Back in business

Periwinkle Marketplace reopens in new building following fire last year

Periwinkle Marketplace is now open in Ottertail. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)

Periwinkle Marketplace is now open in Ottertail. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)

Everything from furniture to souvenirs is on sale at Periwinkle Marketplace in Ottertail.(Carter Jones/ FOCUS)

Everything from furniture to souvenirs is on sale at Periwinkle Marketplace in Ottertail.(Carter Jones/ FOCUS)

Everything from furniture to souvenirs is on sale at Periwinkle Marketplace in Ottertail. "It's a fun lake place," Owner Stephanie Ellingson said. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)

Everything from furniture to souvenirs is on sale at Periwinkle Marketplace in Ottertail. "It's a fun lake place," Owner Stephanie Ellingson said. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)

Periwinkle Marketplace has something for everyone. The new location has an expanded mens and kids section. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)

Periwinkle Marketplace has something for everyone. The new location has an expanded mens and kids section. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)

The paint is barely dry, but Periwinkle Marketplace in Ottertail is open for business again. After losing everything in a fire over a year ago, Owner Stephanie Ellingson started from scratch in redesigning the store from top to bottom. A vibrant teal and blue color scheme immediately grabs visitors attention before they even step inside.

"It's a fun lake place," Ellingson said. "You can't miss it."

While the store's footprint is almost half the size, square footage was sacrificed for an open floor plan that isn't as "chopped up." Tall ceilings combined with open rafters create a nautical theme that pairs with the store's lake focused merchandise.

Everything from home decor, to boutique women's clothing and kitchen accessories are all under one roof. The store has also expanded its mens and kids sections, while adding a wide range of vintage and novelty candy, as well as craft bottle soda.

Ellingson's dutiful curation is present throughout the store, as many displays are organized by color.

The parking lot was full on Monday afternoon as faithful customers and old friends checked out the new space.

Ellingson said it's nice to be open again, and she's excited to welcome customers. 

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