Patti’s Trading Post opens in Braham

A new tack shop is opening in Braham during Labor Day weekend.

Patti Anderson with her husband Tony in front of their new store Patti’s Trading Post in Braham. The grand opening celebration is Saturday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Patti Anderson with her husband Tony in front of their new store Patti’s Trading Post in Braham. The grand opening celebration is Saturday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photos submitted

Patti’s Trading Post will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Owners Patti and Tony Anderson will serve coffee and cookies, and kids will get a cowboy hat until they run out.

“Braham is a busy town,” Patti said. “It’s kind of a central location for people to get their tack. After other tack stores closed, this will be a great location for it.”

She said horses have always been a part of their lives, so having a tack store is a dream of hers. The shop will mostly sell horse tack—saddles, bridles, bits and more—but they’ll also have thrift items such as clothing and household goods with a horse theme.

Tony and Patti offered a “sneak peak” of Patti’s Trading Post during Braham Pie Day on Aug. 3. They used it as an opportunity to hand out flyers about the store’s opening.

“We did a little bit of business that day, but we’ve had a lot of interest in the meantime,” Patti said.

Patti Anderson and her husband Tony stand in front of some merchandise at Patti’s Trading Post.

Patti Anderson and her husband Tony stand in front of some merchandise at Patti’s Trading Post.

Her goal down the road is to be open seven days a week and add a Western wedding section. For now, she and Tony are anxious to start this venture.

“We’re really excited to be able to do this and give it a shot. We’re hoping the public response to what we’re doing is positive,” Patti said. “This weekend, I’m looking forward to a whole bunch of people coming in and having people excited that we’re there.”

After the grand opening on Saturday, regular business hours will be Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Patti’s Trading Post is located at 105 Central Drive West in Braham. The store can be reached by calling 651-434-9855 or e-mailing pattistradingpost@yahoo.com. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pattistradingpost.

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