I have had to run into Market liquor once or twice and they always have a pretty good selection to choose from. The people are usually pretty friendly
Southview liquor is a good store to get your stuff at. They have a good selection and good pricing. They are right off of Robert St which makes them easy to get to.
The Wildwood Bowl & Lounge is a great place to hang out. You can grab a great dinner while you bowl and you wont be disappointed with either. It's in a pretty nice location.
The Courtyard is located very close to the Mall of America and the airport which makes it really nice to get around while you are in town. The hotel is pretty nice.
Vermillion bank is conveniently located close to some shopping and the community college. They have great customer service and really know how to take care of you.
I like to go into the summit board shop. They have two floors of great things and they usually have a pretty descent sale rack. The pricing can be a little on the high side, but the stuff is usually worth it.
The best western Bandana Square is a nice hotel located fairly close to the capital building and the Saint Paul cathedral. The hotel is nice and the staff is also nice.
Brueggers has amazing bagels and cream cheeses. They can do sandwiches or wraps and they food is always fast and fresh. You can't go wrong with lunch at brueggers!
Great local hotel located right off the freeway exit. The staff is pretty friendly and it's in a nice area of town. It's right in the same parking lot as applebee's and across the street are more restaurants and shops.
The Embassy Suites is a very nice hotel located very close to the airport and the Mall of America. They have a great restaurant and the hotel itself is very nice!