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Peachy Pie opens new location

Lisa Miner relaxes inside Peachy Pie, which will be open in Ellsworth 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays while the River Falls location will continue its usual hours. (Herald photo taken by Matthew Lambert)

ELLSWORTH -- Four years ago Lisa Miner was painting furniture and making sweater mittens for family members, a hobby of sorts while she worked full-time and cared for her family.

Fast forward and on Jan. 3, Miner opened her second furniture and boutique location on Main Street in Ellsworth (across from Subway) after setting up shop in River Falls less than a year ago.

Miner’s business is called Peachy Pie, but she never thought about becoming a business owner until two years ago when she decided to sell her arts and crafts as a vendor.

“I’ve been working up to this for years,” Miner said. “It’s been kind of a snowball effect.”

Miner quit her job after achieving success selling her products around the region; she decided to open a store in River Falls.

The first location was so small that Miner said she had to “sit outside the room to do business.” From there she moved from “the coat closet” to her larger location that was right behind her first location.

Miner said things have gone “pretty smooth” thus far in the transition to Ellsworth and hopes that people will enjoy the clothing since there isn’t much of a boutique selection in the area.

Inside Peachy Pie, people can purchase home furnishings, repurposed furniture, local artists’ work like Wisconsin-made necklaces and products made out of beeswax.

Miner said when she started her business it was focused on one aspect but has grown more and more.

“When I first started out, I just wanted to be furniture,” Miner said. “But now it’s become so much more and I’m proud of it.

“I never expected the clothes, but the clothes have taken off like crazy.”

Aside from the items sold in the store, Miner offers design advice, chalk paint classes, sign making classes and custom painting. Miner will offer monthly classes in the River Falls location.

Peachy Pie shares their space with another business, Reminder, a photography business owned by Dawn Minder..

A grand opening for the Ellsworth location will be held 5-9 p.m. Jan. 20 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21 where people can browse the store, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and have a chance to win a gift certificate and other prizes.

To learn more, visit “Peachy Pie Designs and Finds” on Facebook.

Matthew Lambert

Matthew Lambert joined the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal in December 2016 covering government, school board, and writing features about the community. He is a graduate of Winona State University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. 

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