Proprietors Ted and Cheire Frick brought life back into a vacant storefront when they opened this retail establishment on May 20, 2013. It's filled with a host of unique antiques and collectibles, jewelry and coins. You'll also find many fine antique wood pieces that have been brought back to life by ICECUBE's own Shane Dugan, known area-wide for his professional furniture restoration. It's said that Ted Frick is somewhat of a coin fanatic! Prior to buying the building, Ted operated Ice Cube for over 18 years solely as an online business dealing in coins and some jewelry. Now the brick and mortar presence on Main Street affords them space to add the beautifully refinished furniture and other fine collectables. But it doesn't stop there.
ICECUBE's claim to fame is that they are one of the largest suppliers of wild harvested Chaga in the country. Chaga is a hard mushroom-type non-toxic fungal parasite that grows on birch trees and is said to have the highest level of anti-oxidants of any food in the world. Shane Dugan spearheads the Chaga operation and says that in addition to the ground version for tea, by the end of February ICECUBE will also have Chaga extracts available and may offer other herb extracts in the future. Click here for more information on Chaga
Most recently, to expand their scope beyond EBay and an in-store presence, they have affiliated with Do-Bid.com (an online auction site) where they plan to increase their efforts in Estate sales.
Originally from International Falls, the Fricks moved to the Remer area in 1998 where Ted took the position of Post Master in Outing and later for Remer & Longville. He is now retired from the United States Postal Service after 27 years. Cheire was a registered nurse working in the Grand Rapids and Deer River Hospitals, and now works alongside her husband and daughter Elizabeth at ICECUBE.
Ted, Cheire and Shane have been active members of the Remer Chamber, helping out with many Chamber events and promotions. Cheire originated and organizes the popular Christmas Crawl event in December. ICECUBE is also a proud sponsor of the Grand Rapids Roller Derby team for a 2nd year.
Store hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and they offer free coin appraisals. Stop in or visit them on the web at: www.theicecubetray.com