BLOSSOM, a locally owned and operated plant-based health and wellness store providing a curated collection of high quality, sustainable, and ethically sourced products for health-conscious and wellness seeking individuals, quietly opened their doors on Saturday, November 9th in the Fan District.
To celebrate the company’s start, BLOSSOM plans to host a grand opening event with free samples, giveaways, and holiday pricing in time for the gift-giving season and in support of the 10th annual Small Business Saturday, which will be observed on November 30, 2019.
BLOSSOM planted its roots in a newly renovated 1,000 square foot space located at 2128 W Cary Street, surrounded by local shops, restaurants, and the nearby VCU campus. The store allows customers to shop, learn, and try a wide range of adaptogens, hemp cannabidiol (CBD), and other plant-based products from the discovery bar.
The company carefully researches, uses, and hand-selects each brand from established partnerships throughout the country and BLOSSOM’s natural products include adaptogens, hemp CBD, and plant-and-fungi-based supplements in the form of tinctures, creams, powders, beverages, edibles and more, to help individuals with a wide range of health and wellness goals.
Owners Jared Preston and Vince Oley, both Richmond natives and Benedictine High School graduates, started talking about opening a store back in December of 2018, and have been pursuing their dream ever since. “We saw the building the first day it was advertised and instantly knew it was the perfect spot for us” says Oley, “I love that BLOSSOM will be able to introduce people from all backgrounds to the benefits of cannabinoids. It’s exciting to be the one introducing these amazing products to the people in our home town.” Oley currently resides in Denver, and handles the supplier relations and product sourcing. Preston, VCU alumnae, lives in Richmond and runs the storefront and daily operations.
The company’s official grand opening will be on Saturday, November 30th and in addition to their sample discovery bar, they will be offering discount prices to encourage support of Small Business Saturday.
BLOSSOM’s storefront is located at 2128 W Cary Street and is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.