather round the outdoor fireplaces overlooking Centennial Lakes. Pinstripes is a perfect stop for families, couples and others looking for a fun and casual night out in Edina. 3849 Gallagher Drive // 952.835.6440 pinstripes.com

Take to the Trails Bike Edina

Edina is a very bike-friendly community with shared bicycle and automobile lanes throughout the city. If you want a longer ride, head to the Nine Mile Creek. Just completed in 2018, the new paved 15 mile trail travels through neighboring cities and over brand new boardwalks and wooden trail bridges to view the area’s wetlands and woodlands as well as the trail’s namesake creek. Open to bikers, pedestrians and skaters, the trail is the perfect way for visitors to explore the area. Winter visitors can explore via bike, skis or walking shoes. Learn more at threeriversparks.org or head to page 39 to check out Explore Edina’s Bike/Hike map!

Walk Edina Ready for a run or just a nice walk? Check out these popular paths: Bredesen Park: 2-mile path Lake Cornelia: 1.1 mile path Lewis Park: .6 mile path Walnut Ridge: .5 mile path Garden Park: .5 miles Edina Promenade: .75 miles from the Galleria to Yorktown Path Centennial Lakes Park: 1.43 mile loop

But Wait, There’s More! For a complete listing of city parks, amenities and directions, visit edinamn.gov

Learn more about Edina Public Art at edinamn.gov.

EDI N A PRO M E N AD E Part beautifully landscaped walking/biking path, part outdoor art gallery, the Edina Promenade greenway connects Centennial Lakes Park to the Galleria. Whether you’re looking for easy access between popular Edina sites, or just want to enjoy a leisurely walk or ride in any season, make time for a

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Do Bar and Cedar + Stone, Urban Table. Or visit The Escape Game and the new Rock of Ages Blacklight Mini Golf. 60 East Broadway, Bloomington 952.883.8800 // mallofamerica.com

MIN N ESOTA CHIL DREN ’ S MUSEUM This recently renovated family fun spot in Saint Paul now includes exciting features like The Scramble, a four-story adventure; Imaginopolis, Sprouts and more! Stop for a snack at the new café and coffee bar. 10 W. Seventh St., St. Paul // 651.225.6000 mcm.org

WHEN YOU VISIT EDINA, you’re also close to a bevy of other exciting attractions for travelers of all ages in the Twin Cities. Check out the Walker Art Center or the Science Museum of Minnesota or take in a play at the Guthrie Theater—one of the preeminent theatrical venues in the world. If you’re in the mood for the sporting life, catch a game at Target Field or the new U. S. Bank Stadium. There’s something for everyone—whether you’re a fan of shopping, sports, culture or family activities. Here are just a few ideas: M A L L O F A M E RI C A No visit to the Twin Cities is complete without a stop at the MOA: With 500+ stores, numerous restaurants and attractions like Nickelodeon Universe (an indoor amusement park) all ages love the MOA. In addition to mainstays such as Nordstrom, Michael Kors, Free People, True Religion, Apple,

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the American Girl store and L.L. Bean, new stores include Aritizia, Canada Goose, M Health Fairview, Arc’teryx, Duluth Trading Co., Lakeshore Gifts for Growing Minds, Peloton, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, Heat & Glo, Baking Betty’s and Sugar Factory. Check out some of the new dining options including FireLake Grill House + Cocktail

4801 S. Minnehaha Dr., Minneapolis 612.230.6400 // minneapolisparks.org

SEA L IF E MIN N ESOTA AQUARI UM Explore the creatures of the deep, right at the Mall of America. Favorites including sting rays, jellyfish, clown fish and much more are ready for their close-up: the ocean tunnel alone, which is 300 feet in length, features four fascinating exhibits. 120 E. Broadway, Bloomington 952.0533.0612 // visitsealife.com

MIN N ESOTA ZOO More than 4,800 animals live on the Zoo’s 485 acres in Apple Valley, just a short distance from Edina. Popular attractions include Northern Trail, Russia’s Grizzly Coast, Tropics Trail, Discovery Bay and a variety of special exhibits as well as an IMAX Theater. 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley 952.431.9500 // mnzoo.org

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MIN N EHAHA REGION AL PARK Named after the waterfall found within the park, this popular gem is a beloved destination for locals and visitors. In the warmer months, spot Minnehaha Falls flowing into its striking rock-walled gorge or stop by in winter for dramatic views of the river’s flow frozen mid-fall. Other attractions found within the park include the Princess Depot, the John H. Stevens House Museum and the Minnehaha Dog Park for those bringing along a furry friend. Perfect for activities like biking, hiking and birding, the park is an ideal starting point for plenty of outdoor adventure.


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PA I SL E Y PA RK Following the death of music legend Prince in April 2016, his home and studios in Chanhassen, called Paisley Park, opened for public tours. Learn more about the talented performer, known for such hits as “Purple Rain” and “Little Red Corvette,” and so many others, who was always proud to call Minnesota home. Visit the website for tour details. 7801 Audubon Road, Chanhassen officialpaisleypark.com

MIN N E SO TA L A N D S C A P E ARB O RE T U M The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum belongs to the University of Minnesota and was established in 1958. With everything from family activities to cooking, painting and gardening classes and special events, the Arboretum is truly a gem. Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll along the beautiful and extensive grounds of the Arboretum in any season. 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska 952.443.1400 // arboretum.umn.edu

TA RG E T F I E L D Home of the Minnesota Twins, Target Field has become a popular go-to attraction. Not only can you attend a baseball game, you can also take a 90 minute guided tour which spotlights the dugout, press box, clubhouse and more. 1 Twins Way, Mpls. // 800.338.9467 mlb.com/twins

VA LL E Y FAIR This can’t-miss amusement park provides thrills and chills with rides like Wild Thing, Steel Venom, High Roller and the Corkscrew. Never fear—there are tamer rides for the less adventurous, including the Minnesota River Valley Railroad. The park also features the Soak City waterpark. 1 Valley Fair Drive, Shakopee // 952.445.7600 valleyfair.com

X C E L EN ERGY CEN TER The “X” is home to Minnesota’s NHL team, the Minnesota Wild, and also hosts a variety of sporting events, exhibitions and musical performers each year. 199 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul // 651.265.4800 xcelenergycenter.com

C O MO PARK ZOO AN D MARJORIE MC N E ELY CON SERVATORY This popular and free Saint Paul zoo is a delight for all ages; don’t forget to visit the glass domed Conservatory, bursting with flowers and plants throughout the year. All of your animal favorites are here and Zoo educators are on-site and eager to answer your questions. Also on Zoo grounds, you’ll find Como Town, an amusement park complete with rides that even the little ones will enjoy (admission fees apply at Como Town). 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul 651.487.8201 // comozooconservatory.com

GUTHRIE THEATER Internationally known, the Guthrie was founded in 1963 by Sir Tyrone Guthrie, whose large portrait adorns an outside panel of the Guthrie Theater, situated along the riverfront in downtown Minneapolis. Featuring two stages and a performance studio, productions scheduled for 2019 include As You Like It, Metamorphoses and Guys and Dolls. 818 S. Second St., Mpls. // 612.377.2224 guthrietheater.org

MIN N EAPOL IS SCUL PTUR E GARDEN AT WAL KER ART CENTER This beautiful urban oasis, across the street from the internationally renowned Walker Art Center, features more than 40 works of art, including the classic Spoonbridge and Cherry, and new favorites such as Hahn/ Cock (recognized as the big blue chicken). 725 Vineland Place, Mpls. // 612.375.7600 walkerart.org

SCIEN CE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA Overlooking the Mississippi River, this popular museum features 70,000 square feet of exhibit space, as well as an IMAX/ Omnitheater. Ongoing exhibits include the Dinosaurs and Fossils Gallery and the Experiment Gallery. Check the website for special events, too. 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul 651.221.9444 // smm.org

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Abbott Northwestern Center for Outpatient Care 8100 W. 78th St.; 952.914.8000; allinahealth.org Allina Health Centennial Lakes Clinic 7373 France Ave. S.; 952.835.1311; allinahealth.org Allina Health Edina Clinic 7500 France Ave. S.; 952.835.1311; allinahealth.org


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1 Residence Inn by Mariott Minneapolis / Edina 3400 Edinborough Way https://www.marriott.com/hotels/tr avel/ms 952-893-9300 www.marriott.com 2 Edinborough Park 7700 York Ave S. https://www.edinamn.gov/158/Edinborou 952-833-9540 www.edinamn.gov/158/Edinborough-Park 3 Wooden Hill Brewing Co 7421 Bush Lake Rd 952-960-9663 https://woodenhillbrewing.com/beers/ https://woodenhillbrewing.com/beers/ 4 Centennial Lakes Park 7499 France Ave S. https://www.edinamn.gov/154/Centen 952-833-9580 https://www.edinamn.gov/154/Centennial-Lakes-Park 5 Galleria 69th Street & France Ave. https://www.galleriaedina.com/ 952-925-4321 https://www.galleriaedina.com/ 6 The Westin Edina Galleria 3201 Galleria http://www.westinedinagalleria.com/ 952-567-5000 http://www.westinedinagalleria.com/ 7 Southdale Shopping Center 10 Southdale Center 952-925-7874 http://www.simon.com/mall/southdale-ce http://www.simon.com/mall/southdale-center 8 Homewood Suites by Hilton Edina Minneapolis 66th & York 952-926-0224 http://www.homewardsuitessbyhilton.com 9 Edina Aquatic Center 4300 W 66th St. https://www.edinamn.gov/156/Aquatic-Center 952-833-9560 https://www.edinamn.gov/156/Aquatic-Center 10 Edina Art Center rt-Cent https://www.edinamn.gov/150/A 4701 W 64th St. 952-903-5780 https://www.edinamn.gov/150/Art-Center 11 Edina Library https://www.hclib.org/edina 5280 Grandview Square 952-543-6325 https://www.hclib.org/edina 12 50th & France http://50thandfrance.com/ 50th Street & France Avenue 952-922-1524 http://50thandfrance.com/

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EVENTS & FESTIVALS

VISITORS AND COMMMUNITY members love the seasons of fun in Edina, which has become known for its unique festivals and entertaining events. The community of Edina also celebrates and supports local artists in a unique way by hosting two major art events, in June and in September, drawing thousands of art lovers to the area.

STYLE EDINA

Due to COVID-19 our date for Style Edina is TBD. Follow Explore Edina on FB and Instagram for the latest updates! Each year we celebrate fashion from local Edina boutiques at the annual Style Edina event at the Westin Edina Galleria. Coordinated by Explore Edina, 50th and France, Galleria Edina and Southdale Center, the occasion showcases Edina’s diverse offerings as a retail destination. Guests can preview the latest trends modeled by Edina’s trendsetters. Tickets can be purchased in advance for this popular event on Eventbrite.

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TASTE OF EDINA

We are exploring a new concept for this annual celebration of our restaurant community in partnership with Edina Liquor. Stay tuned! We hope to launch this revamped event in spring of 2022. Date and venue will be announced by the Edina Chamber of Commerce. T3201 Galleria • tasteofedina.com

Summer

PARADE OF BOATS

More than 100 radio-controlled boats, piloted by members of the Edina Model Yacht Club, take to “the high seas” of Centennial Lakes Park every summer. Enjoy the annual Parade of Model Boats where, on June 13 you can see the boats in action for free and talk to their proud owners.

7499 France Ave. S. • Hughes Pavilion centenniallakespark.com

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS An old-

fashioned community celebration, the city and the Edina Community Foundation present a parade with marching bands, veterans, floats, costumed characters and more. What better way to end the day than with a glittering display of fireworks?

Parade begins at City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St.. Fireworks, Rosland Park, 4300 W. 66th St. edinaparade.org

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displaying a wide variety of media including pottery, sculpture, fiber, glass and much more. Created by a past Edina Art Center instructor, the annual event supports the local artists and the Crime Prevention Fund—proceeds are earmarked to keep the city safe.

TORCHLIGHT CONCERT

7499 France Ave. S. edinafallintothearts.com

CRAZY DAYS

Shop ‘til you drop and enjoy this summer tradition at the shops of 50th and France. This July weekendlong event features special bargains, a 5K, entertainment for the kids and more.

Celebrate summer with an annual ode to warmer weather on the second Sunday of August. The ultimate familyfriendly event in Centennial Lakes Park is free and a treat for all ages. Snacks and treats including popcorn, drinks and ice cream abound. The celebration also features antique cars, vintage piano-playing and a “mechanical man” movement performance. Enjoy a twinkling light show coordinated by the Edina Model Yacht Club—at sundown, lighted boats dart across the water against the backdrop of a built-to-scale lighthouse. Top off the night with a musical performance and a fireworks finale.

7499 France Ave. S. • edinamn.gov

EDINA ART FAIR

Truly in a class of its own, this fair is a top art event in Minnesota and the country. From August 20-22, join over 200,000 visitors of the 53rd annual event to admire the work of more than 300 local and national fine artists and crafters. Explore booth upon booth of ceramics, jewelry, glass, photography, wood carvings, mixed media, wearables and sculptures. There’s free admission, a shuttle bus from Southdale Center, a Kids’ Zone, concession stands, food trucks and more. Rain or shine. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

50th and France • edinaartfair.com

Fall

EDINA FALL INTO THE ARTS FESTIVAL

Edina has yet another stellar art fair from September 11-12, drawing thousands of visitors. At Centennial Lakes Park see over 200 artists

OPEN STREETS ON 50TH & FRANCE On a

September weekend, neighbors and friends are invited to take to the street, on foot or by bike, to enjoy music, dancing, yoga, crafts and more. From Browndale to Beard Ave. S., streets are closed to traffic and open to pedestrians—including dogs.

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PUMPKIN FEST

Scary fun abounds at this traditional Edina event. Kids are welcome trick-or-treaters at local shops along 50th and France for the annual event. There is also face painting, a horse-drawn trolley, games and more—perfect for little ghouls.

50th and France • 50thandfrance.com

HALLOWEEN PARTY AT EDINBOROUGH PARK

Break out those costumes a little early for this spooktacular celebration at Edinborough. Trick-or-treat, play games, and burn off a little of that Halloween energy! Check the website for event details.

7700 York Ave. S. • edinamn.gov

TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

On Small Business Saturday in late November, enjoy the sounds of carolers strolling along 50th and France and bring your list to get a head start on holiday shopping at unique local stores. The lighting of the city tree on West 50th St. marks the official start of the the holiday season.

50th and France • 50thandfrance.com


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GOLF Fully redesigned 18-hole course with wider fairways, restored oak savannas, increased wetlands and strategic options for all ages and abilities. BraemarGolf.com • 6364 John Harris Drive, Edina

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2021 Edina Destination Guide  

All the details on what to see in Edina, MN plus where to eat, shop and stay during your visit! Sophistication is in store.

2021 Edina Destination Guide  

All the details on what to see in Edina, MN plus where to eat, shop and stay during your visit! Sophistication is in store.

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