Vacant stores on Johnson Street find new tenants

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April 25, 2011 // UPDATED 9:51 am - May 4, 2011
By: Jeremy Zoss
Jeremy Zoss

NORTHEAST – Residents of the Northeast were crestfallen when two of the shops in the small Johnson Street retail strip closed early this year. Gift shop Dabble shut down after its owners launched The Coffee Shop Northeast, and the adjacent coin-operated laundry shut down shortly thereafter. Fortunately, both spaces have already found new tenants.

The former Dabble space will house two acupuncturists, Julie Colby and Leslie Prarie. Colby’s Ladys Slipper Wellness Center will focus on acupuncture and wellness for women, while her partner’s Prarie Acupuncture will focus on general practice. The acupuncture center will also offer herbal medicines and other treatments, and Colby says the business will be a great compliment to the massage business on the same block.

The former laundry will become home to A Bag Lady, a jewelry and handbag store with another location in Medford, Minnesota.