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Ribbon cuttings galore

Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12:22 pm

WarsawFest is an event designed to showcase what the community has to offer and to promote local business, which makes it fitting that five companies had ribbon cuttings over the weekend.

Mayor Randall Phelps, members of the town council, staff from Warsaw’s town office and representatives from the Warsaw-Richmond County Chamber of Commerce gathered to mark the occasion and welcome new members to the business community.

For Angie Sanders having a boutique has always been a dream. Friday, it officially became a reality as she hosted the grand opening of Strength and Style, which offers clothing, accessories and even handmade soap. Sanders was running the business from her home and said she jumped on the opportunity to take a space on Main St. Within two days of hearing about the availability, Sanders got her permit and was setting up shop. “It’s a great time for our town so I was like we’re doing it, jumping two feet in at one time,” she said.

Shelley Pierson also started Willow Stitch in her house. She moved to Tappahannock at a time “when Warsaw wasn’t booming” but the town’s revitalization  has drawn her back to Richmond County. Her business specializes in decorated apparel, from screen printing to embroidery, and the Main St. location she shares with Strength and Style is a great building, she said. The town owns the property and were great to work with. They offered façade incentives and a good deal on renovating the space and on the rent, she said.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 10/16/19