Gift Shop Opens in Downtown Swanton on Main Street
A Ribbon Cutting was held today by the Swanton Chamber of Commerce to officially open Ash + Grace, a gift shop located at 117 N. Main Street and previously occupied by Younique Boutique. The owner is a life-long resident of Swanton and relates her story below:
My name is Ashlie Harmon, my husband Brian and I have five children. Brian is a Navy Veteran. Our children are Jaden, Dylan, Briar, Christian and Ava. I was born and raised in Swanton. I have always wanted to own my own business; I just never really knew what I wanted to do. After working in the medical field as a Registered Medical Assistant for over 20 years, I became a stay-at-home mom in July 2019 after we had our daughter six weeks premature.
Then COVID happened and we were locked down. My husband went to work out of town. I needed to find something to keep me busy, so I started playing around with making handmade crafts and bath & body products. Soon after I started selling my items in nine locally owned shops. I finally figured out what I wanted to do. Something I have a passion for, so I decided to open my own shop, while still selling my items in other shops and now my own! We also have 40+ local, creative and talented makers selling their items in our shop! Our products are changing all the time as makers bring in new items. Please stop in and help support all of our makers and small businesses! Shop Small, Shop Local!
Ash + Grace is a small, local woman and veteran owned handmade gift shop. We are a place that you can come and shop from multiple handmade items from local talented makers. You can find anything from handmade bath & body products, candles, home decor, women’s boutique clothing and so much more!
Ash + Grace Business Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11am-5pm
*Subject to change
Photo: Ashlie Harmon cuts the ribbon for her newest business venture.
Welcome to our Community. Since your Husband is a Navy Veteran please join him and come to our VFW on the other side of the tracks’