After what feels like forever we are excited to finally announce our maiden voyage!
The Boathouse Grand Opening Celebration
August 8th, 2020
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Please join us for a fun, new shopping experience in Lincoln Park PLUS sign-up on Saturday to win a $50 gift card to The Boathouse!
We can't wait to "set sail" this weekend!
These are the exact words my daughter told me when I said we were heading to Williston, ND for a week to get items for the shop. It may seem a bit odd to go on vacation with only a few weeks left until our grand opening...but we did just that this week. It was technically a "working" vacation to get some cool merchandise for the store, but it was still precious time away. We definitely made it worth our while and we loaded up an entire trailer with some unique items from my brother Mark's eclectic collection. Mark is a collector of all things and has accumulated quite the collection in Williston. Mark was even interviewed for a potential spot on an episode of American Pickers because he has such a unique collection. We are sure you will love to see the cool stuff we are bringing back and can't wait to show you at our grand opening. 16 days :)
Beth and Mark
After many setbacks and delays we are so excited to announce that we officially set an opening date. Please join us for our grand opening celebration on Saturday, August 8, 2020! We are planning a festive day in conjunction with Lakewood Designs grand opening. Lakewood Designs specializes in custom, reclaimed wood furniture and other wood products. More details will be posted closer to the event, so make sure to check back in early August!
We are so excited to finally open the doors of the Boathouse!
Our muralist, Tom Napoli has been working hard daily to transform the front of The Boathouse. The mural, which spans the entire front of the store front will feature a nautical theme and a boathouse surrounding the front door. We are so excited to see the finished mural in a few weeks. Stay tuned for a blog when it is finished.
To see more of Tom's amazing work around Duluth click here
Have a great week!
The dust from construction has settled and with that the store has stayed clean enough to begin stocking. A lot of cool merchandise has made its way to the shelves, including some tasty MN made treats. We are excited to support local and MN made businesses in our store. Check out this sneak peek of some of the treats that will be in store and some of the shelves that were stocked this week.
Hope you all have a fun, safe and relaxing 4th of July! We will be spending the weekend organizing, stocking and getting the store ready to open...and finding time to celebrate too!
Lainey and Ole are 2 of the 4 dogs you may see running around the shop or staring at you from the windows. They love protecting the store from squirrels, barking at delivery drivers and taking naps with their favorite toys. Now if we could only get them to do some work around here ;)
Even though it may be slow at times things are continuing to move forward around the store! This week we have secured several, local treat vendors that we are excited to feature in store and our muralist, Tom continues to make progress on the beautiful mural that will be in front of the store. Check back for a blog update on the progress of the mural in the future!
Have a great week!
We are excited to finally be on Facebook and to use this platform to share updates, sneak peeks of the store and information about our grand opening. Speaking of sneak peeks, FOX21 stopped by last week for an interview and you can see a glimpse into the store during their interview. The link is on our Facebook if you want to check it out :) Please like our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/boathousemn.
We have also started the process of filling the store with merchandise. We started by filling the docks near the windows with some cool, summer merchandise. Check out some sneak peek pictures of the dock areas below.
If you're in the neighborhood make sure to peek in the windows and see the displays for yourself! Give us a smile and a wave if we are in the shop working. We love that we are starting to see more people out and about in Lincoln Park!
We cannot wait to have you all in store and shopping soon!
His name is Ole and this is his nametag! The old boat he is sitting in will be on display in the store. I photoshopped the stormy seas behind him. I’m having fun with all the nametags!
Have a great week!
We enjoyed a delicious dinner of fresh crappie tonight thanks to my husband Mark's brother Neil. They were really, really good! I had tarter sauce on the table and asked my brother Mark, who joined us for dinner, if he wanted some and he said, "Not when the fish taste this good." Thanks Neil!
Work continues on the build out. the inside is down to finishing details. Tomorrow Tom Napoli, a well-known Duluth muralist will begin painting a mural on the front of the building! I am very excited to see him working!
Enjoy the beautiful weather and stay safe!
I always wanted my own store and this was the start!
We had an old, single-car garage moved onto our lot on the North Shore Scenic Drive (old Highway 61). We installed a wooden floor, replaced the original garage door with the French doors, did a facelift on the exterior, added some lights and it was a perfect little store. We held many weekend, occasional sales over the years and met lots of great people from all over the world.
I really hope to see some of our customers from the Scenic Drive Boathouse at our new store!
Progress continues every week on the build-out. New front doors were installed today and other tasks are gradually being completed. I will be able to start filling the shelves soon!
Have a great week.
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