The Gift opened its doors after much deliberation by owners Scott and Ashley Conner in Ivanhoe in 2010, After six successful years of business, it was decided to move the business to Ashley “Nosbush” Conner’s hometown of Canby.
In October 2016, the couple enrolled their son in school and made the community their new home. The Gift officially opened its doors at 209 St. Olaf Ave. The business has flourished in Canby, where it has local corresponding businesses, creating a destination for people to shop locally.
The Gift currently employs two full-time employees and two part-time employees. Canby is a wonderful, tight knit community that offers many activities which in turn brings customers and residents to town. The Gift started out offering homer décor and gift items. It has since expanded into boutique clothing ranging in sizes from small to 3XL.
Also carried at The Gift are select local artisan items such as clothing, jewelry, and furniture. The recent push to shop local has been a great asset to the success of the business, along with social media having a huge contribution as well. The Gift has an online presence in the form of a Facebook page, Instagram, and even a website, where all the clothing items are listed and shipped throughout the entire U.S.
Canby Drug & Gift
Mark & Kari Whittier, originally from the Fargo, ND area, have owned Canby Drug & Gifts for 28 years... a quintessential "mom & pop" shop where Mark, a registered pharmacist, is in charge of the pharmacy. Kari, a retired elementary school teacher, works with the gift department.
Canby Drug & Gifts, "a store full of treasures", boasts full lines of cards, candy, gifts, home decor, accent furniture, wall art, and creative floral arrangements by Christine. Friendly staff will help you find just the right gift or provide creative ideas for decorating your home.
A registered pharmacist is available at all times to fill prescriptions and consult with you about your heal needs.
Canby Drug is open weekdays 8:30 - 5:30, Thursdays until 6:30, and Saturdays 9:00 - 3:00.
P.K. Egans Restaurant
Rescuing spicy traditions of the past, P.K. Egan's Restaurant Company has created a restaurant to spark both enthusiasm of time past and also your taste buds. Surrounded with living remnants of our past, we have sought to create a theatre of dreams, from the beautiful leaded glass peacock window, hazy etched glass, to the frivolous pictures of the great costume work of P.K.'s past.
For, just as P.K. once created and dreamed of creating the finest collections in clothing, so now has he used the same pride in concocting the finest pizzas, sandwiches, and Italian pasta.
He only asks that you enjoy this experience, for as Frederick Allen once said, "You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough."
Having survived the famous New Year's Eve fire of December 31, 1984, we rebuilt our restaurant in the same location. We serve the community with conference rooms, noon buffets, a variety of great food, and romantic old world surroundings.
Our specialty is pizza and our famous coat button fries (sliced potatoes, breaded and deep fried).
We've been in business on main street in Canby for over 30 years.
Canby Print Shop
Canby Print Shop has been a part of the Canby business community for many years. Previously located in the rear of a building on first street west, the business moved to its current location on St Olaf Avenue in the mid-1980s. It has been owned and operated by the Birk family since that time.
Our building dates back to the early 1900s, when it was home to Eaton's General Store. The original Eaton's signage is still preserved on the side of the building along the city walkway. The building later housed other businesses, including Anthony's and four Seasons clothing stores.
Canby Print Shop is a full-service provider of all types of printed materials. From business supplies such as invoices, forms, business cards, and checks, to personal items such as wedding and graduations invitations, we can do it all. We also provide fast and convenient copying and graphic design services.