Spotlight on Cove of Treasures
by Max Mitchell
Jaffrey welcomes one of its newest businesses, Cove of Treasures, to the Abbot Building on downtown’s Main Street. Within its doors, you will find an eclectic selection of antiques, furnishings, home décor, natural health and beauty products, and fine collectibles. Behind the front counter (you can still smell the freshly milled wood), is proprietor Keara Castro.
Originally from San Diego, Keara and her family moved to Wilton in 2001 and raised her three children there; the oldest is now 16. In March, she made Jaffrey her home, not only buying a house but also establishing her new business here. “What better place to set down roots than the town you live in?” decided Keara.
Experienced in retail, Keara has worked for both a grocery store and an antique shop. When the antique shop’s owners offered her space to sell her own merchandise, she discovered that she had a passion for it. “I had no experience in antique dealing but soon fell in love with it,” she said.
Prior to opening Cove of Treasures, Keara worked full-time in manufacturing in Milford. She found that it was too difficult to keep that schedule and spend time with her 15-month old baby. Having the shop allows her to spend more time with her family, and she can even bring her baby to work with her.
Keara’s vision is to cater to a broad market and wide demographic. Specializing in repurposed and refurbished antiques, her inventory includes everything from fun pieces for college students to cool antiques for older folks. She also has a wide selection of all-natural health and beauty products, many of which include ingredients and essential oils that are distilled in Jaffrey.
Cove of Treasures also offers honey made by bees in Peterborough. “Carrying local products is important to me,” stated Keara. “It’s part of the charm of my store. Most of the items I carry are also one-of-a-kind.” Keara’s hope is to grow and expand. “This is what I have always wanted to do. You never know if you are going to succeed unless you try.”
Cove of Treasures is located at 24 Main Street in Jaffrey. Open hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10:00-5:00 and Sundays 11:00-4:00. They are closed Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information, please call (603) 732-7159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to like them on Facebook as well!
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