BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Comet Theater [Cook, Minn.]
By Ian Carlson

Where else but the Northland would you find a movie theater, that’s also a coffee shop, that’s ALSO a clothing, gift and antique shop? The historic Comet Theater in Cook.

Originally opened in 1939, the Comet is the oldest continuously running theater in Minnesota. The theater has always been owned by people local to Cook and that didn’t change when Carol Carlson bought the place in 2000.

Since then, the then theater only, has slowly evolved to the multifaceted business that it is today. (Although the coffee shop went up right away!)

Carlson’s remodeling projects have included adding windows across the front of the lobby area, along with lights, to get light in for the coffee shop, and all the merchandise displayed throughout. The wares themselves include fashion clothing, handbags, jewelry, dishes, signs, lamps and much, much more. …

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