The Allspicery — on the brink of shutting down — is looking for a new owner for its downtown Sacramento location.
On Friday in a social media post, the owner of the store said she was looking for someone to purchase the spice retailer. If no new buyer is found, she’d have to close the store in September.
“As the mom of two young children, it has become abundantly clear that in a post-COVID world I am no longer able to give the Allspicery the dedication and focus that it needs and deserves,” owner Heather Wong said in a social media post. “As a result, over the past year I have sought creative ways to hand over the reins to someone who can take the shop to the next level — with limited success so far.”
Wong also cited “countless challenges and pivots” over the past few years, from supply chain issues to inflation to climate change limiting access to certain spices.
Wong opened the spice store in 2016 after being inspired by her love of spices and exotic cuisines. She says that anyone interested in buying the store can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“My fervent hope is that this post will resonate with someone who is in a position to invest in the vibrant small business that has come to mean so much to me, my staff and our community, “ Wong said.
The store says they will deliver on any outstanding special orders, but will not be taking any new ones. They also said they will prioritize their partners’ needs upon approaching closing.
The shop will also continue to accept gift cards and certificates. Wong urged people requesting refunds on gift cards to contact the store.