Category: Retailer Spotlight

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Charles Street Supply

Located in the neighbourhood of Beacon Hill, Charles Street Supply prides itself on being Boston’s oldest hardware store. Now in its 70th year of business, the family owned store has become an iconic part of the community known for its great customer service and high-quality products. Current owner Jack Gurnon has been working in the ...

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Standard 5 & 10

Standard 5 & 10 first opened in 1939 as a five & dime store known for its huge variety of products. Today it’s a thriving mom & pop shop based in the heart of San Francisco’s Laurel Village. The story behind the store’s 78 years of success reads from a page of American history; young ...

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Kennedy Art

For KennedyArt, 2017 is a particularly significant year as it marks their 130th year in business. The renowned family art store which is now in its fifth generation of ownership prides itself on its unrivalled knowledge of artist’s materials and friendly approachable staff. Current owner Fionnbarr Kennedy is the great-great-grandson of founder Michael Kennedy. He ...

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Ben’s Barketplace

After more than 20 years in law enforcement, Brad & Sally Romero decided to follow their passion and open Ben’s Barketplace, a unique health food store for cats & dogs. After working as a K9 officer for almost 15 years, Brad developed a deep understanding of what a dog truly requires for health and longevity ...

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Shawn Fine Wine & Spirits

Located in the neighbourhood of Park Slope in Brooklyn, Shawn Fine Wine & Spirits was founded in 1970 by Patrick and John Fitzgerald, two immigrant brothers from Tralee in Co. Kerry, Ireland. From its humble beginnings on 7th Avenue “as a local liquor store or more accurately, a convenient front for IRA shenanigans”, Shawn’s has ...

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Gamesville Tabletop

An art major from University of Florida, Callie Williams led the secular homeschool group in her town of Gainesville, Florida for 13 years, “I homeschooled my son and when he started college I began to look for something else I could do.” Her son is now about to graduate with an economics degree from her own ...

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Franklin Liquors

In 1978, the Lenzi family opened a small-scale liquor store in the center of Franklin MA. Over the last 40 years, it has grown from strength to strength, moving to a new premises in the downtown area and offering an impressive selection of fine wines, beers and spirits. Today, Franklin Liquors is an iconic part of the community ...

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Tipperary Irish Importer

Tom McGrath had just left for college when his mother decided to open a small gift shop selling Irish imports in the side wing of their family home. Over the years Tipperary Irish Importer grew quickly and is now famous across the US for its eclectic range of Irish made products. After graduating from college, Tom ...

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Good Earth Natural Food Co

Good Earth Natural Food Co opened in a little house on the canal in Broad Ripple in 1971 and became the first health food store in Indiana. Bob Landman, who was a loyal customer of the store decided to buy it in 1974. He worked seven days a week for the next 36 years, building ...

Pointy Retailer Spotlight: Bookworm Bookshop

When John Butler first opened Bookworm Bookshop in 1993, it was just a tiny premises on the outskirts of town. Over the last 20 years the store has grown from strength to strength, moving to a much larger location and establishing itself as one of the country’s leading independent bookstores. The independent bookstore landscape has ...