Cullman Magazine Fall 2018 - Page 24

Cullman Culture John & Judi Caples bringing back A Touch of German A TOUCH OF GERMAN German-themed gifts, food Owners: John & Judi Caples Opening date: Oct. 1, 2018 a Vision of the Heart By DAVID PALMER J ust days before the tapping of the keg signals the start of Oktoberfest 2018, an old familiar business will reopen its doors to begin a new adventure. Under the loving guidance and ownership of John and Judi Caples, A Touch of German will swing open its doors Oct. 1 with some familiar items in place, and a lot of new merchandise to ap- peal to shoppers. The re-opening comes after the store sat dor- mant for more than three years, waiting for a new owner to carry on the tradition of selling German- themed gifts. Judi pondered the idea of owning the store for a long time. Walking by, she stopped and jotted down the phone number. Everything felt right. She was German-born. Her mother, Rita Gartner Pow- Hubert Richter and Clara Howard in the shop in the late 80s. 24 SPECIAL TO CULLMAN MAGAZINE Cullman magazine | FALL 2018