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A Liége waffle made of ham, goat cheese and raspberry preserves.

The Iron Waffle Coffee Company

at Sherwood Forest is located at 8785 Interlachen Road, Lake Shore, MN. Phone: 218-963-6317. Daily specials posted on their Facebook page.

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“I always wanted to have a store in Nisswa,” said Stacy. “Always had a dream to have my own little something. Never dreamed it would be this.” She loves Nisswa but Nisswa has an overabundance of boutiques. Stacy knew she wanted to do something unique, not just compete. John Poston, one of the owners of Sherwood Forest, came to Stacy and her friend PJ Overvold, with an idea. Stacy was working for PJ at the Red Umbrella and the two women had decorated Sherwood Forest for the 2014 Christmas season. John admired the beautiful job they’d done and proposed they open a boutique in the old Sherwood Forest bunkhouse. Stacy didn’t feel a boutique would work well in the woods. “I have this waffle iron,” she said, “and I’ve eaten an iron waffle.” They could do the waffle idea in a small space. Stacy is intuitive and she felt good about this for a specialty niche. John was unsure at first, but after he looked up the whole waffle thing, he came back excited

about it. Her germ of an idea was planted and ready to sprout. It came together fast. Opening day was June 3, 2015, and part of the reason this took off like it did was the location. Stacy was thinking later they probably shouldn’t have opened at such a busy time of the year. The first few weekends they were swamped. One day PJ came out with friends and ended up in the kitchen doing dishes. Stacy’s sister and stepdad also had their hands in the dishwater. It was a team effort from the beginning. One of the lead team members is Kay Saxvold. Kay, who had known Stacy since she was born, hired her at age 14 to work at the Nisswa and Pine River Dairy Queen. She worked alongside Sarah Markham all the way to high school graduation. In the great circle of life, Kay and Sarah are now Stacy’s trusted employees. “To do this together with Kay and Sarah is really fun. John and PJ comprise more of the team. I also have tons of family support.” Kay does all the baking at the Iron

Her Voice Magazine Spring 2016 issue  

Living Through Lyme Disease: This woman overcame the odds of a debilitating disease to run a marathon. • Razing the Barn: In her personal es...

Her Voice Magazine Spring 2016 issue  

Living Through Lyme Disease: This woman overcame the odds of a debilitating disease to run a marathon. • Razing the Barn: In her personal es...

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