I’ve been to Red Wing; visited an apple orchard on Lake Pepin. But I hadn’t spent time in Stockholm, Wis. until assigned to write a story about shopping and eating there (look for it in the August issue of Spaces magazine). Long overshadowed by larger river towns, Stockholm is a charming alternative. The stores – many with an art/home/gourmet bent – are far more sophisticated than one would expect for a town of 97. “Downtown” is literally two blocks that cross, but with stores like Abode and The Palate, garden restaurants like Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery and The Stockholm Pie Company, plus quirky antique shops, little galleries, street musicians and a riverfront park, there’s plenty to warrant a day trip, or even a weekend.
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