Before the new Theisen’s store in New Hampton opens for the first time, city and company officials pose for a photo with the American Legion Fae Stine Post 38 color guard that raised the flag at the old Shopko building. Pictured are New Hampton Economic Development Director Tammy Robinson; Theisen’s Vice President of Operations Chris Theisen; the Legion’s Paul Kruger, Clark Budweg, Jeff Macon, Ron Pethoud and Brian Quirk; Theisen’s Store Manager Brian Kellogg and Economic Development assistant Megan Baltes.

New Theisen’s store opens in style

Company vice president appreciative of those who helped store make move to new home

A dream 10 years in the making came to realization Friday morning when New Hampton’s new Theisen’s store opened.

And the new store’s “soft opening” came with a little style as the American Legion Fae Stine Post 38 Color Guard held a short ceremony before raising the flag for Theisen’s first day.

“It was certainly a nice touch,” said Chris Theisen, the vice president of operations for the Dubuque-based, family-owned company. “This is an exciting day for us as a company. It turned out beautifully.”

For more on this story see the October 8 Tribune.

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