Laurie Arnheiter and daughter Megan Rein Shuman remove the “for sale” sign after buying the building next to the Hudson River Trading Company in North Creek on Sept. 13, 2011. The new building is now the home to the Outlet Store.
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As for the new building in the back of the Hudson River Trading Company, that’s where people will see the biggest change.
The barn will come down, and a cafe/art gallery and garden center will be built in its place. There will even be room to park a motorcoach.
“They’re going to be able to walk from a motorcoach in to my cafe, get a tray, and go sit in the garden surrounded by birdfeeders and chimes and plants,” Laurie said. “And I’ll have a vegetable garden stand down there where I’ll be able to sell local produce all summer long.”
There’s still plenty of work to be done — with approvals, renovations and construction — but for now, Laurie is well on her way to expanding the Hudson River Trading Company, for her family and her hometown of North Creek.
“This is exciting for me, and what’s even more exciting is where I’m going,” Laurie said. “I’m trying to build something that my daughters will be excited to come home to and take over.”
For more information about the Hudson River Trading Company and the Outlet Center, call 251-4461 or visit online at www.hudsonrivertradingco.com. The stores are open at 9:30 a.m. daily.