Danville Living Magazine November 2019

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Business Spotlight

Lemon: The Ultimate Gift Shop By Brianna Ali, Lemon Gift Shop

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e’ve all heard the saying “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” but when you think about just how versatile a lemon is, lemonade is just the starting point. Like local owner and founder of Lemon Gift Shop, Sara Weymouth’s grandmother used to tell her, lemons are great for your skin, detoxing the body, and are an all natural cleaning product. Sara took this idea of a super fruit that can do it all and created Lemon, a gift shop so versatile that you would be hard pressed to not find a gift for someone on your list (and while you’re at it, yourself too!).

Seasonal gifts are ready for you at Lemon Gift Shop! Photo by Adriane Costa give and most importantly, someone will be thrilled to receive.

Usually it takes 1-2 years for a business to see a profit, but Sara took control of every cent that came and left the business, handled all Sara and her family. Photo by of the marketing, customer service Brie Lynn Photography Sara showcases an and buying for the store. Lemon item that’s sure to fly Sara was raised in the East Bay and then graduated from was a pop up shop for a few months off the shelves. Photo business school with her BS in Business Marketing. After before Sara decided to open the Danville Location. Within a year by Adriane Costa 10 years in corporate America, two small side businesses she launched Lemon’s E-commerce site and then quickly followed and the birth of her youngest of 3 babies, she was ready to take the risk of with a second location in Lafayette. a lifetime and launch Lemon. When Sara first came up with the idea for What started as an idea and a one woman show has quickly grown into a Lemon, friends questioned how she would be able to carry all the different bustling business with over 50 vendors, ten employees, two store locations, categories in her shop to solve their gifting needs without having a store a website and that is just the beginning with Lemon celebrating 2 years in cram-packed with stuff. Sara’s selective buying has created a store with business November 4th of this year. Lemons really are a super fruit and the best of the best; focusing on organic, all natural products, many of Lemon really is a super store! which are made locally. Throw in full blown gift-wrapping (a rarity these days) and Lemon is making it so easy to grab a gift you will be proud to

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