Flowers and events currently accepting orders; coffee shop and bakery set to open in March
By Starrla Cray
WINSTED, MN Soon, the old city hall building in downtown Winsted will be a destination for coffee, cakes, flowers, food, event planning, and relaxation by the lake.
Crazi co-owners Taylor Boehlke and Mollie Piehl officially purchased the building at 181 1st St. N. Thursday afternoon.
“We’re excited very excited,” Boehlke said.
The entire first level (about 2,700 square feet) will be used for the coffee shop, bakery, floral shop, and event planning.
“Everything people loved will still be there, but the atmosphere is going to be different,” Piehl said. “The building has more character.”
The doors to the flower shop portion of the business will likely be open the third week of December. In the meantime, the shop is currently fulfilling orders for flowers including Thanksgiving centerpieces and is available for wedding planning and other events.
The coffee shop and bakery will be open as soon as renovations are complete.
“We’re aiming for March 1,” Boehlke said. “We will be building a kitchen, and we’ll have a full-service bakery.”
Next summer, they plan to add a deck to the back of the building, so customers can sit outside and enjoy the view of Winsted Lake.
Boehlke and Piehl said one of their goals is to attract more activity downtown, and give visitors an opportunity to see more of the community.
Previously, Crazi had been renting a building on the outer edge of town, on 6th Street North.
“We were ready to call something ours,” Boehlke said of the decision to purchase the old city hall building.
For updates on the renovation project, check out Crazi’s Facebook page. To place an order for flowers or for event planning services, call (320) 485-4212.