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Chapter 2 Books finds new location

Chapter 2 Books has found a new location, according to owner Brian Roegge.

The bookstore will be moving into the lower level of the building at 226 Locust Street when it vacates its current premises on Second Street at the end of the month, Roegge said.

The Locust Street building is where the Hudson Star-Observer used to have its offices. It’s now occupied by Hello the House home décor store and a number of other businesses.

Roegge was forced to seek a new location after Hudson dentist Melissa Deeg purchased building that the bookstore has occupied since June 2011. Deeg plans to move her Spring Creek Dental office into the building at 422 Second Street.

Monday night, the Hudson City Council approved Deeg’s plans for a 1,144-square-foot addition at the rear of the building.

“It was a pretty stressful two weeks when we didn’t have any place. We couldn’t find anything. And then all of a sudden, boom, we had two spots to choose from,” said Roegge, who operates the Chapter 2 Books with his wife, Sue.

Roegge said they chose the building at 226 Locust over the former Dilly Dally in the Alley space beneath the current Dilly Dally shop.

Friday, Feb. 28, is the last day of business for Chapter 2 Books in its current location. Friends of the bookstore are going to help the Roegges move their inventory to the Locust Street building over the weekend.

Roegge said they would be open in the new location “pretty much right away.”

“I’m always ready to sell books,” he said.

Randy Hanson

Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.

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