A long-time tourist destination among the downtown New Ulm businesses began a “Going Out Of Business Sale” Monday. Owner Nancy Kokesch is closing the Country Loft and Doll Haus after 30 years in business. She says the store will be open regular hours with a 40% sale on all products until all the merchandise is sold. Kokesch says that the decision to close the business was not due to financial distress, but rather to allow her to pursue a life focused on volunteer work. She also plans to do business consulting work. One of her specialty products at the Country Loft, GnomeMade Fudge, has been sold to another local business which will own the trademark and recipes.