Skip to main content

Creative Kidstuff gets TV show, MOA pop-up store

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Minneapolis-based Creative Kidstuff is expanding – outside of its traditional medium, with a new TV show set to debut; and also physically, with a holiday pop-up store in the nation's biggest mall.

The Pioneer Press reports "The Happi House," the chain's television venture, will debut Sunday on The CW.

The store's blog describes the program as a "weekly magazine style television series for women." It's hosted by Happi Olson, who is currently the sales and marketing director of Creative Kidstuff after time spent working as a store staff member. They'll cover topics such as "homemade beauty products, hosting unique children¹s parties, fashion trends, family vacation tips and tricks, DIY home décor, easy family meals and more."

The Creative Kidstuff Facebook says the first episode will air at different times in select markets: 9 a.m. in the Twin Cities on The CW 23, 6:30 a.m. on KDCT in Sioux Falls and noon in both Duluth (KQDS) and Fargo (KVRR).

The first episode is Halloween themed. Here's a clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rr8wxPoZX7g

Pop-up store at the Mall of America

The chain widened its physical footprint too – at least temporarily.

The Star Tribune reports the chain opened a pop-up store in the Mall of America Wednesday, in the area next to Lego Land.

The first Creative Kidstuff opened in Minneapolis' Linden Hills neighborhood in 1982. There are now six permanent locations, with shops in Edina, Maple Grove, St. Louis Park, St. Paul and Wayzata.

The MOA spot is its seventh.

The shop is a holiday commitment, and slated to be open into January. But CEO Roberta Bonoff told the Star Tribune it could turn into a long-term commitment depending on how sales and rental rates shake out.

It's open 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sundays.

Next Up

Doug Wardlow

Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary

Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.

Flickr - welcome to minnesota sign - Tony Webster

US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI

The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.

tornado

7 tornadoes touched down last week in western MN, ND

Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, May 17

72 hours of case data reported over the weekend is included in Tuesday updates.

Stallings surveillance footage - screengrab - crop

City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement

Although a settlement was made, the city will not admit fault or take any responsibility for the incident as part of the agreement with Stallings.

Kayak

2 rescued after kayaks capsize on Sauk River

Recent heavy rainfall produced a strong currents on the water.

covid 19 test

How to order 8 free at-home COVID-19 tests

A third round of free tests is now available from the U.S. government.

4303450641_ec7536c6ea_k

Three new Grandstand shows added for Minnesota State Fair 2022

The Beach Boys and Portugal. The Man are among several acts booked.

St. Louis County

St. Louis County set to declare state of emergency ahead of peak flood levels

Volunteers are urgently needed for sandbagging efforts in a small community near Voyageurs National Park.

Screen Shot 2022-05-16 at 5.03.30 PM

Brothers Bar & Grill closes in downtown Minneapolis

The Midwest chain closed its St. Cloud location in 2018.

Related

Toys R Us to open pop-up shop in Macy's stores, including MOA

Macy's at the Mall of America in Bloomington will be among the 24 Macy's stores across the country to offer a Toys R Us Express-branded department during the upcoming holiday season, according to a company news release. The pop-up toy shops will be open from Oct. 15 to Jan. 15 and offer an assortment of dolls, action figures and puzzles.

Health insurers launch 'pop-up' stores at Twin Cities shopping centers

Health insurance companies in Minnesota are going after retail shoppers by setting up temporary "pop-up" stores and kiosks. The Pioneer Press reports HealthPartners, based in Bloomington, is opening a makeshift store at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka on Thursday. The newspaper notes Eagan-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is also testing the rise of consumerism in health care by teaming up with Walgreens stores around the state. Earlier this month, Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group opened 30 pop-up stores and more than 1,400 kiosks in shopping malls across the country.