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Tim and Beth Kennedy reflect on being Grand Marais business owners

Birchbark Books & Gifts on First Avenue in downtown Grand Marais is closing its doors after over 25 years in business. The store is one of several businesses launched by Tim and Beth Kennedy.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence sat down with the couple to talk about their move to Cook County and their entry into the Grand Marais business community. They share their thoughts on the establishment of Beth’s Fudge & Gifts, Birchbark Books & Gifts, and Picnic and Pine, which was destroyed in the April 2020 fire.

Along with their reminiscences of creating the stores, the Kennedys offer some advice and hopes for the future for aspiring business owners.

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