New downtown Robbinsdale businesses open
When Wicked Wort Brewing Company opened its doors in Robbinsdale last year, the brewery was a first for the city.
Now the same family behind the brewery is opening up a boutique business right next door: Wickedly Charming, LLC.

Wickedly Charming is a women's clothing boutique and coffee shop all under one roof along West Broadway Avenue in downtown Robbinsdale. Opening the new businesses is truly a family affair.

"It's kind of the two things we love: fashion and coffee, so it worked out pretty well," said Wickedly Charming co-owner, Samantha Denny.

Wickedly Charming boutique is a joint effort between the mother-daughter team of Teresa Carlyle and Samantha Denny, which assures that the clothing side of the boutique will have fashion and accessories for women of all ages.

"Since I own it with my daughter, she goes for the younger, I go for the older," said Teresa Carlyle.

The mother and daughter duo started Wickedly Charming in 2011 as a traveling boutique. The two women would take the clothes and some of their handmade scarves and candles to fairs and festivals to sell. But when Teresa's husband, Steve Carlyle, bought the old TCF Bank building along West Broadway to open Wicked Wort Brewery, there was room in the building for Wickedly Charming to have its own space.

The boutique now includes a coffee stop as well, called Bean There Coffeeshop, featuring coffee from Minneapolis-based Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Company.

"All their coffee is roasted fresh," said Denny.
Though the boutique has only been open for a few days, the signs out front are already drawing in curious customers, and soon there will be outdoor seating shared on the patio with Wicked Wort.

"I was walking up and down and just saw the sign for coffee, and that was the magic word, and I came in," said Sue McKeown of Woodbury.

"People love it," said Carlyle. "They love the coffee, and we're open Sundays. There's nothing open Sundays except for the [Wicked] Wort."

With a walkable downtown, this latest addition to Robbinsdale is a nice blend among the other restaurants and small businesses, and now there's one more reason to spend a morning or afternoon in Birdtown.

"You can come get coffee and shop," said Denny.

Wickedly Charming is open seven days a week.

Alexandra Renslo reporting
Twitter: @alexrenslo

March 27, 2017


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