by Kristine Acopian
It’s that time of year again: hot chocolate, the bright shiny lights, spending time with our loved ones and friends, and of course, the spirit of shopping. With our hustle and bustle lifestyles, we need a one-stop shop for our loved ones.
Check out Pacific Treasures & Gourmet on 219 W Main Street in no other than Downtown Visalia, California. Open Monday-Wednesday and Saturday 10-6 p.m., Thursday 10-8 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m. You can reach them at (559) 733-0213. Owner Michelle Wiebe Andrews says, “It’s a one-stop shop for everyone, except to find the unexpected.”
Longtime customer Patti says, “I love coming in here; it’s a play store for adults and pleasing to the eye. You can always find unique items in here around each corner of the store.”
Michelle started her business career when she was twenty-eight-years old. Michelle was always a visionary and originally started her career in Interior Design. Many years later she decided she wanted to grow more into her community and be surrounded with loved ones. Pacific Treasures & Gourmet was where it began. It originally started off small but quickly her mom’s friend inspired her to go big. Now with fifteen employees and a store filled with everything you can possibly conceive, she has done just that.
Running a business runs in her blood, with her aunts owning a fashion boutique in San Francisco and her family owning businesses in town, it is no wonder she is a natural. Michelle wanted to express herself in a way that she can share with her community. You will find many colors and assortments in Pacific Treasures & Gourmet that to some extent express a side of Michelle. She seeks out what is unique and is always updating her inventory.
You can find everything from garden decor, bath and body, baby clothes, toys, cookware, baskets, candles, chocolate, teas, dishware, BBQ seasoning and supplies, ornaments, jewelry, wind chimes, signs, flags, mats, pet items, and their top seller volcano candles. It’s truly a treasure store because you don’t know what you will be able to find.
Pacific Treasures & Gourmet offers complimentary gift wrapping as well as gift certificates. They have the friendliest staff in town dedicated to helping you find the inner treasure inside. Come and explore, for ’tis the season of wonder.