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JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique in Preston celebrates its first year


Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Trish Keating opened up a consignment shop in Preston a year ago, and named it JuliaClaire Repeat Boutique, after her two granddaughters. She had dreamed of owning her own shop for years, and worked hard to make that dream come true.

“It’s hard to believe how fast this year has gone,” stated Keating.

The year has been a busy one for Keating, and many things have changed with the store. When it first opened there were 34 consignors. There are currently 267. Keating has had to expand the store twice to accommodate the increase in merchandise.

The increase in inventory also means a greater selection for shoppers. In the beginning, there were a few women’s blouses to choose from, and now there are many more. There were a small number of children’s shoes at first, and now there are dozens of shoes in all sizes and styles. And there is so much more than clothing available; there are many gift items, books, jewelry, and accessories as well.

One thing that makes this boutique different from other consignment shops is the inclusion of work from local artisans. This feature allows artists from the area to showcase and sell their work, and has been very successful. When the shop opened, Keating had work from eight people; she now sells the work of 25 artists.

There are photographs, metal art, wood art, jewelry, candles, and textiles. “We have a nice variety of art,” said Keating.

Over the year, Keating has paid out more than $20,000 to consignors after selling their items in her store.

“It’s like a treasure hunt,” Keating says of shopping at her boutique. “You never know what you’re going to find!”

Things will be changing even more in the near future for Keating and her shop. The building where she is currently located has been sold, and she recently purchased the building next to the Weber and Judd pharmacy in Preston. The new building means a lot more room, which means a lot more merchandise, and Keating is very excited for the change.

Over the past year, Keating has developed a following of local shoppers, along with customers from all over the area. Keating has met people from Lanesboro, Harmony, Rochester, Eyota, Spring Valley, and Spring Grove, and many other towns.

Keating has become very involved in the community since moving to Preston a year ago. She is active on the Chamber of Commer .....
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One Moment, Please... Promoting Fillmore County

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Commentary

By Jason Sethre Publisher Fillmore County Journal & Olmsted County Journal Cell: 507-251-5297 jason@fillmorecountyjournal.com As you may have noticed, recently, we invested in having our Fillmore County Journal van wrapped up at Kelly’s Prin ..... 
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Lewis “Louie” Joseph Roessler

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Lewis “Louie” Joseph Roessler Lewis (Louie) Joseph Roessler, 94, of Rochester, Minn. died Saturday, March 30th at Golden Living Center East in Rochester, where he had resided for the past month. He was born March 12, 1919, in Rochester, son o ..... 
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Birth Announcement - Gabriella Marie Stene

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Social Scenes

Gabriella Marie Stene Matthew and Nicole Stene of Preston, Minn. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Gabriella Marie Sten. Gabriella was born March 9, 2013, weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz and was 18 1/2 inches long. She joins brothers, David a ..... 
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Preston requests proposal to develop new comprehensive plan

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Government

By Karen Reisner City Administrator Joe Hoffman reported at the council’s April 1 meeting that the current 1999 Preston Comprehensive Land Use Plan is 14 years old. Councilman David Harrison was absent. Hoffman noted that Planning and Zoning h ..... 
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Man vs. silo

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Agriculture

By Jason Sethre On the morning of Monday, April 1, 2013, a group of farmers and heavy equipment operators from the area assembled to take down a 600,000 pound silo full of silage and standing over 70 feet tall. Like the days of Stonehenge and the ..... 
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Fillmore Central Community Education - One Block At A Time

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

Fillmore Central’s Community Education offers a variety of programs for families with children age birth to 5. The mission of our early childhood programs is providing children with successful starts through healthy, nurturing, learning environme ..... 
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PACF looks to the future

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

By Jason Sethre On the eve of Monday, March 25, 2013, the Branding Iron in Preston, Minn., hosted the seventh annual Preston Area Community Foundation (PACF) fundraising dinner and celebration. With more than 160 in attendance, following an invoc ..... 
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National Trout Center celebrates 4th season

Fri, Mar 29th, 2013
Posted in Preston Features

The doors of the National Trout Center (NTC) open at 10am on Tuesday, April 2nd as the organization celebrates its fourth season of operation in Preston. This year the center offers expanded hours and additional programming for trout enthusiasts. ..... 
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