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Bethanie's Breeze Gift Shop & Cafe

Bethanie's Breeze Gift Shop & Cafe

September 25, 2005

Name of business: Bethanie's Breeze Gift Shop & Cafe

Owner: Bethanie Ruiz

Address: 628 E. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa.

Opening date: May 7

Products and services: Bagels and desserts, Coffee Roasters coffee, plus other hot and cold beverages. Gift shop of consigned merchandise, crafts and pottery.

Market area: Hagerstown and in Pennsylvania, Mercersburg, Greencastle, Chambersburg and Waynesboro.

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I've talked about owning my own gift shop for a few years. My interest began while working at Olympia Candy Kitchen. I love coffee and dessert, so my business is a combination gift/coffee shop.

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Previous business experience: Sales clerk at Olympia Candy Kitchen for six years. Personnel clerk at Manpower of Hagerstown for five years. Several years of administrative assistant experience.

Number of employees: Ruiz

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Telephone: 717-593-0359

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