Shops & Business

Patina pox

the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated small businesses across the country, but local retailer Patina, a business that has been serving the Twin Cities for over 25 years, has continued to be a hub for all things home décor, gifts and more through

Mick and Marcella Mazur are the patriarch and matriarch of a family with deep roots in the Woodbury area. The couple has been married for almost 70 years, and have spent all those years living in the east Twin Cities suburbs.

During the summer, the land of 10,000 lakes offers an oasis of sandy beaches and perfect swimming water. During the winter, it offers an opportunity to jump into a hole in the ice and raise money for Special Olympics Minnesota.

Woodbury resident Eileen Welsh Eng has been a CPA for more than 20 years and an Enrolled Agent—or licensed tax specialist—for four years. She offers her advice for those seeking to successfully make it through tax season:

Eight years ago, Elizabeth Finn considered buying an available shop in Woodbury, Knit’n from the Heart. But, as often happens, the circumstances weren’t quite right. So she stayed connected to the store over the years, teaching classes and selling patterns.

CureIS Healthcare Inc. in Woodbury has been voted a best place to work by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal six years in a row, with four first-place titles in the small business category.

Don’t be ashamed if you aren’t familiar with the EcoWater Systems building in Woodbury. It’s only been there for almost 50 years.

December is a wonderful time to consider making a gift to a local nonprofit. Here are five local 501(c)(3) organizations that are doing great things in Woodbury.

The Gift of Play

Keeping on budget for the holidays can be tough, so we’ve made a list of 25 local gifts, big and small, under $25.


Sometimes you feel like a nut, and sometimes you drive around the country in a car shaped like a nut. At least that’s the case if you’re part of the Planters Peanutter team.