Sweet Comfort moves into new building

Donna Lasswell and her husband Tony have moved Sweet Comfort to a new, larger location just up the street from the original shop, which opened in 2013. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

Donna Lasswell and her husband Tony have moved Sweet Comfort to a new, larger location just up the street from the original shop, which opened in 2013. (Leader photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

In less than three years, Sweet Comfort outgrew its original space and has moved up the road in Edwardsburg.

The shop, where visitors can find a large variety of painted furniture, gift items, baby gifts, photos on canvas and more, is now located at 69333 M-62 South, and has more than doubled its space.

Donna Lasswell and her husband Tony not only have more room to showcase their wares, but room for a work room and space to host special events like painting classes.

Lasswell opened Sweet Comfort in 2013 along with friend Sharon Harden. Sweet Comfort was not the original name of the store. “This and that” was already taken in Michigan, so Lasswell decided on Sweet Comfort, although she said some people mistake it for a bakery.

“We opened here the week before Thanksgiving,” Lasswell said. “We worked on the building for a couple of months. We like having our own parking lot, a bigger space and better signage. We added more gifts, which has gone really well so far.”

The painting classes began in January. The next set of classes will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4, Feb. 11 and Feb. 16.

The classes are for basic painting with “Heirloom Traditions” chalk-type paint, which is what they use to paint all their furniture. Cost for attending the class is $45.

With the additional space, Lasswell said they would be adding items such as barnwood.

“We have gotten a lot more traffic in this location,” she said. “And we are just a quarter-mile down the road. Part of it is the building. It is more visible. It used to be three businesses, so we opened the windows up and painted the building. It is just a happier atmosphere.”

Sweet Comfort will continue to carry a variety of Edwardsburg Eddies merchandise.

“We will be adding some pick-me-up kind of gifts so that you don’t have to run to the mall all the time,” Lasswell said.

This coming spring and summer, Lasswell is planning to do some things outdoors that will involve the public.

Sweet Comfort is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call (574) 383-0540.

 

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