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Cloquet boutique takes store to customers online

 

May 15, 2020

Jana Peterson

RyAnna and Kris Anvid have employed the internet to keep interest and sales going at their Cloquet clothing store during the pandemic.

When Gov. Tim Walz mandated that non-essential Minnesota businesses close to the public, Mainstream Boutique's Kris and RyAnna Anvid decided to take the store to their customers.

They didn't violate any social distancing measures. Rather, the mother-daughter team began doing weekly Facebook Live videos.

"We idled for a week or two, then I told my daughter we had to do something. We didn't want to give up or let this virus be the end of Mainstream Boutique," said Kris, who owns both the women's clothing store franchise and Community Printing next door on Cloquet Avenue. "So we decided to jum...



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