Rosedale Water Store to open in Fort Dodge

Located in a historic building, the business will be a ‘one stop shop’ for water

-Messenger photo by Peter Kaspari
John Miles, who handles operations for Rosedale Water Store, and owner Jana Riley pose next to the store’s sign. The Rosedale Water Store and Rosedale Water Company are expected to open in mid-January in Fort Dodge.

A new water company is coming to Fort Dodge and will take up occupancy in a historic building in downtown Fort Dodge.

The Rosedale Water Store, 311 First Ave. N., is set to open in mid-January.

The building once housed the Rosedale Creamery, and according to John Miles who handles operations for Rosedale Water Store, much of the equipment in the building will be useful to them.

“The Rosedale Building has a well in it that they used to make ice cream with,” Miles said. “And it’s a very pristine well. So they’re going to take that water, purify it, ozonate it, bottle it and sell it.”

Miles said he and owner Jana Riley are working with Mike Doyle, who owns the building, on getting the business up and running.

“We met with him one day, and that’s when (the idea for the water store) was born and hatched,” Miles said.

Riley said Doyle is going to help with the equipment.

“He’s going to have the equipment, which is state-of-the-art,” she said.

The equipment, which is all computerized, will be able to bottle and wrap all of the water before it gets sent out.

Riley added the store aims to have really great customer service.

Miles agreed.

“We’re going to have a great delivery service where our customer service is our ultimate goal,” he said. “One hundred percent satisfaction.”

Riley said the store will offer help in getting its products out to the cars for delivery and pickup. She also said Rosedale Water Store wants to give back to the community.

“That’s a huge goal,” Miles added. “To keep it in Fort Dodge and bring back to the community.”

In addition to the Rosedale Water Store, there will also be the Rosedale Water Company, which Doyle will be in charge of, Miles said.

Doyle, at the water company, will be preparing small 16.9 ounce bottles for use around the country “for convenience stores and grocery stores,” according to Miles.

“We’re doing a 60-mile radius around Fort Dodge,” he said. “We do residential and commercial delivery.”

Riley said, once the store opens, they will be able to offer a variety of products and services for customers.

“Water, coffee, water softeners,” she said.

“Water coolers, coffee brewers, crocks, stands,” Miles added.

“Reverse osmosis,” Riley continued. “Pretty much anything.”

She also said the coffee provided by the store will be fresh, and will be provided by Mid America Roasterie, of Des Moines.

“They will specially roast our coffee for us,” she said.

Miles said the ultimate goal for the Rosedale Water Store is to be there for the community’s water needs.

“Basically, we’re going to offer people a choice between what’s here already and the superior product with superior customer service. Period,” he said. “And we will be a one-stop shop for all things water.”

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