The original Powell's Sweet Shoppe opened in late September 2003 in Windsor, California - a small rural town of about 25,000 located just north of Santa Rosa in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country. The original concept was the sugar-induced hallucination of founder Michael Powell who had a great idea for a candy store in the unique mixed-use development that Windsor was building around its picturesque new downtown. The store is located in a Main Street USA style development designed in the style of Victorian America, with shops on the ground level and residences above. Powell's Sweet Shoppe faces a 5-acre Town Green where families gather on warm summer evenings for movies, concerts, and festivals. Michael, who lives in the development with his family, believes in the old-fashioned retail model where you get to know your customers, learn their names and carry their favorite candies. Michael also believes you should honor every charitable request and involve yourself in the community where your store is located. With these fundamental principles in place, the Shoppe was an immediate success, attracting over 225,000 visitors its first year. The Windsor Town Council affectionately dubbed Michael The Willy Wonka of Windsor and the Chamber of Commerce named him business person of the year for 2004-2005.

Contact Information for Powell's Sweet Shoppe

Company Website: http://www.powellssweetshoppe.com

9400 Honsa Ave. NA
Windsor
CA 95492 USA Work: (707) 838-4898
Fax: (707) 838-8318

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Email: franchise@powellssweetshoppe.com

Opportunity Type:

Business Start Date: 1

Description: The original Powell's Sweet Shoppe opened in late September 2003 in Windsor, California - a small rural town of about 25,000 located just north of Santa Rosa in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country. The original concept was the sugar-induced hallucination of founder Michael Powell who had a great idea for a candy store in the unique mixed-use development that Windsor was building around its picturesque new downtown. The store is located in a Main Street USA style development designed in the style of Victorian America, with shops on the ground level and residences above. Powell's Sweet Shoppe faces a 5-acre Town Green where families gather on warm summer evenings for movies, concerts, and festivals. Michael, who lives in the development with his family, believes in the old-fashioned retail model where you get to know your customers, learn their names and carry their favorite candies. Michael also believes you should honor every charitable request and involve yourself in the community where your store is located. With these fundamental principles in place, the Shoppe was an immediate success, attracting over 225,000 visitors its first year. The Windsor Town Council affectionately dubbed Michael The Willy Wonka of Windsor and the Chamber of Commerce named him business person of the year for 2004-2005.

Required net worth: $500,000

Total investment: $370,000 – $440,000

Cash liquidity: $100,000

Franchise fee: $30,000

Franchise Start Date: 1

Number of Employees: 0

Number of Franchises: 8

Company Owned Units: 1

Ongoing Royalty: 6%

Financing Available: No


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