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Nesbitt's finds sweet spot

PRESCOTT--When Leah Nesbitt first heard that Kathy Boos was interested in selling Red Wing Confectionery, she said buying the downtown Red Wing business didn't immediately cross her mind.

In fact, Leah, who helps run the family-owned Oasis Eatery at Nesbitt's Nursery near Prescott, said her original thought was to purchase some of the confectionery's kitchen equipment.

"I didn't think (buying it) was a realistic thing," Leah said.

"We weren't really looking," added Leah's father, Leon Nesbitt.

But when Leah, Leon and Boos began talking about the equipment, talk soon turned to the Nesbitts purchasing the confectionery.

"We immediately started crunching numbers and trying to figure it out," Leah said.

Nesbitt's officially took over June 1, with the family purchasing the business from Boos, who will continue to make chocolates that will be sold at both the confectionery and at the Oasis Eatery.

Boos originally announced early this year she would be selling the retail portion of her business in order to spend more time with her family. However, Boos said she will stay on as an employee of Nesbitts' to help train staff members in chocolate-making and help the transition go smoothly.

"We think she's a fabulous chocolate maker," Leah said. "We're really glad she's staying on."

For more please read the June 19 print version of the Herald.