Local Retail Stories

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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Eddy Street Vintage Market Gardnerville, Nevada

Eddy Street Vintage Market Gardnerville, Nevada

Over on Eddy Street in Gardnerville, NV you can find custom furniture, get design and staging consultation, attend a warehouse party and shop vintage from a family business! Go Meredith and Janet Fischer!  Highlighting the Interesting Retail we learn about because they stock Idea Chíc cards and gifts. 💌 Can we become part of your store? Learn about Idea Chíc Wholesale and tell us about your story!   

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AR Workshops Mt. Pleasant

AR Workshops Mt. Pleasant

Do you like to make things, a DIY builder who has dreamed about opening a brick and mortar workshop for classes, gatherings and unique retail? Maureen Anders and Adria Ruff, two designers, started a franchise opportunity a few years ago just for you! We noticed the owners have the above description in common with their own personal touch.  AR Workshop Mt. Pleasant is owned by Paige Hutzler. She was a Sociology Major at Appalachian State Univ, where she met her Home Builder husband.  As a Charlotte, NC native, Rob’s career brought them to Charleston, SC in 2004.  Paige has always loved being...

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Molly Brown House Museum In Denver Colorado

Molly Brown House Museum In Denver Colorado

While the implementation of virtual tours at the Molly Brown House Museum is an amazing experience, visiting in person is a bucket list tour. Historically the museum hosts 50,000 people per year to learn the story of Margaret “Molly” Brown’s activism, philanthropy and passion through educational programs, exhibits and stewardship. The Molly Brown House Museum Gift Shop has many Colorado treasures including custom wood veneer postcards Idea Chíc made exclusively. Guests buy these postcards to mail loved ones about their trip to Denver and another as a keepsake. The museum provided images of the mansion, books in the library and the...

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