Cottagewood Community Foundation

A nonprofit organization

38 donors

Nestled in a small community on Lake Minnetonka, The Cottagewood Community Foundation supports a neighborhood store over a century old. Since 1895, The Cottagewood Store has served its neighbors in many capacities, ranging from dry goods and gasoline to dining, catering, homemade sweets, and most importantly community spirit and family fun. In 1995, the store was closed and the building put up for sale. With a strong desire to maintain what had become a historic neighborhood gathering place, a few concerned citizens banded together to discuss the possibility of the community buying the store. They came up with a plan and arranged an emergency meeting. The neighborhood response was overwhelming! The store was bursting at the seams on that cold February night. Everyone wanted to know what they could do to help. The meeting was a success, as over 135 neighbors pitched in to save the store, thereby preserving both their way of life and a piece of history. Welcome to The Cottagewood Store. This store is supported by contributions as it embodies and embraces a time gone-by. The clock seems to move just a bit more slowly as friends and neighbors stop by. We invite you to sit back with a cup of coffee and soak in that nostalgic feeling.

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Organization name

Cottagewood Community Foundation

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Community Volunteer


DEEPHAVEN, MN 55331-9300