In 1980, the Fantasy Gifts chain of stores launched with the original Fantasy House on Hennepin Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets, which closed in 1987. For a number of years, Minneapolis had no Fantasy Gifts location. However, owner Colleen Bertino recently opened a beautiful new Fantasy House at 814-B Hennepin Avenue, in the ground-floor space formerly occupied by Café Di Napoli for nearly 70 years.
Like the others in the Fantasy Gifts chain of stores, Fantasy House carries a wide selection of lubricants, condoms, sex toys, vibrators, restraints, books, DVDs, novelties, games, cards, shoes, lingerie, lotions, oils, and bath/body products.
Fantasy House is open Monday-Thursday, 10 AM-10 PM; Friday-Saturday, 10 AM-Midnight; and Sunday, Noon-6 PM. The phone is (612) 355-5505.
Meanwhile, the Midway Fantasy Gifts location at 1437 University Avenue West, St. Paul, is now an outlet store. It’s open Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-8 PM. Don’t let the Light Rail Transit construction keep you away! The phone is (651) 256-7484.