Shops & Business

There’s no question you can do some great shopping and eating in Woodbury. Nothing beats staying local. With all the options in town, it can feel like you never have to leave.

In the past 10 years, no other sport has paralleled the growth of lacrosse in the Twin Cities. This once-fringe sport has become a main event, and the east side of the metro has been no exception in this newfound love for netted sticks.

There’s plenty for graduating high school seniors to look forward to in the spring. In Woodbury, in addition to all the parties and pomp and circumstance, students look forward to giving back to their community.

Michele Gudmundson and Wesley Uthus, co-owners of Primp Cheap Chic Boutique, saw their business double in size last year, taking their affordable fashion boutique from three locations to six in just nine months.

May 7, 8 and 9: a weekend circled on many calendars in Woodbury. The fishing opener? Yes. Mother’s Day? Yes.

Still in its original location since 1978, Woodlane Flowers is one of Woodbury’s oldest family businesses.

When Joe Lehn and Tim Michalski’s wives suggested they meet and talk about their similar interests, they had no idea of the future the friendship would forge.

Gordie Bailey, chair of the board for Bailey Nurseries, headquartered in Newport, has always had a strong drive to give back. This February, it’s bringing him as far as northern Tanzania, where he will climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for a girls’ school in Kenya.

The opening of Cabela's in May 2013 signaled a new period of business growth in Woodbury, with a variety of incoming commercial developments, new tenants moving into existing spaces, and longtime businesses expanding and renovating throughout the city.

Woodbury resident Amy Cochrane and her friend Wendy Parks have always loved living actively. Cochrane describes herself as a gym junkie who also enjoys hiking and cycling; Parks stays active by biking, canoeing and camping.