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Water Street Shop Community Dinner

Shop owners from Excelsior’s Water Street gather for family-style potlucks that are highly Instagram-able but totally focused on the moment.

They break bread, dream about the future and each bring what they’ve got—in every possible way. Heading into the holiday party season, the Excelsior entrepreneurs who host what they call “community suppers” share their recommendations for planning your own casual yet luxurious gatherings.

Living Intentionally

Brooklyn Vetter had every intention of leaving the Midwest. Born and raised in South Dakota, she studied sociology and women’s studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and was itching for a change. Some travel? Maybe. A change of scenery? Definitely. That is, until, she found herself at a resource fair, intrigued by the St. Joseph Worker Program right here in Saint Paul. So much for a change of scenery. Instead, she experienced a surprisingly life-changing year.

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