Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Know Nebraska: Anne Marie's in Paxton

It took nearly half a year for Leah Fote to transform the dilapidated Paxton Union Pacific Depot from an unused relic into Anne Marie's, a vibrant local gathering place.
Railroad buffs who stop for a delicious latte and pastry will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Union Pacific Railroad right outside the front door.
Inside, you'll appreciate all of the dedication it took to restore the interior into a beautiful coffee shop and home made goods store.
Anne Marie's carries floral arrangements from Paxton’s florist, pencil drawings by Britt Kuenning and flour mixes from the Wauneta Flour Mill.
Her coffee is from the country’s oldest coffee merchant, Gillies Coffee in Brooklyn.
Historical Photo on the wall snowing Chinese immigrants working on the railroad.
Outside is an annex where Anne Marie's has already needed to expand to house her antiques that are for sale.

Anne Marie's is located directly south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks in Paxton, about a half-mile north of Interstate 80. If you're stopping for a meal at the iconic Ole's Big Game Lounge, or local favorite Windy Gap Saloon, it's worth a stop at this quaint coffee/gift/craft/antique shop.

If you're overnighting at the Days Inn of Paxton at I-80, be sure to make the quick trip into town for experiences you won't want to miss.

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