Hello and a warm welcome to Coal Region Canary’s Small Business Showcase! This Christmas season, we’re excited to guide you through the vibrant core of our community with a focus on the local businesses that define our unique region.
Check out the fascinating stories of these businesses as we highlight their distinctive products, just right for your festive gift list. It’s time to embrace the holiday cheer by championing local businesses! 🎄🎁
|Business Name||The Maid’s Quarters Bed, Breakfast and Tearoom|
|Business Owner||Allyson Chryst|
|Address||402 S Centre Street, Pottsville, PA, 17901|
|Business Phone Number||+1 484-223-9497|
|Hours of Operation||B&B - 7 days a week; Tearoom - varies|
|Description of Products and Services||4 rooms/suites for rent, on-site tearoom featuring afternoon tea, Sunday brunches, themed high teas, Saturday breakfast, private gatherings, etc.|
|Unique Features and Specialties||Cooking and baking done on-site by Allyson, specializing in scones. Scones sold at various locations throughout Schuylkill County.|
|Payment Methods Accepted||Cash, credit/debit cards|
Q&A with Allyson Chryst, owner of The Maid’s Quarters Bed, Breakfast and Tearoom
Learn more about The Maid’s Quarters in Pottsville …
What inspired you to start this business, and how did your personal journey lead you here?
“Hello! I am Allyson, owner of The Maid’s Quarters Bed, Breakfast and Tearoom. I am a Pennsylvania native, originally from Allentown, who grew up in the kitchen with my mom and Grammy. Since the age of 18, I have wanted to own a bed and breakfast. My journey began in 2007 when I took my college internship at a B&B in Bethlehem. Following that, I worked for two different B&B’s until 2010. In the beginning of 2011, I had the opportunity to move to Pottsvillenand open The Maid’s Quarters where I began my 13th year in April 2023. The Maid’s Quarters has grown from a two-room B&B to a four-room B&B with an on-site tearoom.”
What unique products or services do you offer that can’t be found elsewhere in our community?
“Scones!! We specialize in many flavors. The list is always growing. Our scones are offered at various locations within Schuylkill County as well as for purchase at the B&B!”
How does your business contribute to the local community or participate in community events?
“We are a part of the downtown growth of Pottsville as well as sit on the board of directors for the visitors bureau. We are continuously working with the other local businesses in town to help promote the city as a whole. We are firm believers in viewing the other business owners as team players and not competitors.”
What do you want customers to experience when they interact with your business?
“We want everyone who walks through our front doors to feel a warm welcome and comfort and for them to leave feeling like family. We are here to make their stay relaxed and enjoyable so that they can return to visit us in the future and refer their friends and family!”
What are your future plans or dreams for your business? Are there any upcoming projects or expansions you’re excited about?
“We are hoping to open another B&B in Hamburg in the future! We will continue to run and operate The Maid’s Quarters in Pottsville as we do now and hope to expand our scone business.”
What advice would you give to someone wanting to start their own business in our community?
“Always have goals to work towards but most importantly love what you do!”
What does your business offer that would make a great gift for the holiday season?
“We offer gift certificates and teas for sale. We have a small gift shop inside the tearoom featuring local artisan goodies. We hope to have dry mixes of scones to sell soon but always have our freshly baked scones for purchase!”
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