228 Grant Street

Like many small businesses, a grandmother-story plays a central role in our brand’s origin and ongoing inspiration. The name 228 Grant Street Candle Co. pays homage to the home of my late maternal grandparents in Danville, VA; a home characterized by simple acts of hospitality and the sharing of things made and grown by my grandparents. Though she was not a candlemaker, my grandmother was a culinary wonder, baker, canner and gardener. Visitors never left her home without being offered something delightful that was made or grown by her or my grandfather. There was always something on the stove or in the freezer that could be magically put together for sustaining nourishment. Her front porch served as a neighborhood therapy office. Ms. Clara, as she was known throughout the community, was the embodiment of light and kindness.

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