Holiday Kickoff at Texa-Tonka

November 4, 2022
Meet the merchants while enjoying food, music, and fun

Since breathing new life into this once popular post-World War II shopping center, the team at Paster Properties has been excited to watch as Texa-Tonka reclaims its place as a bustling community hub in St. Louis Park.

The Twin Cities is full of artists and artisans, craftsmen and creatives, entrepreneurs and investors. There’s no shortage of high-quality local goods, and that uniquely Midwestern entrepreneurial spirit that’s proudly on display at Texa-Tonka.

Come visit us on Saturday, November 12th from 11:00am to 4:00pm, to meet some of the friendly faces behind the newest businesses at Texa-Tonka! We’ll provide music, food, and fun.

Sign up for the free event!

New Tenants and Business

For three generations, Paster Properties has been searching for ways to enhance the local community through placemaking, offering new opportunities for a diverse group of entrepreneurs wanting to leave a positive impact in the community.

Here are the latest businesses to put down roots at Texa-Tonka, helping us restore this iconic shopping center to its former glory.

Westside Wine & Spirits

Brought to you by seasoned food and beverage pros, Westside Wine & Spirits is coming to Texa-Tonka this fall. Owners Tom and Alexandra Schoenberger plan to channel their passion for hospitality, offering a diverse selection of beer, wine, and spirits, in addition to a well-stocked tasting bar.

But shoppers will find more than just firewater on display at Westside Wine & Spirits. Due to their rich industry experience, Tom and Alexandra are also knowledgeable about food pairings, and will include a gourmet market with curated pairing recommendations for cheeses, snacks, treats, and delicacies.

Keep an eye out for St. Louis Park’s newest beer, wine, and liquor store at Texa-Tonka!

Brookie’s Fish Market

There’s nothing better than good food to bring neighbors together. That’s why Chris Nelson is opening Brookie’s Fish Market as a community-focused fresh fish and seafood market. In addition to aquatic edibles, Brookie’s will offer a variety of other hand-picked meats and gourmet grocery products.

Brookie’s Fish Market will be opening its doors this fall, hopefully in time for you to have that one last grilling of the season, or for that special gathering or holiday party in your near future!

Lily Nails

Who doesn’t like to be pampered? If you’ve had your nose to the grindstone for a little too long, or if you simply want to treat yourself to a well-deserved spa day, pay a visit to Lily Nails right here at Texa-Tonka!

Not only is Lily Nails equipped with the latest equipment in a clean, hygienic, and modern space, but it’s undeniably stylish too! Next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop by for a manicure, a pedicure, or both. You’ll walk away feeling pampered, refreshed, and ready for your next appointment.

Judith McGrann & Friends Women’s Boutique

Judith McGrann & Friends has officially moved to its new location at Texa-Tonka! With a variety of thoughtfully-selected women’s clothing, jewelry, gifts, and accessories arranged in a bright and casual atmosphere, your quest for the perfect shopping experience is over.

Owner Wendy Lulavy opened her first retail store here in the Twin Cities almost 40 years ago, and she’s building on her tradition of operating a family- and community-first business alongside her daughter, Meghan, here at Texa-Tonka. Discover changing seasonal collections with clothing for a wide range of body types, friendly and dynamic staff, and an unbeatable location in St. Louis Park

Amazing Lash Studio

Owners Katie Prantner & John O’Donnell are opening a new Amazing Lash Studio right here at Texa-Tonka! Enjoy lightweight eyelash extensions that look natural and feel comfortable with endless options for customization, including options for length, fullness, shape, and more!

Embrace your best self and discover your confidence with a patented lash lift from Amazing Lash Studio. Now Open!

The Skin Standard

From anti-aging to acne and scarring to rosacea, The Skin Standard treats a wide variety of conditions by using special enzymes to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. Owners Jessica Kuepper and Amanda Varley met 10 years ago while attending The Aveda Institute for Esthiology, and now they’ve teamed up to create a dedicated space for helping clients cultivate healthier, happier skin.

At The Skin Standard, the focus isn’t on buzzwords and trendy treatments–it’s on inspiring a well-rounded lifestyle to support long-term skin health. The doors will open in spring of 2023!

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Local Connections

Paster Properties has a long tradition of forging strong ties with the Twin Cities community. We’re always looking for new ways to build relationships! Here are a few of the highlights.

Adam Turman’s Artventure

St. Louis Park artist Adam Turman has designed an artventure featuring a goofy gang of classic characters and scattered them all across the St. Louis Park and Golden Valley neighborhoods. Each character is outfitted with a scannable QR code that takes visitors to a unique webpage that offers tidbits about local history, nearby attractions, and even special coupons and discounts at local businesses.

Texa-Tonka is proud to host one of Adam’s creations, Bowling Guy, a retro hippie with a soft spot for donuts and good vibes (you might say he is quite the dude!). Chart a journey through the neighborhood to uncover each of Adam’s characters or stop by Texa-Tonka to split a donut with Bowling Guy!

Upcoming Holiday Kickoff at Texa-Tonka

Join us for a Holiday Kickoff on November 12th! You can meet our merchants, explore the space, and share your opinion on what the neighborhood needs next.

You can learn more about the Holiday Kickoff event by checking out the Eventbrite page.

Our goal at Paster Properties is always to develop properties in lockstep with the community, because we believe that people are what make places special. We can’t wait to see you at the event and hear what you have to say!

Space for Lease

Is your business (or business idea!) on a mission to help build up the phenomenal community here in St. Louis Park or elsewhere in the Twin Cities? All of the spaces at Texa-Tonka may be spoken for, but we are always excited to hear about new retail concepts!

Check us out on our website and discover how Paster Properties can help you, and your business, make a meaningful impact in the Twin Cities.


606 Washington Avenue N.
Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(651) 646-7901