Sarah McKenzie

Biz buzz: Moroccan flair


Soleil Brule, a home furnishings store, has moved into Gaviidae Common on Nicollet Mall.

The store, which specializes in Moroccan imports, moved to Downtown from Wayzata to take advantage of a location with more foot traffic. Store owner Jennifer Vervoot-Smith hand picks each item in the store — goods she picks from all over the world, including North Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, according to the store's website —

The store has furniture, lighting and glasswear, among other specialty imports.


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