About Us

About Us

From it’s humble beginnings in 1987 in a 1,500 sq ft storefront on the corner of Selby and Dale in St. Paul’s historic Ramsey Hill neighborhood, Traditions has grown to be one of the leading purveyors of fine furniture and decorative accessories in the Twin Cities and Southwest Florida. With stores on St. Paul’s Grand Avenue, on Excelsior Blvd in St. Louis Park, and in sunny downtown Naples Florida, Traditions has three convenient locations to service its extensive customer base.

History

1987 Mike and Suzanne Schumann started Traditions in a newly renovated storefront on the corner of Selby and Dale in St. Paul’s historic Ramsey Hill neighborhood. The opening of Traditions, coupled with the efforts of other pioneer businesses, including WA Frost and the Paper Patisserie, helped fueled the resurgence of Selby Avenue as a key element in St. Paul’s historic district.
1991 Traditions moved its flagship St. Paul store from Selby Avenue to Grand Avenue, one of the premier shopping districts in the upper Midwest.
1997 Traditions opened a 2nd store in historic downtown Stillwater, the oldest city in the State of Minnesota.
2000 Traditions opened a 3rd store near Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis to serve the growing client base in the western metro area.
2002 Traditions moved its Stillwater store to Naples FL to support the large contingent of Minnesotans with winter homes in Southwest Florida.
2008 Traditions expanded its Minneapolis store into a newly renovated 1941 vintage building one mile west on Excelsior Blvd in St. Louis Park.