Open for business

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula now has its first run specialty store.

Queen City Running Company opened their doors for business this morning. They are located next to Dead River Coffee in downtown Marquette. The store is owned by Marquette native Kevin Thomsen, who has worked in the shoe industry for about twenty years. He says his goal is to provide footwear that keeps people moving forward, allows them to live as they like, and helps them find their happy pace.

“We don’t have any, what we call run specialty stores in the U.P.,” said Queen City Running Company Owner Kevin Thomsen, “so we’re the first store that’s come along. We’re just here to promote everything healthy footwear basically; you don’t have to be a runner to come buy shoes from us. We just want to get everybody up and active. If you have some pain in your feet, legs, knees, try to take care of it.”

Queen City Running Company officially opened this morning. Thomsen said that the first day of business started well.

For more information on Queen City Running Company click here for their website or here for their Facebook page.

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Caleb Scanlon
Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.