Two new businesses to move into Crystal Shopping Center

Property management company Paster Properties announced July 7 that two new tenants will soon be occupying the Crystal Shopping Center: Pet Supplies Plus and African Foods and Gifts.

Pet Supplies Plus will be occupying 8,400 square feet of retail space at 345 Willow Bend. It has been in business for nearly 30 years and has more than 300 stores located in 26 states across the country. Pet Supplies Plus focuses on offering natural pet food as well as U.S. made products. They also offer self-service dog washing.

The business also hosts adoption events, organizes fundraising activities that support local animal shelters and charities, and offers in-store vaccination and spay and neutering events.


African Foods and Gifts will be occupying 1,500 square feet of retail space at 117 Willow Bend. It is a one-of-a-kind retailer that will feature traditional Liberian dishes, unique African apparel and jewelry and other gift items. The new African market offers dry, frozen, and unprepared food and Liberian recipes. It will also offer prepared home cooked meals to cater to families with busy lifestyles. Delivery services and online ordering will also be available.

In addition to selling food and gift items, the merchant will also provide money transfer, bill pay, money order, fax and photocopying services. Pre-paid phone cards and international phone minutes will also be available for purchase.

The owners of African Foods and Gifts, Frederick and Marlene Nah, are accounting and anti-fraud professionals that have previous experience co-owning and managing a similar enterprise for a period of three years. That business is still in operation today in Coon Rapids.


Both businesses are scheduled to open fall 2015.

Details regarding the grand opening celebrations for both businesses will be posted on the Crystal Shopping Center Facebook page as they become available: