Wesley Lassen, owner of Birmingham, AL-based The Cook Store of Mountain Brook, has been nominated for Retailer of the Year by the Alabama Retail Association.
According to Over The Mountain Journal, a local news outlet, The Cook Store of Mountain Brook was one of 54 entries that made the cut from more than 100 nominations.
Lassen took the reins more than 19 years ago from previous owner Betty Knight. Opened in 1975 by Sam Franks, the store was originally called The Kitchen Shoppe. The store marked its 40th year in business in 2015.