I recently had an eye exam at St. Paul Eye Clinic and their reception staff and opthamologists were very friendly. Sadly I found out that I'm to the point that I need readers, but they did a nice job with my exam.
Taystee Bakery Outlet is the place to go if you just need simple Taystee products. Nothing fancy here, but good prices.
Maplewood Bakery is a little shop in a strip mall, but they have a very homey feel and were very friendly when we went in.
Air Traffic Kites & Games has a nice selection, but seems a bit overpriced. I would go there again, but may shop around before purchasing from them.
Stamp Street had tons of fine quality rubber stamps for card making and scrapbooking. They have a very unique selection - I recommend checking them out.
Lakeshore Learning Store is filled with wonderfully educational materials for children. It's a great place for teachers, daycare providers and parents to stock up on some wonderfully creative materials.
I got my first pair of readers from the Spectacle Shoppe and they had a very fun selection to choose from.
I purchased my first guitar from Classical Guitars recently and thought they had a nice selection to choose from for what I needed.
We purchased a starter drum set for my son here and they did a nice job helping us select what we needed.
We had an old piano from my mother that desperately needed some tuning. We called Lestar's and they were able to come tune it and it sounds beautiful.