Our Destination Downtown Finalists!

Join us live to find out who wins!

We’ve tallied more than 8,000 votes, and the winner has now been chosen! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for supporting your favorite Destination Downtown business finalist. Even more so, thank you for believing and investing in Downtown Brainerd. Working together, we can write an epic comeback story for this very special place.

The Grand Prize Winner will be revealed on Facebook on Thursday, November 21st between and 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. We will broadcast this announcement LIVE from the Chamber’s Celebration of Excellence at Cragun’s Resort! Follow us on Facebook, or join us in person for the big reveal!

Join us live to find out who wins!

We’ve tallied more than 8,000 votes, and the winner has now been chosen! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for supporting your favorite Destination Downtown business finalist. Even more so, thank you for believing and investing in Downtown Brainerd. Working together, we can write an epic comeback story for this very special place.

The Grand Prize Winner will be revealed on Facebook on Thursday, November 21st between and 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. We will broadcast this announcement LIVE from the Chamber’s Celebration of Excellence at Cragun’s Resort! Follow us on Facebook, or join us in person for the big reveal!

MEET THE FINALISTS!

MEET THE FINALISTS!

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Crow Wing Food Co-op

Destination Downtown Finalist

Fresh, local, authentic, colorful. Enter the reimagined Crow Wing Food Co-op to take a step back in time and a step forward to a modern, nourishing experience. The Co-op’s newly expanded and relocated grocery store will feature organic foods, a smoothie and juice bar, and a small deli for healthier “fast food” options. A member-owned business with deep local roots, its goal is to connect people to freshness in Downtown Brainerd.

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Crow Wing Food Co-op

Destination Downtown Finalist

Fresh, local, authentic, colorful. Enter the reimagined Crow Wing Food Co-op to take a step back in time and a step forward to a modern, nourishing experience. The Co-op’s newly expanded and relocated grocery store will feature organic foods, a smoothie and juice bar, and a small deli for healthier “fast food” options. A member-owned business with deep local roots, its goal is to connect people to freshness in Downtown Brainerd.

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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