Have You Heard the News?

     No, not the news about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area permit reservation fee going down.  We still haven’t heard anything from the USFS regarding that issue unfortunately.  All I know for sure is there are some upset folks who have reserved permits early and are now being penalized for it.  There are also upset outfitters who have spent money on producing brochures and rack cards with BWCA permit costs on them and are now either going to look incompetent or are going to have to go through a considerable expense to have them reprinted.  That and of course websites that have been updated that will need a webmaster’s attention again to adjust the prices.  That is all news but what I’m referring to is the business adventure our famous Chelsea from Voyageur Canoe Outfitters has dove into. 

Gunflint Mercantile owner Chelsea Lueck

     Chelsea Lueck, office guru extraordinaire of Voyageur Canoe Outfitters is now the proud owner of The Gunflint Mercantile in Grand Marais, MN. She moved to the end of the Gunflint Trail in February of 2009 and has lived and worked at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters for the past two years. 

     When she first arrived at Voyageur she told us she wanted to own her own business.  Just two short years later her dream has come true with the Gunflint Mercantile. She took over Gunflint Mercantile on February 1st, 2011.  Her expertise will be missed greatly atVoyageur Canoe Outfitters but will serve her well in her new adventure.

     Chelsea is originally from Danube, Minnesota and studied marketing at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. She was first introduced to the Gunflint Trail when her brother spent the summers of 2002 and 2003 working at Superior North Canoe Outfitters next door to Voyageur.  
     The next time you are in Grand Marais be sure to stop in at the Gunflint Mercantile and show your support.  She has delicious fudge, lots of candy, hand made aprons, soups, mixes and more to choose from so go visit her or check out her website for more information about her exciting move.