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Launch Gloucester Businesses Celebrate First Year With Celebrations, Specials

This time last year, a bakery and café, a pet boutique, a village blacksmith, a massage studio and a kitchen with a juice bar became the newest business residents along Main Street in the Gloucester Village thanks to the county’s most successful entrepreneur contest – Launch Gloucester.

Starting this weekend, those businesses will celebrate their first year of business with a series of events, promotions and giveaways.

Sweet Tooth Café & Bakery

6655 Main Street

Saturday, Sept. 24

  • First 50 customers will receive a free cupcake of their choice.
  • Cupcake coloring contest for children 10 and under. Winner will be selected Sept. 30. Their picture will hang in the café for one month and they will win a four-count box of cupcakes.
  • 10 a.m. to noon: balloon and face painting
  • 3 p.m.: pie-eating contest. The person who eats their first pie wins a four-count box of cupcakes.

Throughout the Week

  • For every $25 spent, customer name will go into a raffle for a chance to win a door prize. Winner will be selected Sept. 30.

The Nines Pet Boutique

6582 Main Street

Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25

  • Raffles for a leather collar and pet photography session.
  • Giveaways and celebration “birthday” cake for pet lover and pets themselves.
  • Sales, to include 50 percent off all bedding and carriers and 30 percent off remaining summer items.
  • Chance to win 10 to 30 percent off any item purchased.

Sept. 27-30

  • Sales, to include 20 percent off t-shirts and 20 percent off pet ice cream.

Good Life Kitchen

6558 Main Street

Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24

  • Healthy Party Foods Sample Party

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • Bring a friend to lunch day and both will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate.

Throughout the Week

  • Stay tuned to Good Life Kitchen on Facebook for a contest to win a free cooking class in October.

The Village Blacksmith

6641 Gloucester Street

Saturday, Sept. 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25

  • Tours of the blacksmith shop that include forging demos.

Heart Felt Touch Massage

7282 York Ave.

Throughout the Week

Schedule with four different practitioners and receive your fifth service free. The goal is to allow new clients to find the practitioner that’s right for them.

Sponsored by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Launch Gloucester awarded the winning businesses $95,000 in goods and services and start-up capital to open up on Main Street. It was one of three in the state as part of the Community Business Launch initiative administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and locally overseen by the Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust and Gloucester Main Street Association. Additional funding, support and value of the program in Gloucester came thanks to regional business support, the Gloucester Board of Supervisors, the Gloucester Economic Development Authority and the Gloucester Chamber of Commerce.

As part of the terms of the competition, the businesses were required to open in September, thus the exciting flurry of new businesses cutting ribbons exactly one year ago this month.

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The Nines Pet Boutique To Celebrate Grand Opening September 26 In The Gloucester Village

GLOUCESTER, Va. – The Nines Pet Boutique will open its doors on Main Street in Gloucester to furry friends and neighbors on Sept. 26, becoming the second business to launch as part of an entrepreneur contest sponsored by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

The Nines Pet Boutique is located at 6582 Main Street in Historic Gloucester Village, with a grand opening celebration planned from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. The first 30 customers welcomed into the store during the grand opening will receive a special gift from owner Karin Fary and The Nines team.

Fary’s business is the second-place winner as part of the Launch Gloucester program, one of the three in the state that’s part of McAuliffe’s Virginia Community Business Launch Initiative. Through the program, The Nines secured a prize package valued at $30,000 to include $10,000 in start-up capital, $1,200 in rent and utility abatement and a marketing and communications package worth $13,000.

The program was administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. The Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust served as the local overseer of the grant in Gloucester. A total of five new businesses will open on Main Street this month as part of the program.

The Nines will offer upscale clothing and accessories, collars and leashes, toys, bedding, grooming supplies, and nutrition products for your canine and feline companion. In addition, the Nines will offer pet lovers breed-specific merchandise to include housewares, clothing, and other accessories as well as photography services.

“My goal with the business is to enrich the human-animal bond by providing pet owners a specialty boutique to pamper canine and feline companions, as well as create treasured memories through photography,” Fary said.

Fary’s vision for her business is a place where pet lovers can treat their companions and find products locally rather than online.

Pet photography will be offered and within two to five years she hopes to expand to pet grooming, training and wellness coaching.

With 24 years in the veterinary medical field, Fary has extensive experience with pets. She’s also a co-founder of the “Giving Garden Foundation,” which assists cancer patients in Gloucester and Mathews and has distributed $70,000 in assistance since it’s founding in 2008.

A love of Gloucester and the local shops and a desire to be a part of the community inspired Fary to compete for the start-up capital in the Launch Gloucester program.

“We love Gloucester, the local shops and restaurants and what they do for our community and we really want to be a part of that,” said Fary.

For media inquiries or to learn more about The Nines Pet Boutique, call 804.824.9625, email, or visit

The Nines hours of operation will be Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 6 p.m. Photography services are available by appointment only.

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