St. Paul, Minnesota – Uptown Minnesota Store on the G Concourse at MSP Airport Terminal 1 opened on March 29, 2013, located near the international gates G1-G6, the former McDonald’s location. The store celebrates Minnesota inspired, designed and handcrafted artisan merchandise.
Uptown Minnesota Store offers exclusive products from many local companies: Luxury crafted leather accessories by J.W. Hulme Co., handcrafted moccasins by Itasca Leathergoods, natural home and personal care products by J.R. Watkins, men’s neckwear and wool blankets by Pierrepont Hicks and scented candles by Illume and Thymes Ltd. We also have many jewelry designers: Realia by Jen, Rox by Robyne Robinson, Karin Jacobson Design, Silver Cocoon by Tia Salmela Keobounpheng, and many other great Minnesota Artisans.
“You won’t have to wait for the Uptown Art Fair to purchase world class, high quality merchandise that is locally made, crafted or designed,” says Julie Swenson, Vice President of Retail, at St. Croix Promotions & Retail. “Every item we sell tells a story, and we’ll share those stories through our guest service ambassadors, special artist cards, and video displays.”
Designed and constructed by local companies, Uptown Minnesota features a handmade custom blown glass chandelier as its focal point crafted by Hennepin Made in Northeast Minneapolis. The store also includes a video wall display showcasing the spirit of Minnesota people and companies.
“You will not find a Moose on a t-shirt or a Minnesota thimble made overseas in our store. We aspire to showcase the creativity of Minnesota companies and artisans,” says Pady Regnier, Founder and CEO of St. Croix Promotions & Retail.
Uptown Minnesota is a new concept store for St. Croix Promotions & Retail, based in Bloomington Minnesota, a specialty retailer and brand wholesale merchandise company. St. Croix operates 11 retail stores, corporate branded webstores and custom merchandise programs. The new Uptown Minnesota Store is part of the G Concourse food, beverage and specialty retail renovation at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.