Downtown Winsted
Dollar General opened a new store on 6th Street in Winsted Aug. 29, 2014.


Save time – shop local

For day-to-day shopping needs, one doesn’t need to go far. Groceries, household items, auto body repair, financial planning services, dining, hair care, and more are just a minute away.

Local retailers are promoted by the Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce through a variety of initiatives, including Winsted Bucks, which can be used like cash at local businesses. Purchasing Winsted Bucks for employees, friends, and family members is an effective way to retain spending within the community. Orders can be sent to

Groceries and gifts

Need a few ingredients for that new recipe? Glenn’s SuperValu (located at 491 Main Ave. W.) is a full-service grocery store with a wide selection of fresh produce, meats, dairy, frozen goods, and more. The store even offers complimentary bagging and carry-out to customers’ vehicles.

Household shopping is also simple when shopping local. A new Dollar General store was constructed on 6th Street in 2014. The small-box retailer offers supplies for beauty, pets, baby, cleaning, food, and more.

Downtown, Keaveny Drug is a full-service pharmacy that carries Hallmark cards, scented candles, and other gift lines, as well as a wide range of healthcare products. Crazi Flowers and Events (which is relocating to the old city hall building downtown), is a fun place to go for flowers, balloons, and tux rentals, while Copper Creek Pottery, a local online pottery shop (, offers handmade functional and decorative items.

Professional services

Full-service banking, financial management, insurance and investment services, and legal advice are all available in Winsted. There are also beauty salons, health care services, and dentist offices nearby.

For professional portraits, make an appointment at Duran’s Photography or Laxen Photography, both in Winsted. The framing can be done at Oak Tree Gallery, off of McLeod County Road 5 southwest of town. For printing and signs, stop at Herald Journal Printing and Herald Journal Sign & Graphics, located at 120 6th St. N. For gun repair, hunting/fishing licenses, and hunting supplies, try Habisch Outdoors along McLeod County Road 1.

All-inclusive vehicle care is also available in Winsted, such as auto body, repair and parts, custom vehicle and conversions, and gas and fuel. In 2012, NAPA Auto Parts upgraded to a larger building with more visibility on McLeod County Road 1.

Tasty treats

Pizza, ice cream, coffee, chicken . . . if you’re in the mood to eat out, try one of Winsted’s appetizing dining establishments.

Casey’s General Store, which offers pizza, subs, donuts, and more, opened a new building at 240 6th St. N. in December 2012. Subway and Hussong’s Liquor (both located at 132 6th St. N) are also popular establishments in Winsted. Downtown Winsted, homestyle meals are available at V’s Grill and The Pantry. Crazi Cakes and Coffee offers cake decorating, an array of desserts made from scratch, soups, sandwiches, and other treats. Crazi plans to reopen in a new downtown location in the spring of 2015.

Carlson’s Orchard, Bakery and Restaurant (a few miles west of Winsted on Montgomery Avenue) is open August through November for lunch, apples, baked goods, homemade soups, and jams. On Third Street South, The Blue Note Restaurant and the Blue Note Bar and Ballroom offer dining, catering, on- and off-sale liquor, and a banquet facility. Other entertainment-focused restaurant options include Keg’s Bar and The Corner Bar (both on First Street North) with live bands, karaoke, and special events throughout the year.