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A new Paula Deen retail store is coming to East Tennessee to go along with her new restaurant.

Thursday the company announced plans for a new retail store in Downtown Gatlinburg, just about 10 miles from her new restaurant. Customers should be able to get everything they need to cook like Paula.

"We're gonna have the cookware, but not just the cookware; we're also gonna have cookbooks, spices, chocolate, t-shirts, hats, everything that everyone walking around Downtown Gatlinburg will need and love from the Paula Deen brand," said Monica Gotshall.

The store is set to open by mid-June, while the restaurant will open later this summer.

You can also catch Paula Dean herself during some live performances at the LeConte Center in June.

For more information on the restaurant, visit http://www.pauladeen.com/.

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