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Red’s Mercantile Owner Supports Women through Grant

By Lexi Ehlenbeck Becca Cooke stood behind the counter. Her hands moved back and forth methodically as she prepared pieces of jewelry for display in her store. She spoke as she worked; eyes watching the store, hands on the merchandise. “I had always had this desire to be my own boss,” said Cooke. This dream came

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Entrepreneur promotes feminism, community with store

By Samantha West If someone had told Rebecca Cooke a few years ago that she was going to open a home goods store in her hometown, she swears she wouldn’t have believed it. “I think a few years ago, I wasn’t here … and I think being home inspired this mindset,” said Cooke, 28. But

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Eau Claire native returns to open home goods store

By Amanda Thao With a modern white exterior and vast windows, pedestrians squint past the afternoon sun for a closer look at Red’s Mercantile, the new home goods store located on the corner of Wisconsin and North Dewey Street. Through its metal-handled red door, the shop is full of filtered sunlight and surrounded in warm

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