Saunders Place, one of many newer retailers in Wellington, is trying to make a reputation for itself by specializing in well being and wellness.
“We simply purchased the constructing a yr and half in the past, my mom did (Stephanie Saunders, by Saunders Property Administration Group), and we needed to place a retailer in,” mentioned Kevin Saunders who owns the enterprise, positioned at 107 Willard Memorial Square, together with his spouse, Kellie Saunders. “One of many gadgets we promote is CBD (cannabidiol) merchandise.
“I’ve used CBD merchandise for about 4 years now for panic assaults, so I needed to share it with different folks. I get lots of of us coming in for ache, stress and anxiousness for each animals and people. It’s the hemp plant, created from marijuana strains and it has a variety of advantages. We have now each ingestibles and topicals.”
Saunders mentioned the store additionally has quite a lot of different merchandise.
“My mom likes the oils and vinegars, so that’s her facet of the enterprise,” he mentioned. “It contains further virgin olive oil, darkish balsamic and white balsamic.
“Kellie then favored the thought of including the youngsters play with Melissa & Doug merchandise. That was nice for November and December time for Christmas. We’re form of sluggish on that stuff proper now, and just about all the pieces, as a result of there’s nonetheless an uncertainty with folks about COVID.”
Saunders mentioned enterprise has been fairly good.
“We opened up Nov. 1,” he mentioned. “For essentially the most half, we had a gradual improve in enterprise. We noticed a decline the final couple of months, however we’ve seen a rise since June.
“Individuals began to understand what we’ve right here, and we additionally began promoting Boswell’s line. They’re native of us out of Hinckley. They’ve completely different dressings, dips and blends. We have now all kinds of issues, however we’re form of going towards that well being and wellness facet.”
Saunders mentioned the constructing will change into residence to a number of companies when renovations are completed.
“I’ve simply completed going by the licensing for all times and medical insurance,” he mentioned. “So, that will probably be in a separate workplace, however will probably be a part of the enterprise as effectively.
“We will probably be a satellite tv for pc of Mary’s Insurance Team (major workplace positioned in Ashland), and we may even have Preferred Care at Home and Studio K Photography. These three companies will all be on this constructing as effectively as soon as the opposite sections of the constructing have been renovated.
“The constructing is absolutely coming alongside.”
Kellie Saunders mentioned Wellington has been a very good group for enterprise.
“We have now been making an attempt to get our identify on the market,” she mentioned. “We have now been working with the parents at Main Street Wellington as a part of the Spirit of Wellington Raffle.
“Fundamental Avenue companies are promoting raffles that assist the companies right here in Wellington. Kevin and I’ve organized a pleasant competitors for the primary Friday occasion (2 p.m. to 7 p.m., July three, outdoors Saunders Place), so the 2 losers out of us, Wellington Music and Actually Easy (Boutique), will probably be within the dunk tank.
“The competitors will probably be at 2 p.m. after which the remainder of the occasion will probably be stuff that includes security service members in the neighborhood.”