Archive for December, 2013

Lee’s Candy Kitchen, Meredith, N.H.

Monday, December 30th, 2013
Candy jars at Lee's Candy Kitchen in Meredith NH

Candy land at Lee's Candy Kitchen in Meredith NH (photo by Eric)

It’s easy to feel like a kid in a candy store at  Lee’s Candy Kitchen in Meredith, N.H.

This bright and cheerful shop, located in the Mills Falls Marketplace shopping complex, offers a tremendous variety of candy with more than 135 jars of  sweets, as well as fine chocolates, fruit slices and seasonal items. While you’ll find many traditionally familiar candies here, coming across hard to find sweets like the beloved Malo Cup is a revelation!

Other than Chutters in Littleton, N.H., (which has the longest candy counter in the world), this is the nicest, well laid-out customer friendly candy store I have been to in New England. And it couldn’t be in a nicer New Hampshire lake town — Meredith!

Lee’s Candy Kitchen has been in business for around 30 years and with good reason — candy and a successfully implemented business model are timeless elements in bringing back the customer!

Lee’s Candy Kitchen is located at Mills Falls Marketplace, Meredith NH. Tel. (603) 279-5175

Bead Addiction Offers a Crafty Business in Walpole, Mass.

Friday, December 20th, 2013

The Bead Addiction in Walpole, Mass., elevates its beading supply store to an art form.

A few years back, owner Lydia May took an abandoned  2,000 sq. ft. South Walpole mill building space and turned it into a beautifully refurbished, clean family-friendly store where customers can find beads from around the world. Whether basic or high-end the store is jam-packed with beads, as well as offering bead tools, wire,  books and jewelry. This is a retail dream-come-true and must-visit destination for anyone interesting in beading.

May is an incredibly friendly business owner with a passion for, and expert knowledge, of beading and has taken the store beyond just selling beads by offering beading classes, kids birthday parties and ladies night events.

This is one of the only retail stores I know that has been virtually 100 percent embraced by customers — no complaints, just overwhelming positive responses. All the more reason, no doubt, to shop local, buy local in Walpole and all New England towns and cities!

Bead Addiction is located at  2000 Main St., Rt. 1A, in Walpole MA. Tel. (508) 660-7984