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Our Story

Founded in 1995, Avant Garden is located in Anoka, Minnesota, a historic Mississippi River town just north of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Independently owned and operated by Jennifer and Brian Hill.

Nestled between the scenic Rum and Mississippi Rivers. Downtown Anoka offers a variety of locally-owned shops and restaurants, all within walking distance.  


Just 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, come experience the charming, friendly atmosphere, fabulous coffee and other menu items Avant has to offer.  

Anoka’s charm is undeniable. A premiere shopping  destination with some of the most progressive and unique shops that the Twin Cities metro area has to offer. Our community of diverse local merchants is here to serve you, offering antique shops, clothing and gift boutiques, furniture, art galleries and home décor. Our classic and historic riverfront town of Anoka is located just 20 minutes north of Minneapolis and St. Paul on highways 10 or 169.





We are proud members of the Discover Anoka Merchant's Association, which promotes commercial advancements to the Anoka area. For more information on Anoka, visit Discover Anoka.


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