Tin Bins

www.tinbinscafe.com/Tin Bins, located in the historic, newly renovated, Commander building, was recommended by Emily as a favorite in Stillwater. I am a huge fan of anything Stillwater and let me tell you, it was a hit. Located just off the St. Croix River, it has a beautiful deck / patio, an in house bakery, gourmet coffee and bistro food, AND live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Its an easy stroll down the boardwalk or for the more adventurous types, its only a block from the historic staircase that gives you a panoramic view of riverside Stillwater. Let me give you a little history about the place: The original grain elevator was built in 1898 by the Woodward Elevator Company and was located at the corner of Main and Nelson Streets. In order to make room for a new flour milling facility, they decided to relocate the grain elevator in 1904, utilizing horses and the giant logs that the valley was so known for during the lumberjack era. In 1919, the Commander Company purchased the elevator and the name “Commander” has stuck with the grain elevator ever since, even though the Commander Company sold it in 1961. It’s now owned by Sherri Hopfe and Mike McGuire, the owners of the Dock Café.

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