Sale may avert closure of Made Local Marketplace in Santa Rosa

26 June 2020

Photo from Press Democrat (Kent Porter)

Made Local Marketplace, the downtown Santa Rosa consignment emporium of gifts and wares made by local artisans, appears likely to survive the economic havoc of the pandemic after all.

Founders Kelley Rajala and Pam Dale, who announced plans last week to close the store at month’s end, are now finalizing a deal to sell the business to a Sebastopol woman.

“It feels like it was meant to be,” said buyer Willow Peterson. “It was one of those kismet things. We just have to make it happen.”

Peterson is a Hawaii native who came to west Sonoma County five years ago. She owns Sebastopol-based Sage Real Estate Investments and refers to herself as “a farmer, a maker and a lover of all things Sonoma-made.”

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