Tin Bins: unique environment provides cozy study place
February 13, 2017
Downtown Stillwater is full of restaurants and cafés where a lot of students love to spend time. For so many Stillwater students these places provide a great local place to hangout or study.
One of the more recently popular cafés is Tin Bins, “I really love working there, it’s nice to have so many different personalities and is a good environment for students in need of a place to work,” junior Emily Fiorillo said.
Tin Bins is located by the St. Croix river and in the Commander Building, one of the most notable historic structures in Stillwater. With its convenient location, delicious menu and coffee assortion it’s perfect for Stillwater students to spend time after or before school.
Students like sophomore Ellie Fedorowski and junior Sofia Johnson visit Tin Bin’s often for various reasons, which includes the fact that their close friend Fiorillo also works there.
“I come once a week or so, it’s usually pretty quiet and working with friends also seems to help me study so this is just a good place to do it,” Fedorowski said. “I go probably two or three times a week depending on what type of work I need to get done and with extra time in my busy schedule,” Johnson said.
The location of Tin Bins is one of the many reasons for its recent gain of popularity, with downtown being filled with so many local students in need of a place to work or spend time at with friends through the school year.
“It’s nice to have it in downtown Stillwater. It’s so close and in the summer it’s nice to be next to the river,” Fedorowski said.
“I think the location really adds to the amount of business we get, being downtown is easy for anyone to really come to and busy with so many people roaming around through nearby stores,” Fiorillo added. “I see a lot of people there that I know and I think it has defiantly became more popular this year,” Johnson said.
Students use Tin Bins mostly as a good place to complete their school work while also being out of the house and ability to have the fun at a local cafe with friends.
“I like the environment, it’s very calm and relaxing and also one of the only places I can actually focus and get my work done. I like that it has a lot of seating in various places and it’s quiet so people can do whatever they need to get done without having to hear the loud coffee machines or kitchen,” Johnson explained.
Tin Bins has definitely gained in popularity this year and will continue to with the gain popularity with more students continuing to go.
Johnson said, “I’ll of course continue to go and bring more friends of mine to work with that I’m sure will like it there just as much as me.”