Mineral Point has been fortunate to attract several new small retail businesses in the past year. This Saturday, when you come to town for Small Business Saturday here are some of the new faces and places to explore.
We’ll start at the top of High Street and work our way down.
The Glimmering Prize, 265 High Street (formerly the Pfotenhauer Law Firm) offers an interesting array of vintage, collectibles, objects and adornments. This shop and studio of Lorraine Reynolds (shown at left) will be open every weekend from now until the end of the year.
Windy Ridge Pottery, 262 High Street (see Windy Ridge Blows Into Town) is the downtown outlet of potters Joe and Christie Cole. Their locally crafted, everyday pottery makes a perfect gift for any occasion.
The Board Shoppe at the Green Lantern Studio, 261 High Street is Laura Cisler’s pop-up store (shown at right) featuring handmade tables, wood signs, and “eclectibles.”
Robert Clements Studio, 237 High Street is an art gallery showcasing Robert’s photography and many fish assemblages, carvings, and fish on sticks. Robert is shown at left holding a fish that is no longer available because I purchased it, but he has many more to choose from.
Sugar Row, 234 High Street, is the working studio and gallery of painters Lorna Fillipini and Clyde Paton, in the newly remodeled building that had been M Studio for many years. They will not be open this Saturday, but plan to be open for the December 3rd Gallery Night when they will feature the work of Bill Grover.
Cyndy’s Fudge and Ice Cream Shop, 231 High Street (see Fudge, and Ice Cream, and Pie Oh My!) serves up homemade fudge and pies. They also offer ice cream and other treats.
Deeconstruct, Recycled Fun – 214 High Street (see New Addition to High Street — Dee Construct) is the recycling assemblage emporium of Dee Hooks. Her shop also carries antiques, vintage goods and supplies for other mixed media artists.
Ainsley Anderson and Sharon Rowe have transformed their antique shop at 315 Commerce Street. It is now called Driftless Kids, an adorable little shop focusing on toys, books and puzzles for kids. They also still have some antiques. Get there now before those are all gone.
Popolo Pizza 20 Commerce Street, (read We The Popolo) is a perfect pizza destination if you like hand-tossed pizza baked in a wood burning oven. If you have not met owners Sean Henninger and Wendy Dueling who moved here from Milwaukee over the summer, stop down and say hi.
While this Saturday is a good excuse to check out these new businesses and pop up stores (and to visit all your old favorites) the fact is you don’t need a holiday to get out and support the small businesses of Mineral Point.
Here in Mineral Point it’s more like Small Business Everyday.
–Contributed by Lisa Hay