BizBrief: Eco-shop moves Downtown
The award-winning Blue Ridge Eco Shop, which has been selling earth-friendly products in Preston Plaza for the last three years, is moving to the Downtown Mall.
“The new space is really the Eco-Shop of my dreams,” says owner Paige Mattson (pictured left in the Preston Plaza location), who was featured in the Hook’s last Green Home issue. “It sounds corny, but we are fixing it up to be the shop that I’ve had in my head since the day we dreamt up the business idea.”
Mattson is currently renovating the former Chinaberry space at 313 East Main, right beside Splendora’s. Even the renovation is earth-friendly, says Mattson, as reclaimed wood from Mountain Lumber is being used for the flooring, and the shop’s own zero-VOC paints will be used for the walls.
In addition to their regular line of products, Mattson says they will have a Green Design Center for do-it-yourself homeowners at the new store, and will be carrying and expanded line of natural baby products. They’ll also be offering free local delivery. Mattson says she expects to be open by the end of next week.