Why Small Businesses Matter
Shop small, do big things for your community
Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!
You're IT Goldenberry!
Three questions with Deb Hecht, owner of Goldenberry.
Why did you start your business?
In 1990, we started Goldenberry because we love lovely things & enjoy creating a fun, relaxing atmosphere for shoppers to find unique goodies & gifts.
We enjoy knowing people leave the shop happy.
Finding something wonderful or delicious to bring home, or finding a gift for a special occasion can be a challenge, and we like to make it fun.
Now, 28 years later, we still enjoy making people happy.
Moving to Wilton, we are so thrilled to continue to help customers who've shopped with us for many years, but are new to Wilton (and love discovering Wilton's charm!).
Equally, it is fabulous to meet Wiltonians who have been giving us a wonderful welcome.
Best selling product/service?
This really depends on the customer & the time of year.
If the person is a foodie and likes 'armchair' travel, Goldenberry has lots of special food treats, especially around special holidays like Christmas when we have lots of British Isles & European imported foods that remind people of their childhoods & family traditions they want to continue for the next generations of family.
Goldenberry has unique gifts & little treats for birthdays, new home, host/hostess, bridal showers. For home entertaining, we always have beautiful teapots & mugs for enjoying afternoon tea, or for outdoor entertaining, a wide selection of easy care, charming service wear. We feel like the 'best' part of Goldenberry is the eclectic mix that is fun & unexpected.
How many local businesses and organizations do you support?
We have loved being part of New Canaan and supporting and being part of the wonderful events & many fundraisers in New Canaan like New Canaan Beautification, New Canaan Community Fund, and New Canaan Young Woman's League events. We wish our landlord issues didn't force us to leave and hope to find a way to again be an active part of New Canaan on a daily basis.
Goldenberry Ltd. is located at 5 River Rd. (Kimco River Park Shopping Ctr) in Wilton. You can reach them by phone: 203 972 5887 or visit them online: www.goldenberrygourmetgift.com.
Regular Store Hrs:
Mon & Tues, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm
Wed - Fri: 10 am to 5.30 pm
Sat: 10 am - 5 pm
Goldenberry tags Aetheria Spa!
HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible.