When Max Schneiderman began his family’s business, it was a grocery store first and foremost. Then Schneiderman’s began to carry a few furniture items and slowly these grew to overshadow the cans of soup and produce until the furnishings finally swallowed the foodstuffs whole.
Now, Schneiderman's Furniture has spread from the Iron Range to spots throughout the Twin Cities. The showrooms stock local and foreign furniture from more than 100 manufacturers. Many items in stock can be customized in color and texture to match a homeowner's current obsession with plastic flamingos.
Lawn Care Express's expert landscapers preen green tresses of up to half an acre, simultaneously growing and snipping them in one of summertime's most perplexing paradoxes. A seasonally customized blend of fertilizers lavishes lots with fecundity, and the antiweed conditioner annihilates bands of mutant crabgrass more effectively than crustaceous kryptonite. Rid landscaping and buildings of unruly overgrowth with mowing sessions, which allow homeowners to forgo the hassle of grappling with greenery by hand. After services are complete, Groupon customers can continue to outsource yard work with a 30% discount on weekly mowing for the rest of the summer.
What began in 1984 as a home business with a single phone has grown into a go-to source for women's apparel with retail stores across the country. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Coldwater Creek curates a varied selection of elegant but comfortable clothing, ensuring closets stay stocked with more than just the relatives who only get pulled out around the holidays. You'll find everything from sweaters and jackets to jeans and dresses, as well as jewelry, handbags, and other extras for accessorizing new outfits. And if you can't make it to one of Coldwater Creek's physical locations, just head to the website to find the perfect cardigan, cashmere sweater, or pencil skirt.
Furnish 123 serves single-price platters of furniture and home accents in an assortment of colors, textures, and designs. House outfitters can use Furnish 123's Create Your Own Space online service to visualize how a plush sofa ($399) or pillow ($19–$24) might look in a living room or inside a private jet. Three-piece table sets ($199 each) spotlight clean lines and the classic dark-wood finish of the Ripley collection or the modern Palmetto collection. Cubit ottomans ($99) stow small items beneath cushy footholds, and barstools ($79) keep suds-sipping guests from sprawling out on the grand piano.
LEC aims to fund scholarships for four low-income elementary- and middle-school students to attend the three-day educational retreat with their classmates. Student scholarships include transportation to and from the center, room and board, and an educational program tailored to individual class size and grade level with team-building exercises, outdoor exploration, and problem-solving excursions. Each excursion will include different activities, with fifth- and seventh-grade students exploring the wilderness through mapping and geocaching, learning about beavers and bog ecology, and sleeping in cabins. The Laurentian Journey will teach seventh-grade students about orienteering, survival techniques, and group decision-making in the woods, with time for journaling and reflection.
Nestled in a hunting lodge, Back Roads Bar & Grill specializes in the same thing hunters do: meat. Their juicy sirloin steaks come smothered in mushroom and onions or ensconced in a steak sandwich. Burgers boast similarly hearty toppings such as fried onions and bacon or swiss and fiery jalapeños. Quarter and half southern-style fried chickens brim with down-home flavor. Popcorn shrimp, assorted wraps, and salads round out the kitchen’s offerings, which patrons can pair with pours from the full bar or simply the crackle of the fireplace’s roaring flames.