Mary Rossing to close Present Perfect, lease space to Coldwell Banker South Metro

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Northfield Mayor Mary Rossing, long time proprietor of Present Perfect on Division in downtown Northfield, announced at last night’s Council meeting that’s she’s closing her store and leasing the space on July 1 to Coldwell Banker South Metro

In her letter (PDF) emailed to me (and I assume others in the local media) she doesn’t explain the reason for the closing, other than to say "I have decided that it is time to spread my wings."  As for Coldwell, she writes:

This means that where there was just one person standing behind a counter, thirteen local agents will now be working out of this space in downtown Northfield. Thirteen people will be bringing in clients, buying coffee and lunch in the downtown, and adding to the vitality of Division Street.

 Coldwell Banker South Metro
The team of 13 Coldwell Banker South Metro realtors includes Ed Kuhlman, Larry Defries, Jeanette Nelson, and Arlen Malecha, pictured above on a rainy Crazy Daze last July.

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  1. Welcome to the 13 Coldwell people but I will miss Present Perfect and being able to see Mary and her staff members there.

    April 27, 2011
  2. Peter Hamlin said:

    I still have treasures I bought there years ago. Congrats, Mary! I hope “spreading your wings” means something artistic!

    April 29, 2011
  3. Jeanie Skiks said:

    I’ll be sorry to see Present Perfect leave! I’m also sorry to see the degradation of our downtown, but I guess stores do have to close, and businesses that don’t interact regularly with the larger public need a place too…It’s just hard to see Northfield’s downtown heading in the direction of only having clothing boutiques and antique stores.

    May 2, 2011

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