Dan Marshall and Millie Adelsheim are filling their storefront at 2290 Como Ave. with toys once again, but this time the focus is on older kids, teens and young adults.
Mischief Toy Store—which Marshall says will be “fun, adventurous and a little subversive”—is opening Thursday, Oct. 1, in the former Peapods space. Peapods, which specialized in natural baby and early childhood products, closed in June.
“Some of our favorite toys from Peapods will be part of Mischief,” Marshall said, “but mostly we’ll be offering an entirely new mix of toys, gear, games and kits that encourage everyone to unplug and make a little mischief.”
Marshall said there’s a lack of resources for older children and teens in the Twin Cities. “We couldn’t find interesting and unique gifts for our kids and we were tired of giving them gift certificates for music or video-game downloads. So we decided to turn our creative energies away from babies and young children and create a store that reflects who our family is today.”
The building at 2290 Como is still for sale, Marshall said. Mischief won’t need its 3,200 square feet. Once the building is sold, Mischief will relocate. You can find out more at www.mischieftoy.com.
Mischief will be managed by Adelsheim and Marshall, along with their daughter Abigail Adelsheim-Marshall, a student at Hamline University.