New business opening in downtown Hope

Artisan's Attic and Fudgery Gift Shoppe offers a variety of local quality handcrafts

Cindy Schoenit (left) and Lorraine McDonald are opening Artisans Attic and Fudgery Gift Shoppe this Saturday (Feb. 7) at 419 Wallace St.

Local artisans now have a retail space in downtown Hope to sell their products.

Lorraine McDonald and Cindy Schoenit are opening the doors to Artisans Attic and Fudgery Gift Shoppe this Saturday at 419 Wallace St.

The shabby chic/vintage store features a wide range of carefully selected quality items including greeting cards, jewelry, knitted socks, pottery, throw pillows, silk scarves, stone coasters, stuffed animals, candle holders, vases, baby blankets, and Aboriginal artwork.

McDonald and Schoenit have known each other for more than 25 years and share a passion for crafting. They’ve both always wanted to open a store featuring their own products along with other artisans.

Since relocating to Hope in the last year, they’ve been waiting for the right time to pursue their dream. They saw an opportunity when Pixel Mountain Studio closed last fall.

“We figured that would be the great catalyst because that was something that already existed in Hope and people knew about,” said Schoenit.

“We figured we could take that over and recreate the store in a different way.”

Artisans Attic and Fudgery Gift Shoppe will feature a variety of fudge flavors and specialty treats year-round. They will also be selling coffee and tea in store, which can be enjoyed in front of their coffee corner fireplace.

“It has an ambiance to relax and enjoy your shopping experience,” said McDonald.

There are currently about 10-15 vendors featured throughout the store. McDonald and Schoenit plan to rotate inventory on a regular basis to highlight new artisans. They also want to host small workshops and have a monthly ladies’ tea party from 5-6 p.m., with special discounts on items for participants.

Artisans Attic and Fudgery Gift Shoppe will be open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be extended hours during the summer.

The new store opens this Saturday in time for Valentine’s Day. There will be fudge tasting, as well as free coffee and steeped tea served. Anyone who stops by the store on Feb. 7 will be entered into a draw for $100 store gift card. If you spend $15 or more, you’ll receive an additional entry.

For more information about Artisans Attic and Fudgery Gift Shoppe, visit their Facebook page or call 604-860-0368.

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