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New occasional store in Dassel
Monday, July 20, 2015

Jennifer Kotila
Staff Writer

DASSEL, MN – A new occasional store, Weathered Cottage, is opening in Dassel, with the first sale taking place Thursday through Saturday, July 23-25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Owners of the occasional store, located at 461 Third Street South in Dassel, are Gretchen Sandquist of Cokato and Jo Lukes of Lester Prairie (Lake Washington in the summer).

The store features home and cabin decor that has more of an “antiquey” look to it, and has a wide variety of inventory.

“We enjoy repurposing one of a kind finds for home and cabin decor,” Lukes said.

She and Sandquist met each other while vendors in other stores. Lukes has been in the business four years, and Sandquist two-and-one-half.

“We were both vendors at other businesses, and wanted to do it on our own,” Sandquist said.

“Being vendors, we became really good friends,” Lukes said of why the two went into business together. “We have the same taste and same visions for our business.”

The store will be open the last full Thursday through Saturday of each month. Like Weathered Cottage on Facebook for more information.

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