About Us


Welcome To The Mole Hole

Mr. Mole's house in the children's story "Wind in the Willows," was the inspiration for the naming of the magical gift shop, THE MOLE HOLE.  The original store was opened in Michigan by a former school teacher, Jack Harris, in an underground shop beneath the local general store.  The name, coupled with that original location, perpetuated a fairytale magic that carries over into its sister stores today.

The owner, Linda Kopperud, has a background in the corporate world.  Twenty-nine years ago she was looking for a different business challenge and decided to go into retail.

She opened her first store in 1980 in Santa Monica, CA.  There she became a director of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce.  She also became a charter member, and Chairperson, of the Santa Monica Visitors and Convention Bureau.

In 1993 she moved the store to San Clemente, CA.

Since then The Mole Hole of San Clemente has been named one of the 5 most charitable stores in Orange County, and Linda has been named "Business Woman of the Year."  She was honored, with other business people from all over the country, at a dinner, in Washington DC, with the President of the United States.

Linda is a past president of the San Clemente Sunrise Rotary Club, and a two-time Assistant District Governor of Rotary District 5340.  She served on the Board of Directors of Laura's House Battered Women and Children's Shelter for 11 years, on the board of the Capo Valley Symphony for 7 years, and is a member of The Sand Dollar Guild of the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA.

Themolehole.net is a new venture for Linda, and she is excited about offering the same magic she had in her store.

Don't forget to view "You Can't Live Without," and "Great Buys."  Look for her newsletter.

Thank you for visiting themoleholeonline.net, the e-store of The Mole Hole of San Clemente.  You'll be glad you did.