Spring is in the air and so is construction! Lincoln Park is buzzing with several construction and demolition projects happening all around us. Spring is bringing so much excitement to Lincoln Park and we can't wait to see all the new projects when they are finished.
Spring has also brought us some visitors. If you have been in the shop recently you may have been greeted by Ole. Ole is visiting for a few weeks with my Brother and Sister-in-Law and we just love having them all around.
Spring also has us thinking about summer! We have been putting some new, fun merchandise out in the shop that will be perfect for summer. We are super excited about our Dock and Bay items. Dock and Bay towels and headwraps are not only fashionable but they are quick drying and super absorbent. They are also super light weight and wont collect sand! They are awesome and a must have this summer!
Looking forward to more sunny days and summer nights in Lincoln Park!
Beth, Captain at The Boathouse
The Boathouse is getting "sweeter"! Two times sweeter to be exact! This week we added to our treats selection with 2 new delicious candy lines!
Our first new candy line is Candy Club. Individually packaged to make the perfect gift, plus over 20 flavors to choose from! You have to try the cookies and cream bites. They are our favorite!
Our second new candy line is Candy Kabobs. The kabobs feature a variety of yummy gummy candies as well as a artisan character gummy on top! A great treat idea for Easter coming up!
We are so excited about our new treats, but even more excited about warmer weather and summer. Lincoln Park is really starting to come alive and we are so happy to see more faces coming into the store each day. Speaking of summer, we have some big news about another exciting treat adventure that will be coming soon to The Boathouse, but for now it is top secret...unless you have been in the shop and saw some of the special equipment we will need ;)
We look forward to warmer weather and a more "normal" summer! We hope you are all staying safe and healthy and look forward to seeing you in store soon!
Beth, Captain at The Boathouse
Life happened last month and I ended up forgetting to post my blog. I am so sorry :( I hope to make up for it this month with a delicious recipe you just have to try!!!
My daughter called me the other day to tell me about a "viral" recipe she was making for dinner that night. I was a bit confused of what a "viral" recipe was, but I guess with everything else on social media these days, recipes are going "viral" now too! Needless to say, she raved about it and I decided to make it too (yep it went "viral" in our family too).
So in honor of keeping the recipe going...I present you with the "viral" recipe for TikTok Feta Pasta! It is the perfect comfort food on these long, cold days!! Enjoy!
TikTok Feta Pasta
1 Block (8oz) Feta Cheese
2 Cups of Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
3-4 Cloves of peeled, Garlic
Salt and Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
Red Pepper Flakes (Optional)
Pizza Pasta Magic Seasoning (Optional)
Fresh Basil (Optional)
Box of your favorite pasta, cooked and drained
1. Add block of feta cheese to center of baking dish.
2. Surround feta with cherry tomatoes and whole garlic cloves
3. Drizzle olive oil over feta, garlic and tomatoes
4. Add salt and pepper, oregano and any other optional seasonings (except the fresh basil)
5. Bake at 415 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until tomatoes and garlic are soft.
6. Mix all ingredients and toss with fresh basil and cooked pasta
Thank you to everyone who voted for our Christmas windows and for shopping at our store during our first year in business!
We took fourth place in the Christmas Lighting Challenge! Ursa Minor Brewing, just a few blocks down from us, took first place. Congratulations Ursa Minor! We are already thinking about what we plan to do next year.
We introduced some of our new product lines just before the Christmas season and people liked what we had to offer. I will be reordering almost everything soon. We have plans to bring in more new lines throughout the coming months. We have also been selling a lot of wool clothing! The supply is shrinking, so stop in soon if you need anything really warm to wear!
I feel blessed to have met so many interesting and nice people since we opened. Many come in regularly and one regular shopper in even brings his cute little dog in with him! By the way, we are dog-friendly!
It has been a difficult year to start a business, but I have no regrets. The days and hours have been long, but every time someone comes in and says they love the shop, it totally makes my day.
We wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Joyous New Year!
I’m watching the election results as I work on this month’s blog. I’m sure glad the election is almost over, although I have found the debates entertaining and the SNL satire has been great!
It has been was really fun to be part of this year's city-wide All Soul's Night festivities. I took our display down yesterday and we will begin working on our Christmas window displays soon. Lincoln Park is sponsoring a window display contest again this year and we are excited to participate!
We started stocking the store with some new merchandise last week and will continue adding new lines over the coming months. We have a great selection of 500- and 1000-piece Springbok puzzles. Springbok is famous for manufacturing high quality puzzles that feature beautiful pictures and designs.
We also just received a nice selection of "Warmies" plush animals. These lavender scented, soft and cuddly animals can be warmed in the microwave and used as a heating pad or a snuggly warm friend! Who wouldn't like to snuggle up with Warmie a cold winter night?
Speaking about warmth! It got up to almost 70 degrees today and it sounds like the rest of the week will be warm too!
We hope you do some of your Holiday shopping in Lincoln Park shops this year. You're sure to find something special and unique and it should be festive and fun with all of the lighting and window displays.
Thank you to all of our customers! We appreciate your business and love getting to know you!
Boathouse Treats & Treasures will feature a window display in conjunction with the Duluth Community Fall Arts Festival, All Souls Night. The festival officially begins November 1, but our display and some others will be up before that date. The event has traditionally been held at the DECC, however that isn't possible this year, so the event will happen along Superior Street in Lincoln Park and Downtown Duluth.
Participating businesses will have special window displays to recognize loss and embrace what is life-giving. One of the window theme categories is "Rotten ideas". The Boathouse's window will be in this category.
The best way to experience the festival windows is by walking or driving the self-guided tour. Local artists create of the windows and present live performances during the festival. For complete details click here Duluth Community Fall Arts Festival and then follow the Facebook link.
We hope you enjoy the tour and our window! We will post pictures as soon as our window is set up.
Enjoy the beautiful weather!
I can't believe it, but we have been open for three weeks! We are already seeing repeat customers and enjoy meeting all the new ones.
Work on our mural is still underway. Today Tom began painting the ship captain. It is really fun to see Tom at work! He is an amazing artist!
Talk about a nice person! Last week my husband Mark was outside watching Tom paint. A woman pulled up and didn't have a quarter for the parking meter. Tom had a quarter and gave it to her. She said she was going to Love Creamery and asked if Mark and Tom wanted some ice cream. Neither wanted ice cream, but Mark said that I wanted to try some of the new ice cream at Wild State Cider and said he was going to get some for me. I was inside and didn't know anything about the ice cream conversation. I was working on something behind the checkout counter looked up and saw a woman with a big blueberry ice cream cone coming straight toward me. She said, "I want you to have this because your husband and Tom were so nice to me and your husband said you wanted to try it." I was so surprised! What a nice person! She not only bought me an ice cream cone, but she went out of her way to get me one from a different ice cream shop!
I really liked the ice cream. It's called Vermont-style soft serve, and it is delicious! Thank you again to the extremely nice woman who bought it for me!
Good news. The Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe reopened last week!
My weekly blog will now become a monthly blog. I will try to keep on schedule and will post more frequently if needed. Please check out our Facebook page it is really fun!
Enjoy the cool weather!
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
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