Lois Granstrom

Auburn puts welcome mat out for summer tourist season

A frothy economy – and, with it, the promise of a buoyant summer tourism season -- is moving into high gear, with Auburn poised to catch a share of some pent-up wanderlust am ...

Auburn puts out welcome mat for summer tourism

A frothy economy – and, with it, the promise of a buoyant summer tourism season — is moving into high gear, with Auburn poised to catch a share of some pent-up wanderlu ...

Auburn has Valentine’s Day deals, treats, and good eats

Valentine’s Day is Thursday and love is in the air in Auburn. In honor of the holiday, several local businesses are offering special deals and treats. Shoppers can find gif ...

Liquor Outlet celebreates 30 years in business

As he celebrates 30 years in business at the Liquor Outlet, Pete Aroz Sr. is looking toward the future. He recently moved the store to an adjacent spot in the commercial center he ...

Local shops see positive results from Small?Business Saturday

The nationwide Small Business Saturday campaign struck a chord in Auburn. It was great reinforcement for shopping local, according to Liz Briggs, co-owner of Downtown’s Auburn D ...

Holiday shopping shifts into high gear in Auburn

Black Friday deals or unique gift finds — both were in demand this weekend as the traditional holiday shopping season began. Many shoppers braved hours in near-freezing temperat ...

Familiar Faces: Lois Granstrom — owner of The Chocolate Shoppe and Gift Emporium

Q. How long have you been the owner of The Chocolate Shoppe? A. We started in 1996, so we are going on 15 years. We started in the Gold Country Mall and then moved into this locat ...