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PR: Vintage Venture Old Soul Supply Co. Set to Enrich Downtown Waterville

May 21, 2024

New Retail Store in Historic Arnold Block to Open to Public on May 25

Waterville, ME 5/21/2024 – Nestled in the heart of downtown Waterville at 103 Main St., Old Soul Supply Co. offers patrons the opportunity to experience vintage charm and explore outdoor inspiration as owner Jessica Stetson unveils her latest venture. Old Soul Supply Co. promises an unparalleled shopping experience for enthusiasts of vintage treasures and outdoor adventurers alike.

Drawing on her fondest childhood memories of fishing with her grandfather and exploring antique shops with her grandmother, Jessica has curated a collection that reflects her deep-rooted love for the outdoors and all things vintage. From heirloom-quality brands like Pendleton and L.L. Bean to eclectic finds sourced from Maine’s and beyond, Old Soul Supply Co. is set to become a destination for seekers of timeless quality pieces.

“I’m excited to bring something different to downtown,” says Jessica Stetson. “It’s retail, but with a vintage twist. I want this space to be more than just a shop; I want it to be an experience—a place where people can discover something special, whether it’s for themselves or as a thoughtful gift.”

Vacant since 2021, the 2,106-square-foot space, formerly occupied by Jorgensen’s Café and between the Paul J. Schupf Art Center and Loyal Biscuit, has undergone a transformation to evoke the ambiance of an old-time general store. Within the splendid brick facade and expansive first-floor windows of the historic Arnold Block building, downtown visitors will be enveloped by a nostalgic charm, surrounded by reclaimed workshop benches, antique display cases, and a carefully curated selection of high-quality goods and outdoor recreational retail items.

“We are absolutely delighted to be working with Jessica and to welcome her exciting new venture to Main Street,” states CMGC Assistant Director of Economic Development & Strategic Projects Gabe Gauvin. “With our ongoing efforts to revitalize downtown storefronts, it’s truly inspiring to see Old Soul Supply Co. breathing new life into the iconic location—a historic building deeply intertwined with our community’s spirit. This space will once again become a hub of activity and commerce on Main St., driving continued positive growth and vitality. We eagerly anticipate the interplay between this new retail addition and upcoming developments that will bring more residents and visits to our vibrant downtown.”

Scheduled to open its doors May 25, Old Soul Supply Co. aims to capture the essence of Maine’s rich heritage brands while celebrating local history and craftsmanship. From vintage camping equipment and fishing gear to retro pennant flags and advertisements, the store presents a diverse offering of goods for customers of all ages and backgrounds. The store will feature handcrafted lures from a local supplier, along with an assortment of home goods, herbal remedies, and artisanal candles.

“Downtown Waterville is a premier destination and opportunity for retail business expansion and development, boasting a rich tapestry of history, culture, and community. As we witness the ongoing growth and revitalization of our downtown corridor, we enthusiastically welcome entrepreneurs like Jessica, whose vision and commitment enrich the fabric of our city center,” states Waterville City Manager Bryan Kaenrath. “Old Soul Supply Co. epitomizes the entrepreneurial culture that flourishes in Waterville, and we eagerly anticipate supporting her success as she becomes an integral part of our downtown business community.”

Opening to the public in June, hours of operation for Old Soul Supply Co. are expected to be 11-5 pm Tuesday – Sunday. For more information, visit Old Soul Supply Co. at 103 Main St., Waterville, or https://www.oldsoulsupplyco.com

About Old Soul Supply Co.: 

Founded by Jessica Stetson, a passionate entrepreneur with a lifelong love for quality vintage goods and Maine’s rich heritage, Old Soul Supply Co. is a tribute to tradition, craftsmanship, and community. Our mission is to preserve heritage, honor craftsmanship, and create a space where community thrives. Whether you’re a seasoned collector, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a unique find, Old Soul Supply Co. invites you to discover the magic of yesteryears and the beauty of Maine’s enduring spirit. For more information, visit Old Soul Supply Co. at https://www.oldsoulsupplyco.com

Last modified: May 21, 2024

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