Storefront businesses and entrepreneurs are not words that often go together. This week on Write Here, Write Now, they do as host Dr. Tim Morrison talks with two long time friends each of whom started their own businesses and occupy store fronts in Highland Plaza in East Cobb, GA.
Julia Travis owns and operates Chocolate Jewels Candy Company. Chocolate Jewels Candy Company is a brick and mortar retail candy store reminiscent of the old fashioned candy counters of the past! The store has 28 feet of candy cases filled with over 100 reasons for visiting, browsing and buying! The English Toffee which is the signature candy of CJCC comes from a family recipe that Julia learned from her mom. Julia makes the candies in her candy kitchen in the back of the store.
Doug Meadows is a third generation jeweler who with his brother David established David Douglas Diamonds and Jewelry. David Douglas Diamonds and Jewelry provides a friendly atmosphere for customers to shop with confidence because they are buying from a reputable, family jeweler with a tradition of fine craftsmanship and service. The grandsons continue the tradition started over 70 years ago by their grandfather.
Why did each guest choose to be an entrepreneur in a store front plaza? What are the challenges and joys of their work? What encouragement will they offer to others who might hold a similar dream. This and more will emerge as Dr. Tim interviews his friends and this week’s guests.