Shadow Lights Minnesota is an unmistakably witchy new Metaphysical shop in Prior Lake, MN, with statuary, pointy hats, essential oils, stones, incense, wands, candles, and pentagrams on many items. Owned by Kim & John Hinnenkamp they have their own label essential oil blends, bath-salts, and candles.
They advertise themselves as a “Metaphysical and Candle Shop“. Kim makes her own candles. That’s how she said the shop got started, “But we knew we’d need more than just candles.”
Kim moved here from Omaha, where she was involved with The Next Millennium, a huge metaphysical shop known throughout the nation. “Charlie (the owner of the Next Millennium) still helps me out,” she said, crediting him with the idea of using bags with little stars on them, a very nice little extra touch to enhance the shopping experience. She still returns to vend at the Omaha Mystic Fest.
Kim is a solitary kitchen witch who is still establishing herself in the local community, but she and her husband saw a need for a metaphysical shop south of the cities. John pointed out, “Not everyone wants to drive to Minneapolis.” If there’s one thing this area has in abundance, it’s a wonderful Pagan community. “We know there’s a good base down here.”
For now they have one Tarot reader, but they want more. Annie Zimbel is available in the store Wednesdays from 1pm to 5pm, and it’s best to call first for reservations.
They want to provide more, but John pointed out, “At this point our main focus is just keeping the lights on and the door open.” They are approaching the business cautiously, and grow as they are able. They had an on-line store for 18 months before opening the physical store, allowing them to build inventory, a customer base, and a sense of the business.
Shadow Lights Minnesota is open Tuesday through Friday 10am to 6pm, and Saturday 11am to 5pm, 4775 Dakota St SE , Prior Lake , MN , 55372 around the corner from CarQuest off of HWY 13. 952-261-8784