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M's Tailor owner Maneewan Lee puts the finishing touches on a traditional Thai garment. Lee has studied the art of sewing since she was a child. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

New Cottage Grove tailor shop boasts 15 years of experience


The small, roughly 300-square-foot space in East St. Paul's Hmong Village shopping center just didn't fit the growing clientele at M's Tailor shop.

Owner and longtime seamstress Maneewan Lee, who operated out of the busy neighborhood store for three years, wanted something with more parking, less vehicle traffic and in an area that did not already have what she could offer.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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