Mom-and-pop bait store: Beanie's at Maui's Landing

  • Updated: May 11, 2012 - 2:13 PM

Weird name, this is, for a bait store. Named for "Beanie'' Miller, who purchased the land just downriver from the I-94 bridge in Lakeland, Minn., where Beanie's at Maui's Landing still stands, the joint was a commercial fishing operation for decades. In time, Beanie also sold bait to sport anglers. Gary and Dottie Mau bought the place in 1991, adding a new ramp, docks, underground gas storage and rental boats. Now it serves as a boat launch, boat rental, bait, tackle and convenience store. So Beanie's has retained its name as well as its old-school charm.

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