PLEASANTON Goods began in the home of Jenny out of the desire to start a small business that would fit into her family lifestyle. Caring for her three children, two of whom have special needs, was and continues to be the priority. However, the need for a creative outlet was also important.
After private sales fueled more investment into the project, a specialty shop was born into a rented space in the 400 block of Main Street Paris. With the success of this tiny shop came a move to a bigger space and the addition of Coffee and Tea to accompany the retail area.
Going into partnership with long time friend and confidant Gudrun Allen in early 2014, the dream team quickly grew PLEASANTON Goods into a Coffee Shop and Tea Room, as well as offering more retail products. Gudrun and Jenny defined the ideals of PLEASANTON Goods even further, stressing above all, a strong commitment to their community. That ideal was punctuated with the purchase of the Alexander House in January of 2015. The major renovation project (check out our reno page) was a serious test of this community commitment, but fueled by support of the amazing city of PARIS, Kentucky (www.parisky.com). The renovation was completed and PLEASANTON Goods was open for business once again July 1, 2015.
It has been our privilege to serve the Paris Community and receive their unwavering support of our business and our ideals. We feel that as consumers, we vote for the world we want to live in with each and every dollar we spend. That is why PLEASANTON Goods can assure you that your dollar counts. All of our artisanal bath and body products are made in small batches, here in the building, with organic and even food grade ingredients. Special attention is paid to all of our ingredients to ensure they are ethically, environmentally and socially responsible.
From the scones, bread and biscotti made with Weisenburger Flour milled in Midway, KY, to the fair trade, organic Coffee roasted just one block down on Main St. at Caffe Marco, we strive to bring you quality, Kentucky products. We exclusively serve Elmwood Inn Teas, blended in Danville, Kentucky. We are proud to be one of the only retailers in the area where you can buy a Cup of Elmwood Inn Tea or a few ounces to take home. Giving our community access to the incredible variety of products made here in our state is part of our mission.
In addition to Kentucky Proud products such as Peg's Pantry Jam, which we sell retail and serve with our Scones, we offer Greater Good Products. More specifically, Global Girlfriend. This organization enables female artisans in places where women are at a severe disadvantage to sell their wares for fare and competitive prices. All items are very well made and very well priced. And in buying these products, you are helping these women send their children to school and support their families.
For all of these reason, you can be assured that the dollar you spend at PLEASANTON Goods will be going back into your community, where we live and where our children go to school, or your dollar will be helping a family that does not have the privileges we do here in our country. This is what community is all about, and we are all about our community. Join us!
902 Main St. Paris, Ky 40361 (859) 377 5045 OPEN 9 -4 Tues-Fri / 9-2 Saturday