The Legeros Building located at 2908 through 2914 Hennepin Avenue has been home to a variety of businesses over the years. This 1997 photo shows Sticks & Stones (2914), Possessions (2912), Uptown Treasures (2910), and the entrance to the office building upstairs (2908). The building assumed its name from a previous owner, Harry Legeros, who donated the building to St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church when he passed away.
On December 8, 1998, a fire caused substantial damage to Sticks & Stones and office space upstairs that was home to Buca, Inc. Police originally thought a homeless man accidentally caused the fire behind the building but later felt it was caused by a man who would get angry after becoming drunk and arson businesses. It took 60 fire fighters and three hours to get control over the fire. The Possessions and Uptown Treasures (former Fleetham Furniture) spaces were for lease at the time of the fire.
Unfortunately, the fire couldn’t come at a worse time for Sticks & Stones. The two-and-a-half year old business made 60% of its revenue during the holiday season.