Next Event Rentals moves to downtown Hastings
After moving the business in mid-January, Next Event Rentals is getting settled in its new location.
Next Event Rentals, previously located at 1800 Vermillion St., has moved to 214 Ramsey St. The move, owner Mindi Tronnier said, was made to create a space of their own, as well as create more convenience for customers.
"There wasn't a good place for customers to park. It's death defying right there on the highway. This place has a back door in the alley so people can pick up their inventory and drop it off easily," Tronnier said.
Tronnier and her husband, Matt, took over the business in January 2018. For almost 10 years, the business was owned and operated as Affordable Elegance by Brooke Ptacek-Baker, who died in a motorcycle accident in 2016.
Tronnier had rented from Ptacek-Baker when she threw an annual event for her neighbors for many years.
"We're from Prescott. They are from Prescott. We knew that the business was for sale. It's something I had always wanted to do, so we came in and took over the entire area, the entire inventory — everything that she had there," Tronnier said.
Since taking over, the Tronniers have decided to go their own way, recreating a business for themselves, while offering the same services with a brand new inventory. An online inventory and various levels of event coordinating services are available as well.
The Tronniers have also worked to make the business something that their two daughters, Olivia, 20, and Sydney, 17, and 13-year-old twins, James and Luke, could be involved in.
"The girls will help us with set up. The boys aren't working yet, but my husband does all the lighting and draping, and he does deliveries," Tronnier said.
The family-oriented entrepreneurial spirit comes from Matt's father, Tronnier said, who opened Papa Tronnio's Pizza in Prescott.
"He had seven kids. They started that pizza shop because they knew those seven kids would need to work," Tronnier said. "When we bought this business, we thought it would be a good job for our family."
More information on rentals and event coordination can be found at www.nexteventrentals.net. Appointments for event coordination can be made by calling 651-437-6050.