Adirondack is expected to open soon on Main Street in Nisswa.
The coffee bar moved back to its Nisswa origins after closing its Baxter site next to Quizno's restaurant. In Nisswa, the coffeehouse -- which will be on two stories with a coffee bar and full bakery -- is connected to the Carriage House Gallery.
Adirondack will include a covered outdoor seating area with indoor/outdoor fireplace and an upper level meeting room.
Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union with partner Paper Storm, Brainerd, shredded 3,500 pounds of paper in its recent Community Shred Day in Brainerd, Crosby, Little Falls and Staples.
The J-Made Furniture store in the Northland Center in Nisswa has a new name.
The store is now known as Rustic Retreat Handcrafted Furniture. The owners made the name change in an effort to better reflect their product.
Tourism is getting a burst of visibility lately. Last week marked the 22nd annual National Tourism Week, which has a new name in See America Week.
Explore Minnesota Tourism, the state's tourism promotion agency, will host a Tourism Growth Planning Session 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Inn in Brainerd. This is one of a series of meetings in cities around the state to get input from tourism businesses and attractions on shaping strategies to increase tourism in the state.
In Minnesota, the tourism industry generates $9 billion annually. For more information, call Explore Minnesota Tourism at (800) 657-3637.
Travelers to Minnesota spent more than $8.9 billion in 2002, the Minnesota Office of Tourism reported. These travelers also generated $1.1 billion in state and local taxes, and more than 230,000 jobs statewide. In Crow Wing County, the lodging, amusement and recreation industries alone brought in $87,369,126 in gross sales in 2000, resulting in a total tax of $5,196,441, the Brainerd Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce reported, quoting from the 2000 Sales and Use Tax Revenue, Minnesota Department of Revenue.
Riverside Realty moved to 119 E. Broadway in Little Falls.
Power Play Apparel, owned by John and Robin Sylvester, opened at 123 N.E. First Ave. in Little Falls. John Sylvester retired from the Army in 2003, the Little Falls Area Chamber of Commerce reported. The store includes a variety of sports and workout clothing, including "Flyer" apparel. The business offers skate sharpening and repair.
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