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By Mike Creger
Pine Knot News 

Liquor store ownership change remains a family affair


May 3, 2019

Mike Creger / Pine Knot News

Dean and Alison Crotteau are continuing a Stowell family tradition in Cloquet by taking over the Cold One Liquor store from Alison's uncle, Gary Stowell. After having taken over in January, the couple is hosting a grand opening this weekend with specials and giveaways, including a guitar signed by country music star Kenny Chesney. The guitar was part of a liquor company promotion.

There is some celebrating going on at Cold One Liquor in Cloquet this weekend. It's billed as a "new ownership grand opening" but the faces at the 15-year-old store will be familiar.

Dean and Alison Crotteau are part of the Stowell family that has run a plethora of enterprises in Cloquet since the early 1960s, most notably grocery stores and the movie theater adjacent to the liquor store at 906 Highway 33.

Alison is Gary Stowell's niece. He and his wife, Candi, sold the liquor store to the couple and they officially took over on Jan. 1. Alison's father, Rick, owns the Premiere Theatres nex...

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