Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Kaleidoscope Shop Owner Keeps Eye on Business.(Business)

Byline: Donna Redman For the Journal

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Peralta resident Pat Asay has a passion for kaleidoscopes.

So three years ago, Asay and her friend, Pat Branda, opened La Casita de Kaleidoscopes in the Patio Market in Albuquerque's Old Town, selling nothing but kaleidoscopes.

"They say to do what you love, so we followed our instincts and did what we love. It works," Asay said in a phone interview.

Since January, Asay has been the sole owner of the little shop. Asay and her two puppies, Gizzy and Muffin, are in the shop part of the time; Lesley Miller helps out the rest of the time. Asay's husband, Jim, occasionally gets in on the act. …

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