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;[[Sears_Building%2C_900_E_Lake_Street%2C_Minneapolis%2C_MN|Sears Building]] : In the '60 and 70's my mother, raised in the Depression, was one of those women who would drive 10 miles to save 5 cents on a can of beans. So even though she was a St. Paulite, it wasn't unusual for her to cross the river to Kaplan's on Franklin Ave. or to Sears on Lake Street to buy clothes at a discount price. I remember driving up to Sears and thinking we had reached the Emerald City because of the green neon sign and the building that loomed up to the clouds.  With 5 small children in tow, my mother would navigate the sale racks and swat us when we knocked them over in our game of hide 'n seek.<br />I ate lunch in the Midtown Global Market recently.  I could still remember where the dress department was situated.<br /> I miss the green neon sign.<br />''... Ruby Rose Wilson, St. Paul''
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;[[Schatzlein%27s_Saddle_Shop%2C_413_W_Lake_St%2C_Minneapolis%2C_MN|Schatzlein's Saddle Shop]] : I went into Schatzlein's in the summer of 2003 to just look around. Immediately I spotted a glorious red cowboy shirt with gold musical notes sewn into the shoulders. I was tempted to buy it immediately, but put off doing so for almost a week, until I couldn't resist. Along with it I bought a large white ten-gallon hat and brown cowboy boots. Within six months I had taught myself how to twirl a pistol and yodel, and by the following Christmas I had developed a singing cowboy act that I debuted at the Blue Barn Theatre in Omaha, Neb. A lesson that just wandering into a business on Lake Street can transform your life.
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- Max Sparber, Minneapolis <br />''
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Share a memory or story about a place along Lake Street.

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Schatzlein's Saddle Shop 
I went into Schatzlein's in the summer of 2003 to just look around. Immediately I spotted a glorious red cowboy shirt with gold musical notes sewn into the shoulders. I was tempted to buy it immediately, but put off doing so for almost a week, until I couldn't resist. Along with it I bought a large white ten-gallon hat and brown cowboy boots. Within six months I had taught myself how to twirl a pistol and yodel, and by the following Christmas I had developed a singing cowboy act that I debuted at the Blue Barn Theatre in Omaha, Neb. A lesson that just wandering into a business on Lake Street can transform your life.

- Max Sparber, Minneapolis

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