RELAX. SHOP. WORK.

The Brick Alley in Stillwater, MN is a cornerstone of the downtown experience. Established in 1904 as a gas plant, an electric substation was erected in 1907. During the 1970s the two buildings were combined to create shops and offices. Now the Brick Alley hosts shopping and dining experiences as well as modern professional offices. 
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SHOPPING

Simply Chic

Betty June's

Allure Jewelry

Darn Knit Anyway

Food

Entertainment

Zephyr Theater
Brick Alley Studio

 

SHOPS AND DINING

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Brick Alley Studio

Brick Alley Studio of Massage and Bodywork has an unwavering commitment to delivering superior services to individuals in the Twin Cities area, Stillwater, and the St. Croix Valley. We are located in the Brick Alley Building on Main Street in Stillwater, MN.

Betty June's

Women’s fashions, accessories and gifts. Unique styles. Baby gifts. Fido’s corner.

Darn Knit Anyway

We are your source for all things knit and crochet. We sell unique yarns, craft accessories and fun gifts. We are a place dedicated to providing a creative space for novice crafters and local artists alike. Stock up on supplies, browse for gifts, try a class project or just hang out in our lounge to work on a project or chat with friends.

Allure Jewelry by Greaton's

We specialize in fine jewelry, engagement sets, diamonds, colored gemstones, and fashion jewelry as well as unique custom made jewelry and expert repair.

Simply Chic

Shopping for clothes should be fun. Your clothes are an expression of yourself—your personality, your moods, where you're going and who you're going with. At Simply Chic in Stillwater, we embrace fashion as expression, with current, "how adorable is this?!" looks you can't wait to put on once you're off the clock. Here at Simply Chic, we promise a fun shopping experience, with helpful style consultants who are happy to assist you in putting a look together or to just let you browse to your heart's content.

 

ABOUT US

The Brick Alley in Stillwater, Minnesota was initially created to fuel the demand for gas after the supply of nearly free scrap wood from the lumber boom down the St. Croix dried up. The building housed what would be known as Northern States Power Company and was the original location for that company. 

 

For many years the building acted as a significant electrical substation, transferring power from hydro plants around the St. Croix Valley area. Large transformers filled the north building and there were offices used by NSP employees. 

 

Coal was kept on the south building by the smokehouse and a massive smokestack sat where the current bar is. Gas was piped out for many uses and the leftover byproduct was hauled away by rail. 

 

The building changed with technology needs and eventually transitioned to offices and headquartered the maintenance department. In the 1970s the building was purchased by local architect Michael McGuire and a group of investors. It was transformed into retail, dining, and office space. Clues to the building's past can be seen while walking the halls and the old building continues to be a fascinating part of Stillwater's history and has a vital role in its future. 

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