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Krier's Men's Shop

101 E Main

107 E Main

113 E Main


Ambrose Krier





Portion of image WHS_006_010b, c.1960/101 E Main



04 17†††††† A new business, Maloneyís Gift Shop, located at 101 Main Street, the former location of Krierís, Inc., will open for business this weekend.The gift shop will feature a complete line of personal and home accessories, such as towels, greeting cards, luggage, jewelry, hand bags, clocks, paper products, etc.Mr. Maloney invites the public to visit the store at its grand opening on Friday and Saturday.The store has been remodeled and redecorated.†† WDT



113 East Main Street/ The Goeldner Building




03 30†††††† Krier's Store for Men will relocate in the building formerly occupied by Kern's Men's Store, according to Richard Peterson, Krier's owner.Plans to be in the new location at 107 East Main Street by June.The store is now at 113 East Main Street. Peterson and his wife, Kate, are buying the building from Mr. and Mrs. John Bloedorn of Watertown, who owned and operated Kern's for many years.Kern's closed in December 1985 after 47 years of business.Peterson said he plans to have some work done on the front of the building.Changes will coincide with downtown revitalization plans.The inside of the store will be remodeled and carpeting will be added.The new location will increase store space by about 1,000 square feet.



11 30†††††† Dick and Kate Peterson, owners of Krierís Store for Men in Watertown, have opened a second store in Winona, Minn.The new Krierís is located in the Plaza Square building in space formerly occupied by Esquire Court, a menís clothing store that closed earlier this year.While on a visit to Winona, the Petersons discovered that Winona was a ďvery nice communityĒ without a menís store.The new store, which opened last week, carries moderate priced merchandise similar to the Watertown store.Dick Peterson said the store sells quality menís sportswear and dresswear, including name brands.The Petersons have family ties to Winona.Kateís father, Ambrose, was born in Winona.He started the Watertown store over 40 years ago.The Petersons bought the business from him 12 years ago.Dick Peterson has been associated with the Watertown store for 23 years.



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A pool hall will be allowed to go into a Main Street location, despite opposition from some downtown business owners.The Watertown Plan Commission voted unanimously to grant a conditional use permit for the billiards business, which did have support from other downtown business owners, as well as numerous pool players.Dean Roeseler, owner of Pool Doctors, 1303 W. Main St., wants to move his business into the former Krier's Store for Men, 107 E. Main St.



11 13†††††† Planners approve pool hall

The Watertown Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit for a new business to open at the former Hot Shots pool hall at 107 E. Main St.Brian Shanklin has purchased the bar from former owner Carl Strzyzewski.Shanklin said he is currently planning on using the second floor of the building as storage but said he may install an elevator in the future to open up the second and third floors for use.




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