Cafe sale sprouts passionate couples’ newest venture
The former owner of a successful Coast cafe is excited to start a new, more relaxing chapter by opening a specialist store set to "wow" plant lovers.
After eight years of owning and running Woombye's Kimnat Little Market and Cafe Janelle Jeal has along with her husband Brent opened Plant Thy Seed along Howard St in Nambour.
Ms Jeal said she hoped to extend the store's already wide range of plants to include rare plants.
"We are offering a good range of everything there is a high demand on plants at the moment even the wholesalers are struggling to keep up with demand so we are getting everything we possibly can at the moment and hoped to keep growing that," she said.
"We certainly have everything, your monstera, we have your peace lilies, the peperomia, anthuriums and dragon tales, the list is endless.
"We aim for a wow factor and I think we have got that."
Nambour resident of 29 years Mr Jeal said the business hoped to provide the town with a specialist indoor plant store.
"This year through COVID a lot of people got back into gardening through having to slow down and having to stay home, so I think that has re-sparked a lot of people to get back into gardening and indoor plants," he said.
"And we have always had a passion for it ourselves, so we thought let's supply them at a good price."
Ms Jeal and her husband said they felt it was time to sell Kimnat Little Market and Cafe at the beginning of this year and planned on semi-retiring before they realised they "weren't very good at doing nothing".
Ms Jeal hoped the new owners of the cafe were doing extremely well.
"I loved owning a cafe, it was fun, but I had done it for a long time and its constant and tiring after a while," she said.
"I was looking for a slower pace and plants was more slow, relaxing and calming and at my pace."
She said the store continued her life's passion for plants which begun growing up in New Zealand.
"As a child growing up in NZ indoor plants were a big thing and its like they have made a comeback," she said.
"Plants have always been a passion, I love the great outdoors and as an adult whenever I've had my home, I've tried to bring plants inside."
Plant Thy Seed, located next to Arden Dawn Cafe will officially open on November 21, but customers are welcome to begin browsing.
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