SBA 504 Success Story: Cooks on Main

Founded in 2010 by Angela Skogen, Cooks on Main is a specialty kitchen store located on Main Street in Williston, North Dakota. It markets itself as the culinary destination for the region, offering something for everybody from the seasoned chef to the novice beginner.

Originally, Cooks on Main had 2,450 squre footage of main floor retail space which included a kitchen for the cooking classes. The business was soon overflowing with product crammed into the limited space, forcing Skogen to turn away people who wanted to take cooking classes.

With an SBA 504 loan from Lewis & Clark Development Group, Skogen was able to purchase the building next door, renovate both buildings, purchase equipment, and refinance a portion of existing debt on the project. The SBA 504 loan also allowed Cooks on Main to expand its full- and part-time staff and add a full culinary center.

Company Name: 
Cooks on Main
Location: 
Williston, ND