Many different buildings housed our refrigerators, washing machines, etc. through the decades we spent there. After a customer bought something, our guys would just drive the two blocks to the Fairgrounds, load the appliance into the truck bearing our name on its stakes, and deliver it — sometimes beating the customer to his own house, my grandpa, Jim Warner, would brag.
We kept overhead low enough to offer great prices. In exchange, we had to completely clear our stuff out for the State Fair and for the circus (before which my dad remembers hauling appliances out as the elephants walked in — probably when we were in the 4-H Building).
We also shared a building with Steichen’s grocery. Still another building we used across the street lacked a toilet, so the side of the building had to do…sorry!
When we’d return all the inventory hauled from the building to our (then) little single store in Falcon Heights, we barely had space for it, thus creating our annual State Fair Warehouse Sale (a little different from our now EXTREME Warehouse Sale!).
For some years now, we’ve been referring to our history there and our former annual warehouse sale with our “Savings On A Stick” promotion during the Minnesota State Fair.
“Make sure you say they were good to us,” my grandpa said, referring to the State Fairgrounds. He said being able to store our inventory so cheaply probably deserves much credit for keeping us around to today.
We have kitchen and home appliances stores throughout the Twin Cities, but for the last several years we’ve also had an appliance outlet in Minneapolis, right on Nicollet Avenue (2 blocks west of 35W & Diamond Lake Road).
You can still access our same inventory of new household appliances, but the Outlet Center is home to our best discounts for those looking for budget (aka cheap) appliances. It’s not just scratch and dent, but also seasonal merchandise and discontinued models.
Think Warners’ Stellian warehouse sale, all year round.
Next year, we’ll be celebrating our 25th year in the Windom neighborhood at this location. Thanks to everyone who continues to support local, independent businesses like ours!
Not only are they just plain new with style and amenities unavailable elsewhere, they offer unparalleled options for energy efficiency.
From the tour:
All Minnesota new homes are constructed to some of the strictest energy standards in the nation. But some go a step beyond. That’s what our new Energy Efficient Home Tour is all about. The Parade of Homes is showcasing those homes that are proven energy savers, in which the builder has taken an added measure to ensure that they perform to even tighter energy standards.
While some are certified ENERGY STAR®, MN GreenStar, LEED-H, or Wisconsin Green Build, all have been rated by an independent firm to verify that they are, indeed, energy-efficient homes.
And, if you visit an Energy Tour home, pick up a special coupon good at Warners’ Stellian for 10% off Select ENERGY STAR appliances and cooking appliances. Offer good on orders $499.95 through April 30 (restrictions apply). ENERGY STAR appliances use up to 50% less energy and water than standard new appliances, saving you money in the long run even though they usually cost a little bit extra at the time of purchase.
We’ll have thousands of appliance deals on hand for Warners’ Stellian’s (now-famous) Extreme Warehouse Sale, taking place 7 a.m. to 5 :30 p.m. Saturday, March 12 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 13.
Though there’s absolutely no early shopping allowed, I can give you this little preview of the appliance discounts smart shoppers will be snapping up at our St. Paul appliance warehouse (550 Atwater Circle, 1 miles north of I-94 & Dale).