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Cooks’ Emporium Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Ames, IA-based Cooks’ Emporium is marking its 40th anniversary with a month-long celebration. The store is hosting deals on cookware, bakeware, gadgets, cutlery and Olivelle olive oils on a weekly basis throughout October.

“We have a whole month of celebrating 40 years in business with cooking classes, giveaways, food samples and VIP night. Check out our website for more information or swing in to say ‘hi!’ Celebrate something amazing in this community all thanks to Marg,” was posted on the store’s Facebook page.

In 1979, Margaret Junkhan established Cooks’ Emporium after several years of teaching French cooking classes with the Ames Continuing Education Program. Mindy Bergstrom purchased the store from Junkhan in 2018. She recently remodeled the store, gutting it to maximize space and adding a new kitchen.

The store was also named HTI’s Rising Star retailer at the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show.

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