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The Lake George Woodland Convenience Store and Wigwam, in the background, both closed last fall. But a new antique store recently opened and locals are hoping it will spearhead a downtown business revival. Park Rapids Enterprise/Sarah Smith

Vacant stores challenge Lake George leaders

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As Lake George prepares for its signature event, two of its mainstay businesses won't be around for the fun. They closed in rapid succession last fall.


The annual Blueberry Festival kicks off without the Woodland Convenience Store and the Wigwam. But it may feature the estate sale of the gas station/store that closed last fall.

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