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Greater Goods is for sale! September 30 2018

Have you ever wanted to own your own retail shop? Now’s your chance!

We opened Greater Goods in 2013 with two goals: to give Eat Street its own independent card and gift shop, and to give back a portion of our proceeds to different community organizations each year. After five successful years, we’ve decided it’s time to pass the torch so we can spend more time with our new baby. Sales have grown steadily since we opened, and Eat Street just keeps getting better.

We’re accepting offers now through the end of October, and the ownership transition would happen at the end of the year. To make an offer, request a showing, or for more details about the opportunity, email Lauren and Joel Gryniewski at info@shopgreatergoods.com. Serious inquiries only, please.

 

Location, location, location.

Located in the heart of Minneapolis’s popular Eat Street neighborhood, next to the Copper Hen restaurant. Lots of foot traffic.

 

A growing business.

Sales have more than tripled since our first full year in business.

 

A beautiful space.

Approximately 2,000 sq. ft. (1,000 sq. ft. main floor, 1,000 sq. ft. downstairs.) Gorgeous tin ceiling. Large windows.

 

Impressive amenities.

Full kitchenette, dishwasher, private bathroom, private basement office, two parking spots, natural light, air conditioning, great landlord.

 

Flexible configuration.

Our custom-built modular shelving and fixtures can be moved to create a bigger store space in the front, or a bigger office/studio space in the back.

 

Turnkey transition.

Shopify point-of-sale system, computers, iPad, shelving units (in-store and storage), desks, and office chairs are all included so you can hit the ground running. We’ll even provide training.

 

A loyal customer base.

With thousands of social media followers and enthusiastic regulars, Greater Goods is the Whittier neighborhood’s go-to destination for cards and gifts.

 

Endless possibilities.

There are all kinds of ways to make the space your own. In addition to the storefront, you could host workshops, set up an art studio, store your inventory — use your imagination!

Greater Goods shop in Minneapolis

 


Our 2017 Donation to Safe Hands Animal Rescue January 03 2018

Last week we presented our donation for the year to the team at Safe Hands Animal Rescue. While we’ll be moving on to partner with a new organization in 2018, we encourage you to keep supporting Safe Hands when you’re looking to donate your time or money, or just looking to adopt a pet. They are an organization that is close to our hearts, as we wouldn’t have our amazing shop dog, Ryder, in our lives without them.

Donation to Safe Hands Animal Rescue


We made our 2016 donation! January 31 2017

Very proud to give this year's donation to the Walk-In Counseling Center. They are a fantastic organization that provides free, anonymous counseling to anyone. If you're not familiar with them, check out their website, walkin.org.

Check presented to Walk-In Counseling Center


New "Keep Minnesota Passive-Aggressive" Shirts September 01 2016

Our humor brand, Old Tom Foolery, has released a Minnesota-themed shirt that we're now selling in the shop! And if you can't make it into the store, you can also purchase it online through the Old Tom Foolery site right here.

Buy one! Or, don't. It's totally up to you. 


We made our 2015 Donation! December 31 2015

It's our mission to give back at least 5% of the store's sales every year to a local organization we believe in. This year, our donation went to St. Stephen's Human Services — an amazing Whittier-based organization working to end homelessness. Stay tuned as we announce our 2016 recipient!


Joel Gryniewski and Lauren Gryniewski of Greater Goods (left) present a check to Gail Dorfman and Rolf Lowenberg-DeBoer of St. Stephen's Human Services (right).

 


Second Annual Super Cider Sidewalk Sale this Halloween! October 26 2015

This Saturday is our second annual Super Cider Sidewalk Sale! We'll have lots of imperfect cards on sale for $1 (or baker's dozen for $10), free hot cider and samples of delicious nuts from Isadore Nut. Co. Anyone who shows up in a costume or posts about the sale gets a free sidewalk sale card! Hope to see you there!

 


Meet the Makers: LaLunette Jewelry August 18 2015

Join us to meet the makers of LaLunette Jewelry, a talented local duo and a favorite of ours. We look forward to seeing you for a mid-week pick me up & a sip of champagne! Feel free to spread the word and RSVP on our Facebook event page.

We made our first donation! January 13 2015

Very proud to award our first Greater Goods store donation to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design summer youth art program! Thanks to MCAD President Jay Coogan for stopping by to accept the check, and for his commitment to art education. And, of course, thanks to our customers, our staff, and the Whittier community for supporting us and helping us make this donation possible. We'll be announcing our 2015 partner soon!


Nuts for Isadore Nuts! November 05 2014

We are loving the adorable and delicious jars of nuts that we just got in from Isadore Nut Co. Pick some up for yourself or someone else!


We're having a sidewalk sale! October 13 2014

We're pretty pumped to announce our first-ever sidewalk sale, Sunday, October 19th, from 11-6. 

Come by for free cider, good times, and great deals!


"It's fall, y'all!" (said out loud with an ironic southern accent) October 08 2014

We are in love with our new fall window display, made with a combination of cards and leaves by our own, uber-talented, Kelli.


Summer, we hardly knew ye! September 10 2014

Wow, this summer has flown by. Thanks to everyone who came out to Greater Goods and helped make our first warm-weather season fantastic. If you haven't been in the shop lately, do stop by to see all the new products and also meet our shop pup, Ryder, who usually works as the greeter every day but Saturday. (That's his day off.)


New Window! March 19 2014

Have you seen our new spring-tastic window display?

 


Totes gorg ceramic pieces March 05 2014

We're thrilled to add the amazing ceramics of The Object Enthusiast to our roster of talented artists! These beauties won't last long!


Still need something for Valentine's Day? February 14 2014

Valentine's Day procrastinators, we've got your back! Open 'til 7pm for all your last-minute gift-giving needs.

 


For your fun(ny) valentine February 13 2014

If you're looking for a fun gift for your valentine these colorful drink mixers and glasses are just the thing!


Something sweet for your valentine February 12 2014

How about some honey for your honey this Valentine's Day? Locally made and beautifully packaged by WorkerB!


Lots of Valentine's Day cards in the shop! February 11 2014

Have you picked out a card for your valentine yet? We've got a bunch to choose from, including the two that Jessica Biel purchased in our shop for hubby Justin Timberlake on Sunday!

 


Gifts for guys, too. February 09 2014

Get your manly valentine spruced up and smelling divine with our assortment of guy-friendly skin care products. From beards to bottoms, we've got it all covered!


Mmm...more chocolates February 08 2014

Today's idea for your #valentine is a chocolatey treat from San Francisco-based Recchiuti Confections. We've even put some samples out in the shop so come have a taste and see if you think they're up to snuff for your sweetheart.

 


Scarves, scarves, scarves! February 07 2014

Today's gift idea for your valentine is...scarves! We have lots of different styles and colors in the shop, so pick one out to keep your sweetie bundled up in style.
Looking for different ways to wear a scarf? Check out this great video:

 


Jewelry for your valentine February 06 2014

Today's gift idea for your valentine is handmade jewelry from Brooklyn-based Sol Del Sur. Guys, we promise your gals will love it, and gals, it's okay to drop a hint.

V-Day flower suggestion February 05 2014

Looking for a fresh way to deliver flowers to your valentine? Ditch the vase and use a painted mason jar by Fishs Eddy instead!


We were on the TV! (At least our products were.) February 04 2014

A big thank you to Ali Kaplan for featuring products from Greater Goods on KARE 11 today! Stop in to pick up any of the products mentioned on the show.