After five years of commerce in downtown Plymouth, Carol Hayward, owner of Accents and The Pantry by Twisted Cork Collections, is closing the doors to the two businesses.
Hayward moved to Plymouth in 2012 and created two vacation rentals in Plymouth with her passion and talent for creating, remodeling and decorating spaces where people could gather to create memories. In 2015, when a building in Plymouth was made available, Hayward said it was a natural fit for her to open up a boutique with a focus on home décor, gifts and accessories. She later decided to add clothing to add to the uniqueness of her business.
“I loved the interaction with my customers,” Hayward expressed. “Clothing is personal, so it was natural to develop many close relationships with my customers…. now friends.”
“Our theme is that our customers were our guests and we treated them as such, hosting them and helping them find what fit their needs...When The Pantry opened, it was a perfect fit. It was like having friends in your kitchen. We served coffee and tea, sampled products from our vendors made in small batches like jams, jellies, honey, sauces, chocolates. They were truly the artist in the kitchen. We loved sharing and talking about each product.”
On January 3, Hayward notified her customers that they were closing their doors and that their last day of business would be January 20.
“We’ve had such a positive response from our customers already,” Hayward said. “One couple canceled their snowboarding trip when they received our email and notice of closing. They came right up on Friday and stayed almost three hours. We enjoyed good conversation and they went home with memorable products that will ‘Accent’ their home!”
Since announcing its closing, Accents and The Pantry have been very busy, and Hayward said she wasn’t sure if they would make it all the way to January 20, so make sure to stop by soon for great deals on quality product and the best selection. (60-70% off all clothing, 60% off all home décor and 40% off jewelry)
They also have some fixtures, a candy case, freezer, a three compartment sink, mirrors and clothing racks.
“I am so grateful for the amazing customers we have been allowed to serve,” Hayward said. “I look forward to another opportunity to someday open another store in Plymouth. I have truly been blessed and enjoyed these last five years. Given the right opportunity, I will do it again in Plymouth.”