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Minnesota Builder Makes Something Special for the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny visits Miller Hill Mall in Duluth, Minnesota, every year. This spring, however, the mall added something special to his set for visiting with the children.

A prop shed built by local builder, Duluth Shed.

“We got the job to build that prop shed because we have a display of sheds in the parking lot,” says Lee Gelineau, owner of Duluth Shed. “Because we have had a good relationship over the years, we decided to re-up our contract, and this was part of the deal.”

Mall management wanted a rustic look for the prop shed, and Gelineau says the company had to put a 12/12 pitch roof on it to give it the right look.

“But because of height restrictions, we had to come up with a way to make the roof removable,” he says. “They also wanted grass on the roof so we threw on some AstroTurf.”


“The company was skillful at bringing our rough vision to life, and we look forward to making this shed the centerpiece of our Easter Bunny set for many years to come,” says Randall Jackson, director of marketing and business development for Miller Hill Mall.

The prop shed wasn’t just built for this Easter, however.

“This building will be used for Halloween, Christmas, and other events, so we used white windows so they could do accent lighting to change colors based on the season,” Gelineau says. “For Christmas, they will be using the simulated fluffy snow on the roof. Halloween, they will use spider webs, etc.”

And Duluth Shed got the prop shed just right, since Randall says it was the perfect backdrop for the hundreds of children who took photos with the Easter Bunny.

“We are incredibly pleased with the decorative shed that Duluth Shed built for our Easter Bunny set at Miller Hill Mall,” he says. “The shed, which includes a detachable roof for easy storage during the offseason, has received extremely positive reviews from our guests.”


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