Despite the early hour, the turnout was good. Everyone was allowed inside after the staff raised an American flag donated by veterans from the local American Legion post. People wasted no time wandering throughout the store to look at everything from crossbows to camping equipment.
Even some of Goschinski’s relatives were present at the ribbon-cutting to welcome the new location.
His mother Yvonne Goschinski and sister Valerie Snyder took a look around the store after the ceremony.
“We’re so proud of Mike and we’re so happy,” said Yvonne “Mama G” Goschinski. “He’s good for any community, that’s for sure.”
According to Milan manager Kelly Walker, Mike Goschinski originally opened Fin Feather Fur in 1985.
“It was a small cinderblock building that expanded out,” she said.
Since then, it has continued to expand to several locations around the area. After doing some research, Goschinski decided it could fill a niche in Milan township.
“It’s going to bring a lot of folks in for them and for us,” said Milan mayor Steve Rockwell during the ribbon-cutting.
Village administrator Brian Rospert was also present. He also gave Fin Feather Fur and staff a warm welcome to the community.
“Thanks for choosing the township of Milan,” he said.