B&B Market owners sell business to longtime employee
Over the last 33 years, B&B Market, the business he owns with his wife Kim, has won the Chamber’s Small Business of the Year award three times. At the banquet Tuesday, Sept. 28, however, John announced he and his wife were selling B&B Market and transitioning away from working at the shop.
The Linds have owned the business since 1988, but they worked at the Cloquet shop for 10 years prior to taking ownership from Kim’s parents, Gary and Dorothy Huard.
During the more than 40 years the couple has worked at B&B, John’s red apron has become iconic around Cloquet. After decades of working every day at the store, though, both are ready to step away.
“It’s pretty much seven days a week here,’ John said. “It takes a lot to run it and I couldn’t have done it without…