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MINNETONKA — After 37 years, Creative Kidstuff is going out of business.

Roberta Bonoff, the CEO of Creative Kidstuff, made the announcement in a statement Wednesday, April 3, saying Creative Kidstuff is closing its doors on June 30.

“Our mission has always been making play joyful, educational, creative and inspiring. It’s been our pleasure to be part of such a fundamental experience for all families,” Bonoff said.

Creative Kidstuff opened in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis in 1982, and now has six locations in the Twin Cities at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka, Mall of America in Bloomington, the Shops at the West End in St. Louis Park, the Edina Galleria, Upton Avenue in Minneapolis and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

Discounts at Creative Kidstuff stores begin Wednesday, April 3, with Bonoff saying the goal is to complete the liquidation process by June 30.

“We thank all of the families who have given us countless opportunities to watch you grow, learn and play. We know that inspired play will live on in so many ways in the Twin Cities, and we encourage everyone to support their favorite local retailers.

“Thank you for the wonder and imagination over these many years,” Bonoff said.

Melissa Turtinen is the community editor for Lakeshore Weekly News and Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.

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