Business Spotlight – Country Cupboard

This week we shine our business spotlight on Country Cupboard, a quaint, very cozy gift shop with a rustic, country store charm. Located at 5022 Gaetz Ave in the heart of Downtown Red Deer, this business has enjoyed a long life in the downtown core. It continues to thrive due to its wide variety of unique items and the caring, knowledgeable staff, promising a ‘relaxing’ shopping experience. We sat down with Michelle Edwards of Country Cupboard to hear a little bit more about this distinctive Red Deer shop.

What is your business?

We are Country Cupboard, a gift shop, home decor and accessories such as jewelry. We are a little bit of everything.    

When did your business open?

The business originally opened in 1985 and my parents bought it in 2009. We just celebrated our 10th anniversary in November.

What makes your business unique?

The fact that there isn’t really anything else like it in Red Deer. We have a lot of space and it allows us to carry a lot of unique products. We are also located in a historic building, right in the heart of Downtown

What are some products/services that you offer?

We carry home furnishings, home decor, candles, home fragrances, bath & body products, a large Christmas selection, pottery, kitchen accessories, too much to mention! We strive to bring in Canadian made, quality products that are not available in most stores.

Why did you choose Downtown Red Deer as the location for your business?

My parents believed in the uniqueness of downtown and loved to shop in the area.

What do you think makes Downtown vibrant?

With all the other businesses around us, you get a sense of community here. Personally, I love the historical brick buildings.   

I love Downtown Red Deer because… The sense of community here, the community is the main reason we have been hanging on so long and our customers make it awesome.

 If you are looking for rare, one of a kind gifts, or something unique for your home, you are bound to find it at County Cupboard! The staff are always working hard to create beautiful and creative displays to inspire shoppers all year round! Give yourself lots of browsing time, you never know what treasures you might find!


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