Shop Tour: Sustain, Cville's newest green boutique
One of our favorite spots for lunch, snacks, gifts, and window shopping is the Main Street Market. The market has a mix of stores including a chocolatier, florist (where my awesome boyfriend buys me gerbera daisies each week), organic butcher, local gourmet food store, a fish market, kitchen supply, and some cafes. It's small, but has lots of variety (and the gourmet shop has told us that Baxter is welcome in the common areas, which is a bonus).
This weekend, I got to take a sneak peek at the newest addition to the market, a boutique called Sustain. With a mix of eco-friendly home items, clothes, accessories, and furnishings, there's something interesting to inspect at every turn.The store won't open officially for a week (they're still waiting for a few things, including a huge chandelier for the "tower" space on the left side of the store), but owners Lauren Gerner and Erin Bevacqua already have a number of beautiful vignettes set up. The outdoor space upstairs is chock full of eye candy. I can't wait to see how the store looks when it officially opens!
As if those pictures aren't tempting enough, the owners are donating 2% of their profits to environmental causes. Pretty admirable for a brand new, small business, isn't it?