In the heart of St. Boni, Minnesota, just off Highway 7 and near the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, lies a hidden gem that has been a culinary cornerstone of the community for the past 14 years. St. Boni Bistro, a quaint bistro committed to organic, sustainable, and locally sourced foods, has not only won the hearts of locals but has recently embarked on a new chapter with a dynamic and passionate new owner at the helm.

Connecting Over Culinary Passion

The story of St. Boni Bistro’s transition to new ownership is a tale of culinary passion, chance encounters, and a commitment to local support. The narrative begins with the new owner, Molly Krinhop, armed with a culinary background and a desire to make a mark in the community. Fate played its part when she met the previous owner, Debby, during a visit to sell wine to the bistro. A conversation sparked, and a connection was made, leading to a lasting relationship.

When Debby decided it was time to retire and pass on the torch, Molly seized the opportunity. Not one to shy away from risks and challenges, she embraced the prospect of taking over the bistro with open arms. Filled with ideas for enhancing the bistro’s offering, Molly was determined to honor the establishment’s legacy while infusing it with her unique culinary vision, one step at a time.

A Culinary Haven in the Community
St. Boni Bistro has been an integral part of the St. Boni community, offering more than just delicious meals. With a commitment to using locally sourced ingredients, supporting nearby small businesses and farms, and promoting sustainability, the bistro has become a symbol of community connection. From breakfast to dinner, patrons can enjoy a menu crafted with care, showcasing the best of local flavors.

St Boni Bistro and HomeTown Bank employees

Convenience Meets Community at HomeTown Bank
When it came time for Molly to secure financing for this exciting venture, Debby had a valuable recommendation – a local community bank called HomeTown Bank. Gary Fritz, Vice President at HomeTown Bank’s Waconia location, had a personal connection to Debby, which created a partnership between St. Boni Bistro and HomeTown Bank.

Molly quickly realized that this partnership was more than just a financial arrangement; it was a collaboration built on shared values. Choosing a community bank aligned with her belief in the importance of local connections and support. The bank not only provided financial assistance but also became a pillar of support, understanding the unique needs of a local business like the St. Boni Bistro.

Walking through the doors of HomeTown Bank, Molly experienced a level of communication, support, and recognition that surpassed expectations. In a world where personal connections can often be overshadowed by larger financial institutions, HomeTown Bank offered a refreshing change. The staff now knows her by name, fostering a sense of community that extends beyond the bistro’s walls.

Looking Ahead
As St. Boni Bistro continues to evolve under its new ownership, exciting changes and additions are on the horizon. St. Boni and surrounding communities can anticipate innovative culinary experiences, new partnerships with local producers, and a commitment to staying true to the values that have made the bistro a beloved establishment.

The journey of St. Boni Bistro and HomeTown Bank exemplifies the power of local connections, shared values, and the positive impact that businesses can have on their communities when they come together. St. Boni Bistro’s commitment to local sourcing and sustainability, combined with HomeTown Bank’s dedication to personalized service, creates a harmonious partnership that goes beyond business transactions – it’s a celebration of community, flavor, and shared success. So, as you support St. Boni Bistro, you’re not just savoring a meal; you’re participating in a culinary journey that enriches the fabric of the local communities. Stay tuned for the next chapter in this delectable adventure!