Shopping local is a great way to support the Chester community by giving back to small business owners.
If you are staying with us at the Fullerton Inn, visit some of the local shops in Chester. We have highlighted several below!
Interested in supporting local authors and artists? Shop at Phoenix Books, an independent and unique bookstore, and explore picture books, children’s books, poetry, best sellers, fiction, nonfiction, magazines, and more.
By shopping here, you’ll also be supporting a business that gives back to the community. Phoenix Books gives to fundraisers for local schools, libraries, and charities. Located adjacent to the Fullerton Inn, Phoenix Books features approximately 6,000 books and hosts numerous author events.
Sage Jewelry and Gifts & Polish Pottery Gift Shop
Enjoy a two-for-one gift shop location featuring both Sage Jewelry and Gifts and the Polish Pottery Gift Shop. Sage Jewelry features unique handcrafted jewelry in Chester including necklaces, bracelets, rings, and more. Owner and artist, Michele Colby Bargfrede, creates the jewelry on-site. Shoppers will also find works from other Vermont artists including glassware, artwork, soaps, cards, ornaments, and more.
The Polish Pottery Gift Shop provides the finest quality Polish stoneware products with no two pieces exactly alike.
Chester-Andover Family Center Thrift Shop
Explore gently used clothing and household goods from the Chester-Andover Family Center Thrift Shop. The Chester-Andover Family Center is a charitable organization serving Chester and Andover with three programs: the Financial Assistance Program that helps residents pay bills; the Food Shelf, that gives residents supplemental food; and the Thrift Shop, whose proceeds support the other two programs.
Lisai’s Chester Market
Serving Chester since 1993, Lisai’s Chester Market is a full-service grocery store in Chester featuring country décor with modern fixtures. A full-service meat department makes this shop truly special. Shop for fresh produce, special wines, snacks, and made-to-order sandwiches. Find custom photography cards by Obe Lisai and visit the fully operational growler station to fill your growler with fresh, local beer.
Visit these shops and many more when you stay with us at the Fullerton Inn, a four-season destination country inn and bed & breakfast located in the beautiful village of Chester, VT.