We are thrilled to finally announce a storefront is in our future... for real. While we've been talking about getting a storefront since even before our first sale in 2019, it's really happening this year. We've signed a lease for a space in downtown San Mateo and are working hard getting the plans in order. It's a daunting task, not just because of all the permits and requirements, but also because the store is a major expansion from our online offerings.
You may have read We're Reimagining The Grocery Store already. Those dreams are now coming true. You'll be able to bring your containers and refill them. Browse for some zero waste inspiration without having to click and wait for a website to load. Have a question? Just ask us in person, no need to wait for an email response.
So in the next couple of months, we're busy lining up new products (and some of these are super exciting - I'm having a hard time not spilling the beans already!), meeting new vendors, and making plans. Videos will come soon on our social media accounts as we get things ready. We're living our values in how we build this store, too... buying secondhand instead of new, supporting local businesses where possible, researching the HECK out of things to make sure we're doing the right thing for the planet. (One thing I'm learning about? Refrigeration! Did you know it's one of the largest global contributors to Greenhouse Gas emissions? We'll share more on how we address that as we get our fridges installed.) We're doing everything we can to build a sustainable store - sustainably. When you come in, you may even recognize some fixtures from Talbot's Toyland as a fun throwback.
We can't wait to see you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support and inspiration these past 3 years. We look forward to welcoming you in our store and serving the community in our plastic-free way.