New Business - Simply Unique II

December 02, 2007

Name of business: Simply Unique II

Owners: Janie Powell and Karen Gardner

Address: 13144 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown

Opening date: Sept. 1, 2007

Products and services: More than 35 different coffee beans, teas and gourmet food, custom gift baskets, tea pots, coffee mugs, Russian nesting dolls, imported chocolates, gift items, pastas, sauces, dipping oils, seasonings, party items, cards, pet items, candles, garden decor, seasonal items and more.

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?: "Karen is very creative and this is something she thought she would enjoy."


Previous business experience: Own Simply Unique at 4315 Old National Pike in Middletown, Md. That store opened in November 2005.

Number of employees: Three

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday and Monday.

Telephone: 301-671-0017

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