Purple Fern Finalizing Plans For Downtown Brainerd Location
2017 was an exciting year for the Brainerd business community as the Destination Downtown competition was rolled out, providing a package worth $50,000 to an aspiring or up-and-coming business in an effort to revitalize the downtown area. The competition’s winner in 2017 was The Purple Fern, a hobby turned business opportunity.
The dream of owning a business is what drove The Purple Fern Bath Company owner Brenda Billman-Arndt to the competition and ultimately coming out on top.
The committee that selected the winner saw a passion and energy surrounding The Purple Fern, which will be moving to the Laurel Street storefront in 2018.
Billman-Arndt says she has been overwhelmed by the support of the community throughout the process, as her dreams are now becoming a reality.
After renovations to the space, the Purple Fern will be moving into Downtown Brainerd sometime in early-to-mid 2018.