The Shoppes - Arbor Lakes
Winnebago Indians were the only
residents in the vicinity of Maple
Grove until 1851 when Louis Gervais
came and established a settlement.
Four years later, the city included
a church, town hall and countless
American homes. Like the growth
spurt of its city of origin, the
Shoppes at Arbor Lakes area of Maple
Grove is quickly becoming one of the
state of Minnesota's crown tourist
Minnesota's foremost lifestyle
center, The Shoppes, is fashioned in
a way that reflects the spirit of a
mid-century American village. It
includes diverse stores such as
Anthropologie , Borders Books &
Music, California Pizza Kitchen,
Good Things, Hot Mama, National
Camera Exchange, Pottery Barn, P.F.
Chang's, Williams-Sonoma, Teavana
and many other chic establishments.
Built in 2003, the lifestyle center
has been imitated in other places as
well such as Woodbury (Woodbury
Maple Grove's Shoppes quarters to
more than 65 restaurants and stores.
It is distinct in that it is an
outdoor mall where high end
establishments surround a stylish
courtyard. Behind the Shoppes is a
transit parking ramp, while both
ends are bordered by unique dining
and shopping or movie
establishments. The Shoppes is home
to more retail stores than possibly
any city in the state, second only
to the Mall of America in
Bloomington. Its newest retail
expansion was opened last 2004.