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The Novelty Nook Gift Shoppe

Submitted by: Laura Lewis
State: Iowa
City: Cresco

Business Description

Gift shop full of locally produced goods with something for everyone.

What makes your business one of the best small businesses in your community?

Six women, twenty-one vendors, one craft shop: that is what The Novelty Nook Gift Shoppe in Cresco, Iowa represents. We are unique in our community not just for the diversity of vendors and offerings but also because of our involvement in the community and our place in it. We were brought together by a pop-up shop the previous Christmas season, and continued to work together until we had our own bricks and mortar establishment. This serves as a space for smaller local businesses to showcase their wares without the investment they could ill afford. We staff the shop ourselves. We opened our doors in March of 2017. We have pushed our community forward by having locally made items, taking part in local community events such as local celebrations, RAGBRAI, the Support Bomb group and supporting local charities.
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