Kondos Outdoors was born in Ely, MN in 1980 out of a need of the outfitters to have gear that could withstand the rigors of being on trail all season long. With a roll of fabric, some thread, and the determination of crafting the best gear, began the course for the next 40 years.
Since then with our own experiences on trail and the constant input from guides and mushers, we have created a line of no-frills, but everything you need gear for mushing across the snowy tundra or venturing into the wilderness.
Raven Productions Inc. is an independent publisher in Ely, Minnesota. Our mission is to encourage children and grown-ups to explore, enjoy, and protect the natural world and share experiences with one another through story-telling, writing, and art.
Raven Productions was established in 1995 with the production of The Ely Summer Times, a small magazine with articles about the Ely area, its people and history, a calendar of events, and all the information needed for tourists and residents to make the most of their visit or life in Ely. The Times became popular enough to expand to two editions per year in 1997. We added the Boundary Waters & Quetico Calendar in 1999, and published our first book in 2003. We now publish several books each year and distribute a few carefully select titles from other publishers.
We support our local economy, keeping our business expenditures as close to northern Minnesota as possible and dealing with other small, independent businesses. Nearly all our printing is done in Minnesota.
Our books are made with sturdy, high quality paper for durability. Our paperbacks are perfect bound and our hardcover books have library quality binding. We believe books are meant to be handed down from one generation to another, so we build ours to last.
Ely Drop and Shop is a locally owned thrift store dedicated to serving our community by raising money through our store to help local groups, clubs, and organizations reach short term goals. We believe that together we can help our community grow.
Gracie’s Garden is an entirely woman-owned and locally-operated garden center in Ely, Minnesota. Founded in 2011 by Kathy Cyriacks, we are one of the largest growers of organic herbs in Northeastern Minnesota. Every year our greenhouses are filled with organic, heirloom tomatoes and vegetable starts, flowering annuals, and perennials.
Nursery stock (trees and shrubs) and ornamental edibles such as raspberries, currants, blueberries, and strawberry plants are available each spring/summer/fall. You’ll find a wide array of organic fertilizers, pots, and garden tools in the potting shed.
Our gift shop is filled with garden-centric gifts, pillows, napkins, tools, rain chains, soaps, books, chimes, garden art, and wrought iron metal garden structures.
Kekekabic Studios has extensive experience in Art Glass Creation and Restoration. Rosemary Shepherd and John Bowe are craftspeople living and working in Ely, Minnesota. Stained glass creation, restoration, and fine woodworking have been their life’s passions.
They learned their craft through traditional studio apprenticeships and hands-on training.
They have done work all over the country and have been fortunate to have restored some very significant windows. Some examples that stand out are “The Gift of the Magi” by Maitland Armstrong, Faith Chapel, Jekyll Island, Georgia, and The Fox Memorial Window, by Louis C. Tiffany, Kelsey Museum, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Kekekabic Studios is the culmination of their 30+ years in the stained glass business. Their love of the wilderness brought them from Michigan to northeastern Minnesota, where they have relocated and set up their showroom and workshop on Chapman Street in beautiful downtown Ely, Minnesota.
When they aren’t busy in their workshop, you will find them exploring this extraordinary place: hiking, camping, and occasionally paddling out to their favorite, Kekekabic Lake (and the namesake of the business), in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
At Mike Motors, we strive to make sure that all of our customers are Completely Satisfied by exceeding your expectations! Contact us today and one of our friendly staff will get back to you as soon as possible.
Our trained sales staff will help you every step of the way during your shopping experience at Mike Motors. Our sales team is ready to answer any questions you have as you shop for a new vehicle in Ely.
Our GM Certified Service department has the expertise to perform a wide range of GM services. From routine maintenance to critical repairs, we take the stress out of servicing your vehicle.
Mike Motors, where a handshake still means something!
Ely’s Premier Therapeutic Massage, Spa and Wellness Experience.
We carry a variety of green and environmentally friendly gifts including handmade pottery, bamboo frames and cutting boards, unique jewelry, organic cotton socks and T-shirts, baskets, natural body & beauty products, luxurious soaps and so much more.
We will be happy to assist you to find the perfect gift for that special person in your life. Gift certificates are available!
Massage & Spa Hours are available by appointment only Monday thru Saturday.
Join us and be apart of a healthy, positive environment for individuals and families. Try training for sports you always wished you had tried, or train intensely for the sport you are currently in. Focusing on Cross Training, Core Strength Training, Calisthenics and TRX.
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Ely Minnesota’s hometown grocery store! We are proud to serve Ely area residents and visitors of one of the most beautiful listings in the world. Come shop from our fine selection of fresh produce, deli items, meats, and name brand grocery items. We also offer catering services for special events, weddings, funerals or graduations. Call today!