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We went here expecting to see a number of local artist exhibits and other retail shops. Found only... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bob T
via mobile
Almost nothing left here.

Nearly all the shops that had been in here are gone/shut down. We went over Memorial Day weekend... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“quilt shop” (11 reviews)
“unique items” (3 reviews)
10 NW 5th St, Grand Rapids, MN 55744-2660
+1 218-327-7964
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went here expecting to see a number of local artist exhibits and other retail shops. Found only 1 artist there and very few shops open. Very disappointing, would not go back.

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Nearly all the shops that had been in here are gone/shut down. We went over Memorial Day weekend. Only a couple ships were still there. The only one worth visiting was a small boutique whose layout stretched between a couple rooms. The building itself is...More

Thank Numikins
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Not a lot of stores and what was in there that was open wasn't really our thing. What I can say is that walking thru the empty rooms that used to be the classrooms is really cool. Just to see and imagine the history in...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to look around and shop but was very disappointed. Not much there. We like to support local businesses when we can but the advertising listed more stores than what was there.

Thank erinw470
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The Old Central School was solidly built and has lasted into this century. Some of the school rooms have been converted into shops that will provide a warm welcome and a wide range of unique items. The yarn shop is especially nice.

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This old school has been converted into a local marketplace with a number of businesses. It was great to see the past maintained instead of being torn down.

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Most of the shops have closed up including the beautiful quilt shop that was here. The architecture is wonderful and a lot of the old stuff still remains like the wooden floors, etc., however, disappointing trip as far as shopping is concerned.

Thank Beryl S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Walk the old halls of Academia, tour the little shops in the old classrooms were education once reigned. Walk the Yellow Brick Road.

Thank histgeek17
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We stopped here for the MN Quilt Shop Hop & were blown away at how beautifully this old school has been cared for. I absolutely love to see that this old building has been reinvented into a new life for artistic purposes. I hope they...More

1  Thank JessPem
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We stumbled across this beautiful old building simply because it had a quilt shop and in it. It is too bad that other local shops could not have attendance here as it is a great venue.the building is still historical and you almost feel like...More

1  Thank Beryl S
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