New retail life for a classic Beatrice Building

New retail life for a classic Beatrice Building Main Photo

22 Feb 2024


BEATRICE – For Teresa Zoellner, who has owned an interior design business ….the retail side of things wasn’t necessarily on the radar screen.

But that’s changed, with the opening of a new business…in a historic Beatrice building, no less.

“We had gone out of town for the Fourth of July, and I've loved this building since we moved here. When we came back into town there was a for-sale sign. I said to my husband, oh my gosh, that building's for sale, that I loved. Then, within a week, I had it bought...and then I had to decide what to do with it.”

The Lang Building, as it’s been known at Sixth and Ella, now houses Zoellner Design Company on the first floor of the three-story structure. The building dates back to 1907…. formerly a grocery store. The second floor once housed a salon. The main floor is now an elegant retail space and one of the newest additions to the downtown.  "My daughters suggested that maybe we should introduce coffee...and I think it was a good idea. It kind of helped people to maybe sit here and enjoy this beautiful building and not just walk in and walk out.....enjoy it."

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