Allspice is looking for a new owner or will close in September

The Allspicery — about to close — is looking for a new owner for its downtown Sacramento location.

In a social media post on Friday, the store owner said she was looking for someone to buy the spice retailer. If no new buyer is found, she will have to close the store in September.

“As a mother of two young children, it has become very clear that in a post-COVID world, I am no longer able to give Allspicery the dedication and attention it needs and deserves,” owner Heather Wong said in a social media post. . “As a result, over the past year I have been looking for creative ways to hand over the reins to someone who can take the shop to the next level – with limited success so far.”

Wong also cited “countless challenges and pivots” over the past few years, from supply chain issues to inflation to climate change limiting access to certain spices.

Wong opened the spice shop in 2016 after being inspired by her love of spices and exotic cuisines. She says anyone interested in buying from the store can email her at [email protected]

“My most fervent hope is that this position will resonate with someone who is able to invest in the vibrant small business that means so much to me, my staff and our community,” Wong said.

The store says it will deliver all outstanding special orders, but will not accept new ones. They also said they will prioritize the needs of their partners as we approach the close.

The store will also continue to accept gift cards and certificates. Wong urged people asking for refunds on gift cards to contact the store.

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Allspicery offers a range of prepackaged “to-go” spices that make great stocking stuffers for the foodie in your life. They also have gift packs available including spice starter packs. For the annual “Gift of Sacramento” guide to all things local shopping. Lezlie Sterling [email protected]

Dante Motley is a summer reporting intern for The Sacramento Bee originally from Texas. He is a student at Yale University where he studies anthropology and writes for the Yale Daily News.

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