Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Spend Your Money Here
Last year, my sister and brother-in-law took a chance on a dream and purchased a gift shop (with much more than just gifts inside!) in a town called Emily, MN. If you can't tell already, this blog entry is shaping into a shameless plug for their store - the Rustic River Trading Company. The risk they took in opening the store paid off in more ways than one. Not only has the business thrived by bringing amazing North Woods inspired furniture, artwork, clothing, and artwork to the Brainerd Lakes Area, it completely changed their formerly urban lifestyle. They became an important part of Minnesota community that relies on quality businesses like the Rustic River Trading Company to attract tourism (and keep all those fishermen's and hunters' wives and daughters happy).
Here's the shameless plug part: go there and spend money! Come on all you Minnesotans that read this blog from time to time, get up there and send that Minnesota hoodie to your college roommate freezing his butt off on the East Coast. Ladies, ditch your guys on the lake and stop in for some gourmet coffee and some handmade jewelry. Support my sister and brother-in-law and have some fun doing it. They work really hard to make customers happy because they know how they want to be treated as consumers. The best part - no mosquitoes inside the store!
Visit their brand new website with pictures, maps, and contact information! http://www.rusticrivertradingcompany.com/