Warmer Temps Helping Iron River Businesses

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White Winter Winery tells FOX 21 they only have about 80 days to make a difference in their bottom line and so far so good.

Their sweet and dry meads along with non-alcoholic beverages are capturing people coming from graduations, weddings or just longtime customers.

“We have a sign above the door that says enter as strangers leave as friends and that’s kind of our philosophy,” White Winter Winery owner John Hamilton said. “We want to make it comfortable for people. Demystify some of the myths behind trying wine or trying mead.”

The Fig Leaf Thrift Store is also catching the eye of the two million people who travel on Hwy 2 with their rummage sale type business.

“Our business just about triples in summer,” Fig Leaf Thrift Store manager Mary Warbalow said. “We have people that bring stuff up with them and then we have people that buy this stuff for their cabins.”

Businesses tell FOX 21 traffic will really start to pick up after the Fourth of July.

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