Hucklebeary reopens after being partially closed for 10 months

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Hucklebeary which used to be in the Hotel Astoria building has now found its new home on Superior Street, now located in the space next to Zeitgeist.

In December of 2021 it was to the public that the building Hucklebeary was located in would be demolished. After their last day in the building the business had to move to online and curbside orders for 10 months.

Owner Emily Ekstrom says re-opening on Superior Street was a lot of work and to see the support from the community was amazing.

“To be able to welcome in customers to our doorstep, rip down the paper from our walls, and showcase what our store looks like on the inside has been a dream come true,” says Emily.

The store filled with shoppers on a gorgeous Small Business Saturday all excited to see the new layout.

Ekstrom says, “Duluth loves local. They are out. They are here to shop. They want to support those local businesses and keep their dollars within the community. And it feels so wonderful to be a part of a community like that.”

Saturday was also Hucklebeary’s five year birthday. Emily Ekstrom is still amazed by her long journey as a business owner.

She says, “I had no idea. I had never owned a business before, I just kind of jumped right into the business role and said, ‘Hello, Duluth, I’m here. This is kind of what I want to bring to the table.’ And I have met customers that have turned into friends and associates. And it’s been such a dream just to see familiar faces come back in, who I haven’t seen for the last ten months.”

Hucklebeary will also have a presence at the Duluth Winter Village at the DECC, coming up on December 3rd-4th.