Minnesota’s Most Spectacular Toy Store About to Get Even Bigger
The already spectacular toy store is about to get even bigger - literally and figuratively. LARK Toys is adding a huge addition to their building. The addition will be a multipurpose space that'll be used for Nia classes (combining dance, martial arts, and mindfulness, to tone your body while transforming your mind), concerts, performances, movies, and so much more.
When I spoke with one of the owners, Kathy, she told me that the current space with the carousel, bookstore, cafe and more has served them well over the past 11 years, but they are ready to add more to accommodate their growing number of guests.
The addition will have a stage at one end and a cloakroom, bathroom, and kitchenette facilities on the other. The new space will offer lots of possibilities - people will be able to use it for receptions, graduation/birthday parties, craft activities, murder mystery dinners, plays, game nights, workshops, and more. "No doubt there are things we haven't yet imagined" - Kathy.
The addition will be built on the back side of the current building and attached to the current bookstore area with entrances from within the store. There will also be a back entrance.
They hope to have the new building open by March. LARK will remain open during construction.