This store is wonderful - full of beautiful plants and flowers and right in the heart of the city! The staff has excellent knowledge of their goods, and the store usually has excellent prices and sales to offer.
This local hardware store is a bit hard-pressed for space, but that could be because they have everything you need. There's always plenty of help on hand to find what you're looking for - as well as excellent advice on which brush/paint/fertilizer to buy!
PROS: Excellent service!
CONS: Cramped space.
I was finally convinced to drive from Mpls to St. Paul for all our car's needs when I found Lancer Service. They are very helpful and do not try to sell you unnecessary parts - but do look out for your car's future and always advise you on what to look out for in the coming months/years. Lancer is top notch! When I called them the other day for an estimate, the service guy emailed it all to me (itemized) so I could see what everything was going to cost and compare to other quotes.
PROS: Excellent advice and service
Hop Wong's restaurant may not be much to look at, nestled in next to Rainbow Foods and The Schooner Bar, but does have much to offer. The food is delicious and the staff are very fast and helpful. Delivery is also very fast. Try them out! Out favorite dishes are vegetable fried rice, szechuan chicken dinner, and cream cheese wontons.
PROS: Delicious, affordable, fast.
CONS: The restaurant's decor is lacking