New owners of Ishpeming staple announced

ISHPEMING – The Lake Superior Community Partnership helped Rare Earth Goods, a beloved art and natural foods co-op located at 200 E Division Street in Ishpeming, MI, announce its grand re-opening under the new ownership of Esther Ruggles.

The celebration took place on Jan. 2, marking a new chapter for this community-focused establishment that has been open since 2012. Esther Ruggles expressed her commitment to contributing to a more sustainable and community-based society through Rare Earth Goods. According to a LSCP press release, Ruggles is actively seeking crafters and vendors to join its co-op community.

The co-op will focus on offering zero waste, sustainable, local, and ethically sourced good and household items, as well as handcrafted jewelry, hats, scarves, and candles.

In an exciting development, Rare Earth Goods will now host Restorative Bodywork LLC at the same address.

Ruggles is also a medical massage practitioner and will hold appointments for Restorative Bodywork LLC specializing in trigger point therapy. Appointments are available now from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with one evening slot at 6 p.m.

More availability will follow when an additional storefront employee is hired. Online booking will soon be available for added convenience. Rare Earth Goods will operate from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting on January 3, and the attached cafe, Rare Earth Goods Cafe, owned by Dylan Larson, will continue its current hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about Rare Earth Goods or to book an appointment with Restorative Bodywork LLC, contact Esther Ruggles at (906) 485-5650 or follow them on Facebook.


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