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Crow Wing Food Co-op!

2019 Grand Champion

We tallied nearly 9,000 votes, and the winner has been chosen! Congratulations to the Crow Wing Food Co-op, our 2019 Destination Downtown Business Challenge Grand Champion! The Co-op will receive $65,000 in prizes to help expand and modernize their business Downtown.

Loide’ Oils & Vinegars and MN Makerspace are runners-up receiving $35,000 each in prizes to help start and expand their business ideas. Over the next year, there will continue to be a lot of work done as all 3 businesses roll up their sleeves and take the next steps to create their new spaces. Congratulations to all of our finalists! Check back for progress updates on the work happening in Downtown Brainerd.

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Crow Wing Food Co-op!

2019 Destination Downtown Grand Champion

We tallied nearly 9,000 votes, and the winner has been chosen! Congratulations to the Crow Wing Food Co-op, our 2019 Destination Downtown Business Challenge Grand Champion! The Co-op will receive $65,000 in prizes to help expand and modernize their business Downtown.

Loide’ Oils & Vinegars and MN Makerspace are runners-up receiving $35,000 each in prizes to help start and expand their business ideas. Over the next year, there will continue to be a lot of work done as all 3 businesses roll up their sleeves and take the next steps to create their new spaces. Congratulations to all of our finalists! Check back for progress updates on the work happening in Downtown Brainerd.

THE RUNNERS-UP!

THE RUNNERS-UP!

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Loide’ Oils and Vinegars + Luxury Appliances by Loide’

Destination Downtown Finalist

Imagine discovering the lushest olive oils and bursting balsamic vinegars imported from around the world and freshly bottled in Downtown Brainerd. Sample them all with food pairings created by knowledgeable staff—all within a warm and wonderful showroom of luxury appliances. Entrepreneurs Lois and Steve Hensel promise to bring global experiences and inspired customers to help revitalize their new downtown home.

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Loide’ Oils and Vinegars + Luxury Appliances by Loide’

Destination Downtown Finalist

Imagine discovering the lushest olive oils and bursting balsamic vinegars imported from around the world and freshly bottled in Downtown Brainerd. Sample them all with food pairings created by knowledgeable staff—all within a warm and wonderful showroom of luxury appliances. Entrepreneurs Lois and Steve Hensel promise to bring global experiences and inspired customers to help revitalize their new downtown home.

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Minnesota Makerspace

Destination Downtown Finalist

Creating a community takes tools, teamwork and craftsmanship. That’s the premise behind Minnesota Makerspace. Entrepreneurs Trevor Kruse and Chris Smith will unlock high-quality tools, materials and technology in the heart of Downtown Brainerd, offering members access to bring DIY ideas to life. Step-by-step classes will allow amateurs to build unique home décor with personal flair. Their motto: Together We Create!

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Minnesota Makerspace

Destination Downtown Finalist

Creating a community takes tools, teamwork and craftsmanship. That’s the premise behind Minnesota Makerspace. Entrepreneurs Trevor Kruse and Chris Smith will unlock high-quality tools, materials and technology in the heart of Downtown Brainerd, offering members access to bring DIY ideas to life. Step-by-step classes will allow amateurs to build unique home décor with personal flair. Their motto: Together We Create!

Thank You to Our Partners

Bringing the Contest to Life

Thank You to Our Partners

Bringing the Contest to Life