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Redemption Bookstore will open Saturday at 201 Sand Lake Road, in the Center 90 shopping center in Onalaska.

The Christian bookstore is a division of nonprofit Redemption Ministries Inc., which was established last April, said Bonice Sipley, who is the bookstore’s manager and president of the nonprofit group. She has 18 years of experience working in and managing Shepherd’s Voice Christian Bookstore and Living Word Christian Bookstore.

The new store will sell faith-based books, Bibles, gifts, greeting cards, music, videos and teaching CDs and will give away all used Bibles that are donated, Sipley said.

Rooms can be used by groups or individuals for Bible studies, prayer, meetings, book clubs, game nights or just sitting around to talk, she said. There also are several informal seating areas.

Store hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A women’s faith-based recovery group will begin meeting in the conference room in March, and the Redemption organization hopes to offer a group for men in the near future.

It also plans to partner with Holmen’s Hope and work to open a food pantry in Holmen. And it is looking into opening a resale store in Holmen. It also has a long-term goal of establishing after-care services to help support people who are reentering society after being incarcerated.

For more information, call the store at 608-881-6300, or visit or the group’s Facebook page.

Hallman Lindsay Paints has moved its local store to the building at 820 Second Ave. S., off Hwy. 35 in Onalaska, that formerly housed Tiny’s Big and Tall Men’s Store.

The paint store opened at the new location Feb. 1 and will have its grand opening sometime in April. It previously was in Onalaska’s Crossing Meadows Shopping Center.

The store has about 6,300 square feet at the new location, compared with about 1,900 square feet previously. With much more space, the store carries a larger inventory, displays more products and also has begun offering Benjamin Moore products.

Based in Sun Prairie, Wis., Hallman Lindsay is a manufacturer and retailer of paints and stains. Most of its customers are professional painters. But its stores also sell paint, stains and supplies such as brushes, rollers, ladders, thinners and spray equipment to the public.

Onalaska store manager Melissa Braund said new hours there are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit or the company’s Facebook page.

Kid’s Couture Resale Boutique moved from La Crosse to 108 N. Leonard St. in downtown West Salem, effective Jan. 27. The new location is across the street from the post office.

Kid’s Couture buys and sells children’s clothing, as well as maternity clothing, nursing tops, toys, children’s books and baby equipment.

It also sells new Melissa & Doug toys; boutique items such as necklaces and head bands and offers consignment sales of items made by area crafters, such as girl’s dresses, crocheted hats and ruffled diaper covers.

“We’ve also started selling apparel and accessories for juniors,” said Amanda Fortney, who with her husband Brock bought the business in 2014. They live in West Salem.

“We try to carry mostly brand-name things that are in good condition,” Fortney said.

New hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The store’s new telephone number is 608-786-1009 and it is on Facebook. Its grand reopening probably will be this spring, Fortney said.

A2Z Social Design LLC will have an open house from 2:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in Suite 1B at 611 Main St. in Onalaska, where it moved in October. A ribbon cutting will be at 3 p.m.

James and Rebecca Edwards own the business. It’s a local advertising and marketing agency that specializes in social media strategy.

The firm’s website is and it also is on Facebook and other social media platforms.

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Steve Cahalan can be reached at or at 608-782-9710, ext. 8819.


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I thought we already had one on theater road?


that one closed over a year ago.


Oh ok. I honestly didn't know that.

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