Brewhouse Boutique owner Tanya Snaza answered the following questions.
Question: Tell us about your business.
Answer: Brewhouse Boutique was born on Sept. 1, 2018. We are a full coffee and smoothie bar with baked goods. We’re right on the corner of Seventh and Main Street in the sweet little town of Webster. We’re in the most amazing historical building with high tin ceilings, a gorgeous interior brick wall, wood floors and amazing wrap-around windows that are perfect for gazing out of and watching the world go by, maybe at a bit slower pace. It is our delight to brighten your day and serve all our customers.
Q: How and/or why did you get into this business?
A: For the last six years, I have enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom to our four kids. I quickly learned, though, that I craved adult hobbies. So I poured myself into all my passions and sold my goods from home or on the road at vendor shows.
I love that I was able to be home and take care of my kids, but the summer of 2018 had me realizing all four would soon be in school full time. It was perfect timing for me to take a leap of faith and open a brick-and-mortar permanent location.
It has always been my goal to bring everything that brings me joy under one roof. Owning this business gives me the opportunity to do just that, and I have never been happier. I have found my happy place and my goal is to make it your happy place, too!
Q: What products or services do you offer?
A: Boutique clothing, shoes, bags, purses and jewelry; essential oils; home decor and succulent arrangements; coffee, smoothies and baked goods; a sweet spot to sit, chat and enjoy; and free Wi-Fi and smiles.
Q: How many employees do you have?
A: Five — Madison, Katie, Cheyanne, Joni and Ashley.
Q: What is your businesses’ best asset?
A: The atmosphere! I have an amazing staff who delight in serving our customers. Our goal is that every customer leaves happier than when they walked in the door. The high tin ceilings delight in reverberating your laughter, and we love cranking up the music when a good song comes on.
Q: What are you proudest of?
A: Oh goodness, where do I start? I love my hometown. I am proud of our community and how we all take care of each other. We know your kids, your sister and probably your grandpa. We love helping you celebrate your birthday and anniversary, or just adding a little pep to your day. We are all connected and look out for each other. Like the saying goes, “It takes a village.” We care about the young and old, and want to hear about your day.
Q: What makes your business stand out from its competitors? How do you keep up with changes?
A: I prefer to team up with my competitors. We have a great business community here in Webster. When you come to town you have to check out The Blossom Shoppe, Fiksdal Furniture & Gifts, Cornwell Drug, La Bella Vita, The Crabby Lady and Flower Cart. Then grab a bite to eat at one of our many awesome restaurants. We are all better together, and I love having all these other business to collaborate with and create special shopping events. In fact, July 11 we are putting together a Shop, Sip & Save event from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The fun and sales are worth the drive to Webster!
Q: What’s the best piece of business advice or compliment you have received? What would you tell a new business?
A: I would tell a new business to not be afraid if you feel like you don’t know everything. Start with what you know well and build on that. Figure things out as they arise. Continue to work out the kinks until it flows. Just be kind and fair, and the rest falls into place. Oh, and work your hiney off!
Q: What are your goals for the future?
A: I have dreams of expanding my building. I would love to offer more seating, a larger boutique area and possibly a patio area. Only time will tell, but right now I am tickled with my cozy, beautiful little space.
Q: How do you support your community and vice versa?
A: I love to partner with other businesses, as I mentioned before. We have also become a hub for kids to hang out. This has been a lot of fun for us. I am glad to provide a safe environment where they can do homework, read or perfect their “Cups” song skills.
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