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Mack ready to slow down

September 20, 2013
Chris Bieri - Tribune Editor , Pierce County Tribune

Deb Mack says she wants to slow down, not get busier.

So after more than 16 years in the location, Mack has sold the Mack Plaza where she has operated her CPA business and Carol Ann's Teapot.

The building was purchased by Rugby Subway owner Brian Jensen, who Mack said will move his business into the building as well as maintain the laundromat at the Plaza.

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Deb Mack stands behind the register at Carol Ann’s Teapot at the Mack Plaza which she has operated for the past 16 years before recently selling the building.

"We built the building in May of 1997," Mack said. "There used to be an old hardware store. By July, we had the laundromat functioning. I've had my office here since 1997. (There were two rooms) where the insurance agency was and when they moved, that's when I did the library and photo room."

Mack said the property listed previously, but didn't have any bites.

"We had listed it for a year knowing that there really wasn't anything available in Minot," Mack said. "We just kind of thought some oil company would come in and want an office. It didn't sell at that time and then just recently (Jensen) came over and was wondering about it. It's a free-standing building so he can add anything he wants."

Mack said there may still be room in the plaza for another business to move in.

She said she'll continue her CPA business out of her home office and will slowly sell off the remaining inventory of Carol Ann's Teapot.

"I have a big office on the front of my house," she said. "That's where I started in 1987. I'm moving back there. I don't need to be on Main Street. I've been at this for 27 years, I'm as busy as I need to be. As far as the antique shop, whatever is left, we purchased a big crate that goes on a semi truck and we'll box it up. I have a small booth at the Moorhead Antique Mall and I'll just slowly filter down there."

Mack said she has daughters in both West Fargo and Barnesville, Minn., which will allow her to travel to visit them on a regular basis while bringing antiques to the Moorhead Mall.

"I have the best of both worlds going down there," she said.



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