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Local coffee shop uses down time to make improvements


April 7, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Sharon Ofstad stands in her Hurley coffee shop on Friday, as renovation work continues while the business is closed during the coronavirus pandemic shutdown order. Her husband and sons, who are loggers, built new booths and tables from wood they cut and milled, then sanded, stained and varnished the original maple hardwood flooring.


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HURLEY — Sharon’s Coffee Company is accustomed to closing briefly for spring repairs, but the owners decided on a major project for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown order.

“We are lucky this pandemic didn’t come during snowmobile season,” said Sharon Ofstad, owner, noting that it tends to slow down after winter until Memorial Day weekend. “We had a wonderful winter and we’re looking forward to a great summer. Let’s hope everybody gets healthy and we get rid of this virus, the sooner the better.”

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