Local Retail Stories

Veldkamp´s Flowers in Denver Colorado

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Veldkamp´s Flowers in Denver Colorado

When we saw the florist and retail shop´s first wholesale order come in we were very excited! It is nostalgic. As they keep Idea Chíc cards stocked we feel great about the thought people in Denver are receiving their flowers and our cards together!   

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Leevers Locavore North Denver Neighborhood Grocery

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Leevers Locavore North Denver Neighborhood Grocery

We love being part of a store that serves a community that values the same things. Local, well made products. Also, they are employee owned! A goal of Idea Chíc as well!

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Oblation Papers and Press in Portland, OR

Oblation Papers and Press in Portland, OR

We have been fans of Oblation Papers and Press long before Idea Chíc was part of our dream. They make their own handmade paper and it´s beautiful! Husband and wife founders Ron and Jennifer Rich opened their bucket list worthy stationery store in Portland, OR in 1998. Almost 10 years after selling their handmade paper at local markets.   In the fall of 2019 and a few months later we received their first and second wholesale order. Like everything neighborhood treasure retail, dates matter. They matter because after more than a pandemic filler year later, we still hear from them! We can´t express...

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The Denver Car Wash and Detailing Who Sources Local Products

The Denver Car Wash and Detailing Who Sources Local Products

It takes deliberate care to ensure a good customer experience in retail. Part of the reason we love our specialty retailers who are known for a specific service and add a well curated gift shop to that. Gleam Car Wash in Denver Colorado is an amazing example! During the summer of the Covid-19 Pandemic we get an opening wholesale order from a Denver area car was and detail center. We recognize Gleam Car Wash immediately as a beautiful car wash in the West Highlands neighborhood, naturally we took a closer look. A car wash customer waiting area and retail to...

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Groundswell Café and Garden TIVERTON, RI

Groundswell Café and Garden TIVERTON, RI

As entrepreneurs ourselves we are easily drawn to the stories behind the people who open brick and mortar retail in their towns. Meet David Fierabend, principal of Groundswell Design Group. With offices in Philadelphia and Detroit, the firm works with clients across the country to “activate” spaces with projects ranging in scale from large public parks, land art installations, restaurants and distilleries, to intimate cafés and pop-up activations. After years designing coffee shops for others, David wanted to create one of his own. When Triverton Four Corners became available this dream became a stunning gift to the community. At Groundswell Café and Garden...

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