Chantel Delaney and her father designed the grocery store's new space, which includes birch tree wallpaper that lends an airy feeling. — Virginia Rasch photo
Chantel Delaney, the new owner of Sprout Grocery & Market in Kimberley, is thrilled with the store’s new location in the heart of the Platzl. “It’s a whole community of business owners,” she said.
Delaney’s dad helped her design the shop, which opened in April and is filled with local and Canadian products.
“My passion is body care and supplements,” said Delaney, who grew up in Fernie, moved to Toronto where she was a broker for natural care products and now has returned home to the East Kootenay. The top sellers in the store are the local and organic sausages and meats, but with so many exciting, new products that could change.
Virginia is a writer and copy editor with Koocanusa Publications. She is an avid outdoor recreationist in all seasons and has lived in the Kootenays for 10 years. With degrees in the natural sciences, she has worked as a tour guide, an environmentalist, a writer, and a copy editor of scientific publications. Virginia now brings her passion for everything green to Kootenay Business.
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