While the discussion rages (36 comments and counting) in last week’s blog post titled Downtown retail: struggling, thriving, searching, new stores keep opening along Hwy. 3.
A Sociale Make & Take Gourmet franchise (“Make it at our place. Bake it at yours!“) is due to open in Feb. in Heritage Square, next door to US Federal Credit Union. The corporate web site describes a Cooking for the Community program that “… enables parents, teachers, family and friends to help raise money for specific organizations.”
I think this is the second “take and bake” place in Northfield. The other: Papa Murphy’s, in the same mall. Are there others?
A few doors down, the Gateway Ministry Center of Wanamingo has opened Northfield Healing Rooms. “Our mission is to help unite, equip and empower the body of Christ to promote healing as a vital part of ministry. Our focus is on the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to work through us to heal the sick and infirmed.”
Update 1/18: They also sell books, art, health products, coffee, and art. And the Northfield News lists them in the ‘Other’ section of their Faith Services page, with Steve Roberts and Rebecca Roberts, pastors.