A Friendship to a Covid Partnership
Amy and Beth became friends when Beth started working at Nature’s Closet. Amy had always been a great customer and soon the two were fast friends. Amy was often coerced into helping Beth with various Nature’s Closet projects from taste testing, product testing and a Fun Run Race coordinating Amy was involved long before they decided to buy the business. In November of 2019 its current owner, Steve Hinchliffe decided he and his family were moving back to California. Steve had opened up Nature’s Closet in 2003 in its original location of Bennington, Vermont. His move to Williamstown was prompted by the Bennington By-pass opening and the elimination of traffic in downtown Bennington. While his move was bittersweet for Beth, as Steve and his family became her “family,” the two knew they could make it work. After lots of late night calls, dinners at Coyote, margaritas and a whole lot of faith…everything worked out and on January 2nd they signed the papers and became the proud owners of Nature’s Closet.
Fast forward to March of 2020…the dreaded year of Covid. Beth and Amy had high hopes for 2020, new lines were coming in; orders had been ” beefed” up to meet the demands of 2019. All and all things were shaping up to be a great first year, then the world stopped. After a few tears and a lot of laughs, Beth and Amy hit the Covid ground running. During the shutdown they often joked that if they can work together under these circumstances they would be unstoppable. Both Amy and Beth are committed to having quality goods and services to serve our diverse population, from our beloved locals, students and to the amazing guests that visit our beautiful area Nature’s Closet has you covered.