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Meet the DreamKeepers


Now that the DreamKeepers are back in action at the Cottage Tea Room, we thought you may want to know a little bit more about them.  Anyone who knows them, knows their story is definitely unique.  They have known each other since childhood.  Their friendship has endured the test of time AND survived running a business together.  


In 1998,  the friends  became “empty nesters” and were looking for their next adventure.


 About the same time, their friend Betsy Corley was trying to sell the family home.  Betsy was torn about her decision.  When the ladies found out the house was for sale, they approached Betsy about their vision.  They planned preserve this historic home in Duluth and create a gathering place for the community they loved.  Betsy knew this was the perfect fit for her childhood home and requested the facility be called the Payne-Corley House in honor of her mother Frances Payne and Minor Corley.  


And so, the DreamKeepers began renovations….



They put their heart and soul into renovation and restoring the Payne-Corley House and creating a destination for the community.  

58In this blog series, we will let you get to know each DreamKeepers and the special role and talents they brought to the early days of the Payne-Corley House and now to the Cottage Tea Room.  


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