Inver Grove Heights Convention & Visitors Bureau

By Stacy Brooks, Blogger, for Visit Inver Grove Heights

Small Business Saturday is a great reminder to support the local businesses that make Inver Grove Heights a vibrant community.  Here’s how you can celebrate Inver Grove Heights businesses this Small Business Saturday—and all year long.


Photo Credit: Gertens

  1. Stock up on seasonal decor at Gertens

Popular gardening center Gertens becomes a winter wonderland during the cooler months, complete with decor, gifts, and a wide range of artificial trees.  There’s also an impressive lineup of holiday lights: indoor and outdoor, LED and traditional lights, plus tree toppers, replacement bulbs, and all the hardware you need to create a festive display.

5500 Blaine Avenue; 1-866-GERTENS;

Photo Credit: Nerdin’ Out

  1. Get a head start on gift shopping at NerdinOut

There’s truly something for everyone at NerdinOut, a brand-new retail store that specializes in all things nostalgic and nerdy, from board and card games to vintage action figures.  Star Trek, Marvel, Harry Potter, and more—if there’s a fandom for it, NerdinOut stocks a product (or several) that will make for a perfect gift.

9079 Buchanan Trail; 507-322-0008;

Photo Credit: Inver Grove Brewing

  1. Pick up some crowlers at Inver Grove Brewing

At Inver Grove Brewing, nearly a dozen varieties of locally brewed beer are available in 750mL crowlers (about 25 ounces or two regular-sized cans).  Pick from classic styles or try a seasonal brew; order online for curbside pickup.

9051 Buchanan Trail; 651-370-1565;

Photo Credit: Hometown Meats

  1. Go grocery shopping at Hometown Meats

The cases at Hometown Meats are filled with high quality cuts of beef, chicken, and pork, as well as fresh sausages, deli meats and cheeses, and salads.  Other products include pre-packaged meats, seafood, wild game, and snacks.

3025 80th Street East; 651-455-1397;

Photo Credit: Peterson’s Popcorn

  1. Get some treats at Peterson’s Popcorn

Whether your tastes run to sweet or savory, Peterson’s Popcorn has your snacking needs covered.  Their gourmet popcorn is popped in small batches the old-fashioned way, and is available in flavors including kettle corn, bacon cheddar, and a cheese and caramel mixture.  In addition, the shop serves homemade ice cream, with an ever-changing lineup of traditional, seasonal, and unique flavors.

3045 80th Street East; 651-457-4086;

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  1. Gear up for winter sports at Bike King

Bike season isn’t over when the snow starts falling—the selection of fat tire bikes and accessories at Bike King will keep you on the trails all year long.  They also offer skate sharpening services and sell hockey essentials like tape, laces, mouthguards, and skate guards.

6489 Cahill Avenue; 651-457-7766;

Photo Credit: Glassing Florist

  1. Brighten someone’s day with flowers from Glassing Florist

Give a memorable gift (or treat yourself) with a bouquet from Glassing Florist.  Bouquets are available at a range of price points and a variety of styles, including seasonal arrangements and green plants.  Delivery is available Monday through Saturday to Inver Grove Heights, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and the surrounding suburbs.

7301 Babcock Trail East; 651-457-2500;

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  1. Book an appointment at Salon Fusion

The holiday season can be stressful, so schedule in some relaxation and pampering at Salon Fusion.  They offer a full range of salon and spa services, from haircuts and coloring to over ten different types of massage therapy.

3105 65th Street; 651-450-1285;

Photo Credit: B-52 Burgers & Brew

  1. Order takeout from a local restaurant

The River Heights Chamber of Commerce and Visit Inver Grove Heights Restaurant Guide is available here or, Inver Grove Heights specifically, check out this list for more details.

Stay in Inver Grove Heights this holiday season!  Inver Grove Heights hotels are conveniently located to downtown St. Paul, the Mall of America, Minneapolis, and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and they have implemented additional processes and cleaning protocols to protect the safety of guests.  Book your stay at these Inver Grove Heights hotels today!