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Steve Fladeboe's building at 514 Pacific Ave. S.W. was the site of a produce business dating back to 1916. The Gamble Robinson Company operated a produce warehouse until 1986. The building was used by another company and then stood empty until Fladeboe moved his business, Excel Overhead Door, there about five years ago. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Renovated downtown building showcases early businesses, people

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WILLMAR -- Step inside Steve Fladeboe's downtown business and you'll see not only a restored produce warehouse but a growing photo collection showcasing early business people.


Fladeboe is enhancing the showroom's beautiful old brick and timber architecture at his Excel Overhead Door with photos of decades-past street scenes, businesses and their owners and family members.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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