By Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer
BRATTLEBORO — Vermont Hempicurean is already having plenty of people drop by to check out the new downtown store.
“It’s been very positive,” Scott Sparkers, owner, told the Reformer while jazz played in the background and several customers strolled in throughout an interview on Tuesday. “We had a great opening day and a great response on social media.”
Vermont Hempicurean specializes in cannabidiols or CBD oils, salve and tinctures. Hemp rope, beverages, food, maple syrup and “pet therapy” products are also sold there.
The store opened last Monday at 8 Flat St., which housed Positive Geek before it went out of business.
“I live in Guilford so I wanted something close,” said Sparks, who has lived in the area for nearly 30 years. “Brattleboro was the logical choice and [building owner] the Latchis Hotel was extremely supportive of my idea. And I had space that I thought fit the business and the style of the interior I wanted.”
Sparks served as vice president of sales for a southern Vermont food distributor for 10 years. At the age of 60,