You always learn by watching others.

When we first started Beekman 1802, we always tried to work with first-in-class retail partners.  Not because of prestige and not because it meant moving more volume, but because as a young company, we had a lot to learn (and still do).  By working with companies like Anthropologie, Henri Bendel, Williams-Sonoma, John Derian. Murray’s Cheese et al, it was like taking a retail master class every time we delivered an order.

These are companies that focus on the details and on delivering something extra to the customer when they walk in the door.  They deliver an experience.

Take a look a tour of the Beekan 1802 Mercantile flagship store in Sharon Springs, NY.

We hope that we’ve learned our lessons.

 

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by Josh and Brent

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Diane Varga

Fabulous – thank you for telling the wonderful story through these pictures, generous gentlemen.

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Christian Breen

The Shop Is amazing! I had a question, I am in the process of buying a farm house that was built in 1738. It has great bones but is a bit crooked and needs a ton of work. Is the end result worth the time? Thanks

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Centralia Heart

I visited the new shop on July 6th. It is really beautiful. Everything is very well displayed and easy to find and buy! I loved it!

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Cathy

Do you still have the original store you opened – the one with the wide steps leading to the store?

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Marie C

It’s beautiful! What an achievment! You did the old building and the village proud, and I’m sure Mr. Beekman is as happy as ever! It’s so inspiring to see what you’ve accomplished. Thanks for sharing and God Bless.

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joy wood

WOW, EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR NEW SHOP IS FABULOUS. SUCH GOOD TASTE, WISH I DIDN’T LIVE SO FAR AWAY, I WILL NEVER SEE IT IN PERSON. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES, NEVER DID SAY HOW MUCH I LOVED THE PASTA SAUCE, OUT OF THIS WORLD. I HAVE SO MANY THINGS I SAW IN THE SHOP, YEAH FOR ME. YEAH FOR THE TWO OF YOU. YOUR BESTEST FAN. JOY WOOD

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Lee Henry

Oh how I wish I lived closer so I could also visit. You have done a beautiful job with the store, I will be checking back oftener to follow your progress. Happiness to you both..

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Joan

WOW!!!!!!!!! You’ve done something AMAZING again. Can’t wait to come home in the fall for the festival and to see this georgous store.

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Tan Phaik Kuan

The new Beekman store is so totally beautiful and I’m so proud of you guys for opening in September and I can hardly wait for this too!!

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