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TREASURE'S ISLAND

Treasure’s Island had its Grand Opening on October 17, 1947. Originally part of a four-store building built by David J. and Sally Hoffman, the stone-faced, modern building at 4200 W. Lake Street Minnetonka) featured a deli, a 5 to $1 store, and a Dairyland Equipment store. The corner had been a “swamp, eyesore.”  For some reason there was another Grand Opening in November 1952. 

Treasure's Island sold children's furniture and accessories.  The name comes from their motto: “Your dearest treasures are your children.” As of 2004 there was also a store in Eagan.


Photo courtesy Linda Boroff

The St. Louis Park store went out of business in 2004.

 


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This information comes from a variety of sources: newspapers, books, yearbooks, phone directories, interviews, etc. Given the varied sources, we cannot guarantee that all of this information is correct, and welcome any additions and corrections. Please contact us with your contributions and comments.