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On our way home from ConVocation last weekend we stopped by a New Age store I’d never been to in Plymouth, Michigan. I’d had heard great things about the store, mostly about their stone merchandise. I already did a video over on the YouTube channel that covered what I bought that I will link below, but I really want to share more about the store.

 

I asked the ladies that work their if it was okay to take some pictures and they agreed as long as I didn’t photograph people, which I think is a basic rule, since you don’t know who is or isn’t in the Broom Closet. I mentioned that in our 204 podcast as well.

 

 

Anyhow, the store! Oh my goodness… it was lovely. Seriously. I was really impressed by the size of the store first of all. I have no idea what the square footage is, but it was in no way a postage stamp storefront where you have to be careful where you step and people can’t even squeeze by each other. Another plus is that it’s a really inviting space, that’s laid out very thoughtfully and has a natural flow to it. I’ve worked retail in many places and I feel that natural flow is important because you want customers to take a journey when they come into your shop, especially one like Earth Lore, and in a heavy traffic situation you also want that flow to keep people moving.

 

Another thing that stuck out to me is that the store isn’t a mish-mosh of products. What I mean by that is, displays weren’t a variety of products that didn’t have anything to do with each other. Instead, everything was organized by types of products. There was a book section, a tarot section, an Egyptian section and so on. I appreciate that because if I am a returning customer and want incense, I can go to one area of the store and all the incense is going to be right there. That makes sense to me.

 

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One feature of the store that I’d heard about, but was in no way prepared for was the LARGE stones that were on display and for sale. The first one I came into contact with was a huge smoky quartz sphere that looked so cute sitting amongst the fairy garden supplies.

 

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This guy is at least 18 inches in diameter. It’s just gorgeous and I love the light that was strategically placed to shine through it. I wish I had the money to bring this one home.

 

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Then I saw this gorgeous amethyst. You can’t really see it, but it’s actually sitting on wooden base, which brought the top of it to about my shoulder. I’m 5’8” so that’s a really big stone!

 

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The last large crystal was the beautiful crystal cluster. 204 pounds!!! Can you believe it!? With a $14,000 price tag I’m praying to hit the MegaMillions!!!

 

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The store has a wide array of other, maybe more affordable stones as well. There’s an entire round table in one area of the store that you can circle around and choose from a large assortment of stones. I partook of this table a lot!

 

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Now for the final outcome. I really, really loved this store. My only wish is that it was closer. It’s a no brainer that it deserves 5 out of 5 brooms. I highly recommend a visit to this store if you’re in the Greater Detroit area and I’m sure we’ll stop there again. Hopefully soon!

 

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On a side note, after leaving the store we wanted to grab lunch before heading out and came across a wonderful little restaurant call The Burger Shop. I was really happy to see that they had numerous vegetarian/vegan options, including this delicious falafel burger. Now we have another place in Plymouth to revisit!

 

Here’s their website:

http://www.earthlore.com/

 

 

 

 

Heart of the Witchs Path YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFiMg7JNvy2wIywW-OEAHw

 

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