Wells Drug February

The Dotted Daisy, formerly The Gray Haired Trout, is under new ownership as of Feb. 1

New owner Betsy Harris stands near her new shipment of spring and Easter décor.

Locals may have noticed a new name in downtown Albion this month.
The former Gray Haired Trout, which opened its doors in September 2011, has rebranded to become The Dotted Daisy as of Feb. 1, 2019.
The hours will remain the same Tuesday through Saturday, expect the store will now be closed on Sunday and Monday.
The store is now under the ownership of Albion native Betsy Harris, who has managed the shop since its inception.
The new name was first introduced by Harris’ sister, Jamie Kohl, who owns Barn Wood & Brushstrokes next door to The Dotted Daisy.
“When she said the name out loud, I instantly knew that was the one,” Harris said.
Originally, the business operated out of what is now The Stirred Pot building.
The store moved to its current location about four years ago.
According to Harris, the store will feature mostly the same items, such as Swan Creek Candles, hand painted wooden signs and other home and garden décor, while also implementing more children and toy items.
Harris said there will also be some new food lines available at the shop.
Some other recent shipments include candied pecans, spring décor, new cookbooks and bird houses made entirely out of bird feed.
Harris said the best aspect of running the business is being able to pick out inventory and seeing what items customers like most.
Additionally, she said she’s extremely fortunate to have the flexibility that comes with being a business owner and manager.
“It’s so easy for me to wake up every morning and go into work,” Harris said. “I love what I do and I love being surrounded by fun items all day long. Through my business, I hope to offer unique gift options to our community and be a place where people can find a little something for everyone.”