Traveling Taxidermy Instructor Opens Chicago Storefront – The Niche Lab

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Mickey Alice Kwapis (Kyla Gardner / DNAinfo)

HUMBOLDT PARK — Mickey Alice Kwapis grew her first business investment — $5 on a dead rat — into a Humboldt Park storefront.

The taxidermy instructor held inaugural classes at The Niche Lab, 3328 W. North Ave., over the weekend, teaching students to slice and stuff rabbits and rats.​

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