Camden business scoops for August 2012


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Victory’s Image, a new boutique and consignment store, has opened at 2134 North 44th Ave. Owner/manager Aquilla Carlson has her shop filled primarily with trendy women’s clothing, accessories and gift items. Local designer pieces are also sold, including clothing, paintings and music. She’s planning a grand opening for mid-August. Info: 612-298-4939, VictorysImage,

Joe Ives recently founded his new company Ives Home Inspection LLC. He started the company after purchasing his home in the Cleveland neighborhood and found many unwanted and unneeded interior and exterior “surprises.” Through these surprises he underwent extensive research and training to prevent future problems in his home, and aims to help others find and prevent problems in the homes they live in or may buy. He does a thorough interior and exterior inspection of the home, as well as mold and radon testing. He specializes in Northside homes, primarily because this is where he was also raised. Info: 763-291-2512

Bright Water Montessori Schools have moved to the Lind Bohanon Neighborhood. They are now unpacking and operating at 5140 Fremont Ave. N. Bright Water’s staff is very excited about the new space, especially all the natural light. Renovations on the building began in July. Stay tuned for open house dates and the opportunity to tour the new facility. Openings at all levels are still available, so call 612-302-3410 today;

Orneary Rogers, owner of Real Cooks Kitchen Soul Food Restaurant in Crystal, is raising funds to take good eats to Northside streets via The Soul Food Truck on Kickstarter! Real Cooks Kitchen is seeking support in an effort to bring good eats to North Minneapolis streets by way of RCK’s Soul Food Truck. The truck is a 28’ freightliner commercial kitchen equipped to produce the same high quality food provided at their restaurant but at a lower price, making it accessible and affordable to Northsiders. RCK’s Soul Food truck will travel to many Twin Cities’ areas, but will primarily be stationed at 2010 Fremont Ave. N. It will provide North Minneapolis with cuisine, culture and community. Info:,

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