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WCCO 4 News at the Fair – Aug. 22, 2019 The North End is the newest place to shop and eat at the fairgrounds. GoodThings is one of the stores you’ll find there. Owner Tyler Conrad is live at the fair with more about what fairgoers can expect this year (2:23).
By JOHN EWOLDT, STAR TRIBUNE, August 24, 2019
The Minnesota State Fair is a legendary cash cow for food vendors. But for nonfood retail businesses, large and small, it is a gift that keeps on giving all year long.
The 160-year-old fair can ignite steady revenue for brick-and-mortar retailers in ways that social media and digital marketing do not.
AUGUST 22, 2019, ALLISON KAPLAN….In a time of retail disruption, the fair has become a more reliable marketplace than the mall.
Find GoodThings at the Minnesota State Fair
St. Paul, MN. (July 15, 2019) — For the first time ever, GoodThings Stores will be part of the Minnesota State Fair. Located just inside the North End Gate off Hoyt Avenue, GoodThings will be a cornerstone of the fair’s brand-new North End attraction and exhibit area.
The votes are in! GoodThings White Bear Lake was voted Best Gift Shop in White Bear Lake, and GoodThings Clothing was voted Best Apparel Boutique in White Bear Lake by Readers’ Choice Awards
Unique ideas for your next brunch, from Katie Welch Len at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes on WCCO-TV, CBS Minnesota.
Linden Hills Bibelot-GoodThings Shop Shuffles Down the Block
to Make Way for New GoodStyle Clothing Boutique
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (March 18, 2019)—Bibelot-GoodThings in Minneapolis’ Linden Hills neighborhood has relocated to make way for a new GoodThings Clothing boutique. On March 18, Bibelot-GoodThings, which carries an eclectic collection of gifts and home accents, will open five doors down in the former Poppy boutique space at 4301 S. Upton Ave. GoodStyle clothing boutique will open on March 18 and occupy the space at 4315 S. Upton Ave.
Bibelot Shops to Join GoodThings Family of Stores
Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. (Jan. 14, 2019)—Twin Cities Bibelot Shops will join the White Bear Lake-based GoodThings family of gift, kids, home, and clothing stores. A spring event is set for Saturday, April 13 at GoodThings-Bibelot locations to celebrate, and a grand re-opening is planned for September 2019. Read more>
Why do retailers going out of business like Bibelot bring in new goods?
Roxy Freese announced late last year that she was retiring and closing her four Bibelot retail shops in St. Anthony Park, St. Paul on Grand Avenue, and Minneapolis in Linden Hills and the Northeast neighborhood. It represented the end of an era for the 86 year old who opened her first store more than half a century ago.
The sad news was tempered in January when Tyler Conrad, owner of GoodThings gift shops in White Bear Lake and Maple Grove, announced he was buying the Linden Hills and Grand Avenue stores and renaming them Bibelot-GoodThings. Freese said at the time that another potential buyer was looking at the St. Anthony Park location.
Where do things stand now? Read more>
How a Twin Cities gift store learned to predict sales
GoodThings uses a sophisticated inventory analysis tool that has changed how it buys and prices products.
Maple Grove Outdoor Shopping the Holiday Season, WCCO-TV CBS Minnesota, Dec. 17, 2018
Goska Colbert, GoodThings Maple Grove’s store manager talks about the holiday shopping season. Read more>
Toy Toys to Get Your Kid Active, WCCO-TV CBS Minnesota, Dec. 11, 2018
Top Toys from GoodThings that will get your kid to leave the screen, from Katie Welch Len at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes on WCCO-TV, CBS Minnesota. Read more>
We love White Bear! Winner of the 2018 ‘Best Minnesota Town’, voted by the community and a panel of judges by Minnesota Monthly Magazine. Read more>
GoodKids on KARE11, March 31, 2018
Megan Walsh from GoodKids and the Egg-mazing egg decorating on KARE 11 with Bobbie Jensen and Family Fun Twin Cities.
Downtown White Bear Lake win’s “City of Excellence” award, White Bear Press, July 5, 2017
Tyler Conrad helps develop the unified business recycling program that increases recycling efforts and beautifies Downtown White Bear Lake. Read more>
Shop-Give-Local,August 2018. Community Members Votes Select White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf and H2O for Life to Receive GoodThings Shop-Give-Local Donations.
White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf Photo, left to right: Kathy Doucette (Board of Directors) Tyler Conrad (GoodThings), Scott McCune Vice Chair-Treasurer
H20 for Life Photo, left to right: Nick Coughlin (H20 for Life), Tyler Conrad (GoodThings), Christy Anadacht and Steve Hall (H20 for Life)
First Annual Clothing Drive, April 2 – 15, 2018
Spring Cleaning Time! GoodThings, GoodThings Clothing & GoodThings Kids stores in White Bear Lake are sponsoring a Clothing Drive to benefit The Closet, a White Bear Lake Area Foundation nonprofit, providing local families in need. Donations can be dropped off at any of our White Bear Lake locations and receive a coupon off your regular price purchase.