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Munsinger and Clemens gardens present store to be operated by Copper Pony for future 3 years

ST. CLOUD — A seed of an concept planted a few years in the past has blossomed into fact for Copper Pony, which will choose in excess of the Munsinger and Clemens gardens present store starting off this yr.



a house covered in snow: The gift shop at Munsinger and Clemens Gardens is pictured Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2020, in St. Cloud. The Copper Pony will lease and operate the gift shop.


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The reward store at Munsinger and Clemens Gardens is pictured Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2020, in St. Cloud. The Copper Pony will lease and run the reward store.

The gift store will be house to Copper Pony In The Gardens — a seasonal spot open from May possibly via October.

Copper Pony co-operator Brandon Johnson said he and fellow proprietor Josh Hoffman are currently scheduling to open up the room May perhaps 1. 

“We’ve usually been variety of thinking about the means in which we would like to grow and increase,” Johnson said, but the yard reward shop experienced significantly caught their eye. So when the request for proposals for operating the backyard reward store came out from the city, “Why not give it a shot?”

Johnson reported he’s a big fan of Munsinger and Clemens gardens and sees it as a significant asset to the community — one that numerous people today are acquainted with and spend considerable time at.

“It is just been a single of these spaces that has this magnetic attract,” Johnson reported.

Johnson claimed he hopes Copper Pony In The Gardens can also provide as a conduit to other businesses nearby, particularly downtown.

“It truly is like an entry place to our local community, the gardens are, that it would be a great way to make a fantastic 1st impact for men and women who are new to our group,” specially those people coming to see the gardens, Johnson explained.

For the small business, it is really also a possible prospect to boost product sales in the summer, Johnson said, which are usually slower than fourth-quarter income in the retail business.

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a woman standing in front of a table: Megan Hedman and Bridget Pauna look at the merchandise during their lunch break at the Copper Pony Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 710 W St. Germain St in St. Cloud.


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Megan Hedman and Bridget Pauna seem at the merchandise in the course of their lunch break at the Copper Pony Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 710 W St. Germain St in St. Cloud.

In accordance to town paperwork, there have been two proposals submitted with the Metropolis of St. Cloud, one particular from Copper Pony and one particular from Village Pharmacy & Reward, which has been working the gift shop at Munsinger and Clemens gardens considering the fact that 2007.

The yearly lease payment in Copper Pony’s proposal was virtually double the volume Village Pharmacy & Present proposed. The lease settlement is for three seasons (2021-2023).

What to count on at Copper Pony In The Gardens

The meant vibe, Johnson said, is “city potting get rid of.”

“We absolutely have a different layout path in brain for that area,” Johnson explained. “We want that house to really feel congruent with that of the gardens.”

The selection of products will be influenced by its location: Feel botanically made or fragranced soaps, lotions, candles. Feel puzzles and seize-and-go sweet. Think a lineup of function from nearby artists.



a sign above a store: The door to the gift shop at Munsinger and Clemens Gardens is pictured Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2020, in St. Cloud.


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The doorway to the present store at Munsinger and Clemens Gardens is pictured Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2020, in St. Cloud.

Copper Pony In The Gardens will preserve the very same “level of intention” as the downtown retail store, Johnson stated, and the very same concentrate on good quality products and solutions, some of which are made domestically. Some merchandise will be out there at both places, though some could be available at a person location or the other. 

Johnson said he would like to see Copper Pony In The Gardens move toward hosting some gatherings there, like date night or ladies’ night time in the backyard garden. The keep is doing work as a result of tips of how to develop fun and unique encounters that may possibly help the group see Munsinger and Clemens gardens in a new gentle, or draw them back again if it can be been a although considering the fact that the last go to.

Sarah Kocher is the business reporter for the St. Cloud Times. Attain her at 320-255-8799 or [email protected] Adhere to her on Twitter @SarahAKocher.

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