Twenty-six years ago, Marie Denicola decided to put her passions and expertise into play and created an in-home boutique. Denicola's business expanded into more than she ever thought and after being featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, things were never the same. Fast forward to 2017, there are now more than 70 franchise locations nationwide and almost one-third of them in Minnesota alone. A personal friend of Denicola, Deb Terlizzi is the owner of two of these shops: Mainstream Boutique-Woodbury and Mainstream Boutique-Mendota Heights.
The Woodbury community is bustling with business and there surely is no shortage of restaurants. In a community packed with so many dining options, to be a standout joint you must bring something unique to the table. Moody Arafa, owner of Ze's Diner in Woodbury, certainly does just that.
Minnesota has a thriving theater community and Woodbury has contributed to that, boasting an impressive local scene that all began with the Woodbury Community Theatre. Like many of the flourishing community organizations, the Woodbury Community Theatre was created by a small group of likeminded people with a little idea and a lot of passion.