Local retailer, national star
Bjorling & Grant owner Ian Grant is about to become a TV star: his pilot, "The Deal Hunter with Ian Grant" was picked up by the Travel Channel for an eight episode series to begin airing next fall. The show will follow Grant on buying trips around the globe. Good news is: his exotic finds will continue to make their way back to Twin Cities shoppers.
He's already got plenty of fans - the first episode aired during the Travel Channel's Pilot Week and viewers were invited to give Grant's show and several others the thumbs up or down.
I cautioned the affable Grant about letting stardom go to his head. "You've seen our offices," he said, referring to his less-than-pristine showroom in a low-profile St. Louis Park office park. "So it's safe to say it's not going to my head."
We'll hold him to that. Or demand an extra discount.