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Abra Landscaping expands in Crosslake

Abra Landscaping in Crosslake is expanding its nursery and garden center. The company will sell natural stone products such as flagstone, retaining wall stone and other landscape supplies.

Abra is also opening a commercial supply, which will sell equipment for bobcats, snowplowing equipment and other lawn maintenance equipment.

Also in Crosslake, Savvy Mercantile has opened. The Brainerd Lakes Chamber’s website describes the store as carrying antiques, vintage items and gifts. It’s located north of the Crosslake Dairy Queen.

Lakes Area Guns and Ammo opened Sept. 1 in Crosslake on County Road 3, just south of town. The store shares a building with Lakes Area Rental.

Owner Jeff Ganske said the store carries rifles, shotguns, handguns, assault rifles, ammunition and gun safes.

The store is open year-round, and Ganske said the store is carries ammo that can be hard to find.

Two new stores are in the works in Ossipee. Grandpa’s General store, located north of the Northwoods Inne on County Road 3, will open this winter.

Across the street, Dick and Jayne’s Spot hopes to open on Memorial Day. Richard and Jaynee Schultz plan a coffee shop serving light breakfast with a retail area for local artists to show their wares.

The couple is using almost entirely recycled materials and is performing a complete remodel on the building’s interior.