LX Medical's weight loss program has helped numerous patients achieve their weight loss goals, live a healthy life, and enjoy total well-being for years. At LX Medical, we believe that weight loss shouldn't be centered around a one-size-fits-all mentality. Our doctors and practitioners create custom weight loss programs that are tailored to your unique body, rather than creating plans based off of someone matching your age or weight. With our team's support, you can achieve real results and start living life without the extra pounds.
That's important in the modern world, where maintaining good health and fitness has become more important than ever. Research has shown that viruses and diseases are more likely to affect people who are overweight and unhealthy. Unfortunately, there are many "miracle" supplements and unhealthy diet plans that mislead people into thinking that weight loss is not beneficial. Furthermore, weight loss "experts" often offer unstructured and unsupervised programs that do more harm than good.
At LX Medical, we prioritize the well-being of our patients when it comes to weight loss. Our approach is patient-centric, focusing on personalized treatments. Our doctors first evaluate your lifestyle habits, and we work with you to replace negative patterns with positive, personalized lifestyle changes. This is crucial for achieving optimal wellness and weight loss. Benefits of losing weight include:
However, losing weight is only the beginning. To keep weight off permanently, adopting a healthy, active lifestyle is essential. At LX Medical, we help you achieve this by implementing manageable, positive lifestyle changes that jumpstart your weight loss journey. By making healthy behaviors a part of your daily routine, you can achieve your weight loss goals and become the best version of yourself.
One of the most successful treatments we offer to help patients shed pounds safely is peptide therapy for weight loss in Stillwater, MN. In fact, peptides for weight loss, such as semaglutide (also known as Ozempic and Wegovy, MOTS-C,) and AOD-9604, have been proven to be effective and have helped countless men and women live life at a healthy weight.
Consisting of amino acids, peptides help regulate the biological processes and functions in your body. As the building blocks of protein, they are crucial for your overall health. Unfortunately, however, many men and women suffer from peptide deficiency. Peptide therapy gives your body the peptides it needs, improving your ability to:
Peptide therapy is often used alongside other treatment plans from LX Medical, such as our custom weight loss plans. That's where peptides like semaglutide and AOD-9604 come into play.
Peptide therapy is often used to boost hormones and support our total well-being. Different types of peptides can target different areas of our health. For example, some collagen peptide supplements can help make our skin, hair, and gut healthier. Other peptides, like semaglutide and AOD-9604, can help facilitate healthy weight loss.
Peptide therapy works in a different way than vitamin supplements. When we take a multivitamin for our hair, skin, and nails, our body must absorb the nutrients. But sometimes, our body can't absorb all the nutrients, so they just leave our body through our urine. Peptides, on the other hand, are part of the proteins in our bodies, making them easier to benefit from and absorb.
But what about peptide therapy for weight loss? The truth is there are various peptides that have different effects, including some that facilitate weight loss. However, weight loss is a nuanced process that involves multiple factors such as diet, exercise, age, genetics, and lifestyle. While peptides can assist you in achieving your weight loss goals, they are most effective when combined with improvements like a healthier diet, more frequent exercise, and better life choices. If you've tried various weight loss plans and diets, but haven't had any success, peptides like semaglutide and ADO-9604 may be the extra boost you need to experience true weight loss.
A recent study in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism found that people who used peptides in conjunction with a weight loss plan experienced incredible results. More specifically, patients reported a 14% reduction in body fat on average. Two of the most popular peptides for weight loss also happen to be FDA-approved and, when appropriate, part of your weight loss journey with LX Medical.
Those peptides are semaglutide and AOD-9604 and are touted for their therapeutic benefits and long-term safety profile. If you're looking for a little extra help to lose weight and keep it off for good, peptide therapy for weight loss could be for you.
Looking to shed some pounds and keep them off for good? Diet and exercise are crucial, but for busy adults and parents, sticking to a routine is easier said than done. If you need extra help losing weight, consider semaglutide. This injection, approved by the FDA for diabetes and obesity, can stimulate GLP-1 receptors in the brain to aid in quicker weight loss and long-term health.
Semaglutide works in several ways. First, it acts as glucagon in your body, which helps tell your brain that you're full and don't need to eat anymore. Secondly, it slows down the time it takes for food to transit out of your stomach. This process reduces unnecessary eating and snacking throughout the day. Perhaps more importantly, it reduces glucose spikes after you eat, which causes a litany of issues like inflammation.
Semaglutide also helps your pancreas secrete insulin while making you insulin sensitive. This regulates glucose levels in your body and how your body metabolizes that glucose. Additionally, by reducing inflammation in your body, you benefit from powerful anti-aging and longevity properties.
When combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, semaglutide can provide:
Unlike other weight loss clinics, at LX Medical, you can enjoy the benefits of semaglutide from the comfort of your office or home. Injections are administered once a week. Once you've met your weight loss goals, you can reduce your intake to a minimum dose for additional positive effects like ongoing weight management. You can also quit taking semaglutide entirely. If you opt to stop, our medical weight loss team can chat with you about other types of peptide therapy for weight loss in Stillwater, MN.
This peptide, which is often used in conjunction with semaglutide regimens, stimulates the breakdown of fat while inhibiting lipogenesis and supporting your tendons and cartilage. It has grown in popularity because of its ability to boost your metabolism, which helps burn fat. What's great about AOD-9604 is that it stimulates the pituitary gland but does not affect tissue growth or blood sugar. Perhaps most impressive is that this peptide can burn fat without you feeling the need to overeat as a result.
In fact, AOD-9604 activates your body's fat-burning processes using its own unique mechanism without needing an HGH receptor. It also releases obese fat cells and reduces new fat cell accumulation. One of the most notable benefits of AOD-9604 is its ability to regulate blood sugar and manage insulin levels, which can lead to reduced inflammation and weight loss. Additionally, AOD-9604 can aid in building muscle, similar to growth hormones. Its benefits extend beyond fat loss, as it contains regenerative properties that may be beneficial for individuals with various conditions, such as:
With the ability to reduce fat that is stored in your abdominal region, this weight-loss peptide is very popular for older people with stubborn belly fat. It is also often used by people who have tried other diets and weight loss plans but had little or no success.
At LX Medical, our doctors offer a range of peptide therapies for your health and well-being. Peptides like semaglutide and AOD-9604 are often used as part of a comprehensive peptide therapy plan, crafted by LX Medical specialists for your body. If you're interested in losing weight, gut health peptides like BPC-157, Thymulosin Alpha, Thymulosin Beta, and GHK-Cu can be incredibly beneficial along your weight loss journey.
This naturally occurring peptide, sometimes called the "Body Protection Compound," is secreted in your gut and helps repair its lining. It works by helping your body be in a constant state of restoration and repair, providing powerful anti-inflammatory effects. This process helps with issues like:
When it comes to losing weight, BPC-157 is often included in peptide therapy for weight loss in Stillwater, MN, because it can help reduce pain and inflammation resulting from new or increased exercise efforts. As noted previously, exercise and diet are key in long-term weight loss, and BPC-157 can make those efforts easier.
This peptide is injected once a day, with courses ranging from 30 to 60 days. After you finish the injection course, consider BPC-157 oral supplements to maintain its benefits.
Thymosin Alpha-1 is a powerful immune system modulator that helps you resist infections, illnesses, and disease. By naturally stimulating T cells to locate and eliminate viruses, bacteria, and even tumor cells, this peptide prompts your body to respond to these invasive organisms, making your immune system naturally stronger and more effective.
Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Thymosin Alpha-1 in regulating immunity and inflammation related to rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and other conditions. Recent clinical studies have also shown promising results in using this peptide to fight lung, colon, breast, and other types of cancer. By reducing inflammation in your body and enhancing your immune system, you can optimize your body as you lose weight with the help of LX Medical.
Patients inject this peptide every day for two weeks and then continue three times a week for 2.5 months.
Thymosin Beta-4 is a peptide consisting of 43 amino acids that is known to promote healing in the body and has anti-inflammatory properties. It occurs naturally in higher concentrations at injury sites and is a water-soluble protein that can regulate cell migration to a site. It is also very good at repairing tissue damage. The substance is not only beneficial for wound healing and skin repair but can also aid in the repair of the brain, spinal cord, and heart. Medical professionals consider Thymosin Beta-4 to be a safe and potent substance in both its natural and synthetic forms.
Like its Alpha counterpart, this peptide can be beneficial for individuals undergoing weight loss, and can help reduce the inflammation and pain associated with exercising and more.
Patients inject this peptide every day for two weeks and then continue three times a week for 2.5 months.
Research suggests that GHK-CU functions as a feedback signal when tissue damage occurs. This peptide is effective in shielding damaged tissue, reducing inflammation, and replacing scarred tissue with healthy tissue. Although further research is necessary to determine its effectiveness on a larger scale, GHK-CU has already been proven to play a role in wound healing and inflammation reduction. Like other peptides for weight loss in Stillwater, MN, GHK-Cu supports your gut health and weight loss efforts by lowering inflammation in your body, which often happens from changes to your diet or exercise regimens.
Patients should take this peptide for 20-30 days, especially when used for wound healing or as part of a more robust peptide therapy package.
At LX Medical, we're proud to make better care possible.
We are a physician-led team of doctors, nurses, and health experts, advised by a panel of top healthcare leaders who are revolutionizing the power of house calls. In fact, all of our peptides for weight loss in Stillwater, MN, can be applied in your home or office without having to wait in long lines or uncomfortable waiting rooms.
We offer exceptionally robust and personalized weight loss plans for patients who can't seem to lose extra weight. To do so, we use innovative weight loss medications such as semaglutide and AOD-9604. To supplement our patient's success, we bring with us advanced diagnostic technology, IV fluids, and medications, with access to outpatient imaging and lab centers. Unlike some weight loss centers, we only staff highly-trained medical professionals and advanced practice providers with experience and compassion.
Are you sick and tired of the way that you look and feel every day? Is your health getting out of control? Are you ready to break out of your cage and lose weight the right way? If you're ready to begin your journey to weight loss success, our team is here to guide you along the way. Contact LX Medical today to get started.
Stillwater’s Main Street will soon be getting some national exposure.On July 3, “Good Morning America” plans to broadcast live from Stillwater’s Main Street as part of its “Main Street USA” series this summer. Stillwater will be the first city highlighted in the weeklong series, which will profile “some of America’s most iconic main streets,” a spokesman for “Good Morning America” said.Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan won’t be making...
Stillwater’s Main Street will soon be getting some national exposure.
On July 3, “Good Morning America” plans to broadcast live from Stillwater’s Main Street as part of its “Main Street USA” series this summer. Stillwater will be the first city highlighted in the weeklong series, which will profile “some of America’s most iconic main streets,” a spokesman for “Good Morning America” said.
Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan won’t be making the trip, but ABC News correspondent Alex Perez will be broadcasting live. Perez, who has been with ABC since 2012, also appears regularly on “World News Tonight,” “Nightline” and “20/20.”
“We’re really excited to host,” said Mayor Ted Kozlowski. “I like showing off our town. It’s a great chance to showcase downtown Stillwater. All of our business owners are putting up flags and spiffing their places up so we can show everyone how cool we are.”
“Good Morning America” producers have been spotted making the rounds in Minnesota’s birthplace over the past few weeks, but it wasn’t clear Friday what businesses will be highlighted. Will they get a haircut at Prohibition Barbers? Drink a latte at The Daily Grind? Get a knitting lesson at Darn Knit Anyway?
One featured location will be the city’s newest outdoor art gallery called Union Art Alley, located between the 100 block of North Main and North Second streets, Kozlowski said.
The show’s “Main Street USA” segment will air during the show’s second hour, which starts at 8 a.m. CST. The show is broadcast locally on KSTP-TV.
People who want to attend the taping of the show are asked to arrive in downtown Stillwater by 6:30 a.m.; the tentative broadcast location is the intersection of Main and Commercial streets.
“We would love for lots of people to show up,” said Kozlowski, who is scheduled to be interviewed live. “I’m super excited to see a whole bunch of happy people in downtown at 6:30 a.m. on a Monday.”
On a more serious note, Kozlowski said, the national exposure will be a boon.
“It’s really nice to have a wildly popular TV program acknowledge how awesome our town is,” he said. “It’s cool that millions of people are going to see our historic, vibrant and diverse Main Street.”
It’s been 21 years since “Good Morning America” was in Stillwater. On April 30, 2002, the show’s then-hosts Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson came to town and broadcast live from the Lowell Park Gazebo and the Main Street Cafe.
“Good Morning America” producers say they are excited to be kicking off the show’s “Main Street USA” series in Stillwater.
“We’re headed to the Main Streets across this country that put the ‘A’ in ‘GMA,'” said Simone Swink, the show’s executive producer. “We look forward to showcasing the people, businesses and stories in each community.”
Call this a “making lemonade out of lemons” story: In Stillwater, Minn,. on the St. Croix River, a two-and-a-half block section of Main Street is closed for the next two months for construction.Normally, you would expect a fair bit of grumbling from business owners and townspeople about the inconvenience. Instead, the local businesses are coming together to throw a dance party.Cory Buettner is the owner of Leo’s Malt Shop, which is right in the midst of the closed intersection, and organizer of the Old Fashion...
Call this a “making lemonade out of lemons” story: In Stillwater, Minn,. on the St. Croix River, a two-and-a-half block section of Main Street is closed for the next two months for construction.
Normally, you would expect a fair bit of grumbling from business owners and townspeople about the inconvenience. Instead, the local businesses are coming together to throw a dance party.
Cory Buettner is the owner of Leo’s Malt Shop, which is right in the midst of the closed intersection, and organizer of the Old Fashioned Street Dance happening Saturday.
He joined MPR News host Cathy Wurzer to talk about the event.
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INTERVIEWER: Well, I think you should call this making lemonade out of lemons. In Stillwater, which is on the Saint Croix River, 2 and 1/2 block section of main street is closed right now for the next two months for construction. Now normally, you would expect a fair bit of grumbling from business owners and townspeople about the inconvenience. Instead, the local businesses are coming together to throw a dance party.
Cory Buettner is the owner of Leo's Malt Shop that's right in the midst of the closed intersection in downtown Stillwater. He's the organizer of the old-fashioned street dance, which is happening this Saturday. Hey, Cory. Are you with me?
CORY BUETTNER: I am. Thank you for having me.
INTERVIEWER: Oh, I'm glad you're with me. Thank you. I understand that the street dance was inspired by an old photo.
CORY BUETTNER: That's right. I was just flicking through Facebook about a month ago, actually less than a month ago. And I came across an image of a 1901 street dance.
And the next day, I was in a meeting. And they were talking about the detour. And the construction person was describing what the detour was going to look like.
And I raised my hand, and I said, is there going to be any construction in this area? And it happened to be the exact area where this picture was taken. And I started getting-- the wheels started turning right then. And I connected with the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. Robin Anthony is the Director there.
And then, she connected me with other businesses and the mayor, and the city staff joined in. And I think it was two weeks after that, we got permission from Mindat to host a party. So we're going to do it. We're going to-- like you said. We're going to make lemonade out of lemons.
INTERVIEWER: I love that. So all this came together really fast. Good for you.
CORY BUETTNER: Yes. It's been tremendous. We've had-- a lot of the local businesses have stepped up. Local restaurant owners.
We've got a big team working on it in the city, like I said, has been super cooperative and really being very positive, and saying, yes, let's highlight the fact that-- the impetus for this event was to basically celebrate that Stillwater is open, even though the road is closed. And that was really the impetus to get the word out that we're open. And part of the reason why we turned it around so fast is because the road is going to be closed for two months. So let's let people know right now that even though there's a detour, all the restaurants, all the shops, all the activities that people know and love in Stillwater are open for business. And we're so open that we're going to celebrate by having a street dance, just like they did in 1901.
INTERVIEWER: How's it been in Stillwater with the road detour?
CORY BUETTNER: I've talked to quite a few businesses, and there's some days like today. My front door is not accessible. So we-- the-- our restaurant is closed in the dining room. But our back patio is open. So we've just come to adjust and pivot, and do the best we can.
And I would say that's very similar to the other restaurants, and shops in town, is that it's an inconvenience. But there's also some bright spots to it. Usually, main street is-- it's Highway 95. And it's full of commuter traffic or dump trucks, or just a lot of traffic coming through town.
And now, with the detour, a lot of that traffic is pushed out onto other major roads. And Stillwater is a little more slow. A little more slow-paced, I should say. And it's a little bit more pleasant to be downtown.
INTERVIEWER: I'm betting that my friend Brent Peterson, who's the Head of the Washington County Historical Society, is happy, happy, happy that you found a historic photo to use for this. Are you going to-- I'm hoping you're going to recreate the original photo because that would be cool.
CORY BUETTNER: Yes. So we're going to-- we have an actual-- I was up on the rooftop yesterday and getting the exact angle set. So our official photographer can go up onto the roof and take the picture.
We're having the dance starts at noon, and it goes until 10:00 PM. And I think we're going to be taking pictures throughout the day. But specifically at noon, two, four, six, eight, and then, 10:00 PM, and just follow the day as it goes from the same angle of that picture. And if your listeners haven't seen that photograph, they should go to greaterstillwaterchambers.com. And there's a picture there.
And it's also on some other news outlets. The high-resolution picture is just really fun to zoom in on the outfits that people are wearing. Everyone-- if someone can look at that photo and find someone not wearing a hat, or a head cover, I'll give them a free malt at my malt shop, because I've been looking and looking and looking. And there is-- everyone's wearing a hat. Even the little baby's wearing a bonnet.
INTERVIEWER: So I think we've got that photo on our website mprnews.org. Hey, Cory. I wish you all well. Have a great time on Saturday.
CORY BUETTNER: Thank you so much. Come out and see us. And thank you for having me on. It's been a pleasure.
INTERVIEWER: Absolutely Corey Buettner is the owner of Leo's Malt Shop. He's the organizer of the old-fashioned street dance in Stillwater this coming Saturday.
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Gutting a home and starting from scratch is a big feat for anyone, but for Colleen Doran it was an exciting opportunity to design a home for her and her husband exactly how she imagined.She focused on making the 6,325-square-foot home on the edge of downtown Stillwater more cohesive, adding luxurious updates while preserving the historical home's character. The earliest tax record for the house is 1878 and is listed as the year the house was built. However, local historians believe it was built as early as 1858.At one point in ...
Gutting a home and starting from scratch is a big feat for anyone, but for Colleen Doran it was an exciting opportunity to design a home for her and her husband exactly how she imagined.
She focused on making the 6,325-square-foot home on the edge of downtown Stillwater more cohesive, adding luxurious updates while preserving the historical home's character. The earliest tax record for the house is 1878 and is listed as the year the house was built. However, local historians believe it was built as early as 1858.
At one point in the house's history, it became two homes with the front part leased out. The spaces lacked flow when the couple moved in 2½ years ago.
They knocked down walls, took out one of two staircases and connected the second-level living areas, she said. The renovations opened up the space.
Now, views of the lush green St. Croix River Valley can be enjoyed from several places throughout the North Hill neighborhood home, just steps away from Pioneer Park. There are also views of the historic Stillwater Lift Bridge, the St. Croix Crossing bridge and nearby marina.
"It's great to be able to stand here in the middle of so many rooms and spaces and feel the flow and movement," Doran said. "Standing here I can see [outside in] all four directions, the trees, flowers and water. It's a remarkable space to be in."
The home has been renovated many times. Doran had loved remodeling her previous houses and was up to the challenge.
In the foyer, she designed a compass with black and silver tiles. "This house sits on the lot at exactly due north. You walk in and you're at exactly north and I wanted to honor that," she said. "I know someone who built it was careful to have the [entryway] point north."
Many of the walls and ceilings were torn out, replaced and reinsulated. The couple added steel beams to ensure that the structure would hold together, now that the two homes were joined into one.
But with all the improvements, Doran and Smith made sure that the new materials they introduced would complement the home's historic nature. For example, new millwork was careful to match existing door frames and wallboards.
They also updated the home for modern-day living. That's especially evident in the kitchen, which is now fit for a chef. There are two of just about every appliance: refrigerators, sinks, ovens and even dishwashers.
"My husband is a chef; he's worked in so many kitchens. He said no matter where he goes he's going to build his kitchens exactly like this," she said. "It's so easy to cook in and to plate everything up and send it out."
On the move
Now, although it's bittersweet, the couple have decided to say goodbye to their five-bedroom, seven-bath home. With their children and grandchildren in Minneapolis, the couple want to move closer to them.
Listing agent Abby Dean said the place is a "storybook" property with the perfect blend of modern and historic.
"The owners did a tremendous job redesigning and renovating the home to the highest level and luxury," Dean said. "It has spacious and gracious living spaces that flow beautifully for entertaining and everyday enjoyment."
In addition, she said, the sprawling property is one of the largest lots near downtown Stillwater, consisting of 1.7 acres that include breathtaking gardens and private woods.
Numerous outdoor spaces provide an ideal setting for entertaining many guests — Doran hosted her daughter's wedding reception. Outdoor features include a large fire pit, a seating area near a small natural waterfall and a hidden fairy-like garden that has a one-room treehouse. Then there's the dry stack limestone walls that line the property, giving it flair, Doran said.
Doran said she can't take credit for all of the landscaping. Much of it was built upon over the years by previous owners. She believes 150 of the 200 plants were planted in the past 50 to 75 years.
There are also beautiful lilies in at least 15 colors. "We have tiger lilies — bright pink and yellow ones," Doran said. "The other day we saw these pale pink ones with red dots."
Abby Dean (Abby.Dean@cbburnet.com; 651-430-2100) of Coldwell Banker Realty has the $1.9 million listing.
Correction: Previous versions of this story misidentified the year the home was built.
‘Good Morning America’ surprised a Stillwater business owner and community booster during a live, national broadcast on Monday morning.The ABC morning show kicked off a weeklong series — highlighting some of the most iconic Main Streets across the country — with its stop in th...
‘Good Morning America’ surprised a Stillwater business owner and community booster during a live, national broadcast on Monday morning.
The ABC morning show kicked off a weeklong series — highlighting some of the most iconic Main Streets across the country — with its stop in the Washington County river town.
Residents from across Minnesota poured into downtown Stillwater early Monday, carrying signs saying “Mainstreet U.S.A,” “This is our home” and “We heart MN!”
GMA hosts Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Michael Strahan weren’t in attendance, but ABC News correspondent Alex Perez was broadcasting live from downtown Stillwater.
“Stillwater, Minnesota has one of the most amazing, beautiful main streets across America,” Perez said, “You’ve been here once or a million times, it always feels like home.”
What happened next on Main Street in Stillwater came as an apparent surprise to viewers and attendees.
Perez turned to the crowd and asked for Sara Jespersen, owner of the Lumberjack and Mad Capper in downtown Stillwater, to come forward.
“Sara Jespersen makes everyone feel welcome,” a video montage began.
The video showed murals around Stillwater that Jespersen organized in an effort to beautify the town as well as photos from a snow sculpting competition she started to help energize Stillwater’s economy during the pandemic.
“Thank you for all you’ve done for this community for so many people, and the legacy you’re leaving is amazing,” Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Robin Anthony-Evenson said.
As the video montage ended, the crowd began cheering and chanting, “Sara, Sara, Sara!”
“I never don’t have words,” Jespersen told Perez, “but I don’t have words — I’m really overwhelmed! There’s so many people here that are so wonderful, I’m very touched.”
Later, Jepsersen told the Pioneer Press she fell in love with Stillwater when she moved to the “birthplace of Minnesota” a decade ago ago because it reminded her of the close-knit community in her hometown of Hibbing, Minn.
She said she first got involved by helping shovel the stairs that connect the upper part of Stillwater to Main Street closer to the St. Croix River.
“Every little thing I did just encouraged me to do more,” she said.
Jespersen received an honorary plaque which will hang at the Stillwater Union Art Alley commemorating her contributions to the town. Jespersen worked with ArtReach St. Croix to create the Union Art Alley in a rundown corner of Stillwater. The space, which used to be filled with trash, is now a popular hang out spot showcasing murals by local artists.
“Union Alley has been three years in the making,” Jespersen said. Her advice to individuals hoping to better their communities is to reach out to good partners and keep up a “little engine that could” attitude.
Mayor Ted Kozlowksi came forward and proclaimed today “Sara Jespersen Day” in the city of Stillwater.
Perez also took time to praise the city of Stillwater itself.
“With an historic Main Street, home to more than a hundred local businesses, from veteran-owned barber shops to exhilarating axe-throwing, the restaurants and shops along Main Street make Stillwater a family-friendly destination year-round,” he reported.
The video featured Joe Ehlenz, co-owner of the Stillwater Proper, a restaurant, bar and distillery; Chris Pomeleo, the owner of Prohibition Barbers; Cory Buettner, owner of Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop; and Adam Turner, a Union Art Alley muralist.
“These are the people that make this town, I just get to be a part of it,” Jespersen said, beaming, “It’s a vibrant place to be, an amazing community to live in, and we’re all so proud. Every single person contributes to its success. All these small business owners and community members — they’re parts of our heart.”
Perez seemed impressed.
“Maybe we should plan a road trip around here,” he said, sending the broadcast back to the studio in New York.
GMA’s next Main Street USA feature will take place on Tuesday in Chestnut Hill, Pa., followed by Chagrin Falls, Ohio on Wednesday; McKinney, Texas on Thursday; and Disney World in Orlando, Florida, on Friday.
As soon as Cory Buettner saw the black-and-white photograph of a street dance on Main Street in downtown Stillwater posted on Facebook, he knew he wanted to recreate the scene this summer.The photo, taken by Stillwater photographer Frederick Holcombe in 1901, shows hundreds of people dancing to a big band in the middle of the street.With Main Street closed from Myrtle Street to Olive Street for the next two months, Buettner, owner of Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop, thought this would be the perfect time for a modern take on ...
As soon as Cory Buettner saw the black-and-white photograph of a street dance on Main Street in downtown Stillwater posted on Facebook, he knew he wanted to recreate the scene this summer.
The photo, taken by Stillwater photographer Frederick Holcombe in 1901, shows hundreds of people dancing to a big band in the middle of the street.
With Main Street closed from Myrtle Street to Olive Street for the next two months, Buettner, owner of Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop, thought this would be the perfect time for a modern take on the historic event.
On Friday, city and Minnesota Department of Transportation officials signed off on his plans for an old-fashioned street dance on Saturday, Aug. 5, with music from noon to 10 p.m.
“When life gives you orange cones and orange detour signs, make orange juice,” Buettner said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a dance like this here on Main Street.”
Crews are working on finishing the new $3.6 million Chestnut Street Plaza, and traffic is detoured around the area. Downtown retail shops and restaurants are open “even though a part of Main Street is closed,” Buettner said. “It’s actually a really nice time to visit downtown Stillwater. It’s more peaceful since we don’t have Highway 95 traffic now.”
Buettner said he came up with the idea of hosting a street dance on Main Street after seeing Holcombe’s photo posted on the Stillwater Public Library’s Facebook page on July 6.
Dances on Main Street were a major part of the Stillwater Street Fair, which was held every year from 1898 to about 1903, said Brent Peterson, executive director of the Washington County Historical Society. “At least one was held in September,” he said. “I don’t know why they stopped.”
The Holcombe photo from 1901 shows attendees and band members dressed in their Sunday best — complete with hats. “Everyone dressed up back then,” Peterson said. “They dressed up for everything.”
Buettner said he hopes attendees of this year’s street dance will come suitably attired. Prizes will be awarded to “best dressed, fanciest hat, etc.,” he said.
“The photo shows a big ‘Dance Here’ sign, and we hope to have one like that,” he said. “The bottom line is Stillwater is open, and together we make the best of any situation.”