shopped. So, I made the place rustic, out of wood crates and
so on. Men seem to have the idea they can’t enjoy art. I say if
you can’t find a gift in here, you ain’t shopping!”
Fogle plans monthly art shows and wine-tasting events in
the new year.
“Sailfish Brewing Company gave downtown a flagship
business and they have really made a difference.” Fogle said.
“They work really hard at being the leaders. I’m grateful
having them there, with their customers drinking right across
from my store. You can’t buy advertising like that!”
HEMP COLLECTIVE OPENS
Perhaps the most unusual new downtown store is the
Florida Hemp Collective at 203 N. Second St. Owners Tim
and Abbigail Gunther have had the store since July.
Tim Gunther said the couple have worked in the cannabis
and hemp industry for many years assisting hemp growers
and entrepreneurs comply with state and local regulations all
over the country. They decided to showcase the products of
their clients in the new store.
Tim Gunther said they have had an overwhelmingly positive
response from city officials, the police department and
residents. Many people are curious about their products,
unfamiliar with the difference between hemp and cannabis,
“Hemp, by law, cannot contain more than 0.03 percent
THC, which gives marijuana its high,” he explained.
The collective sells smokable hemp flowers to reduce
anxiety and aid sleep and a wide variety of creams, tinctures,
oils, salves, capsules and gummies intended to ease pain and
other ailments completely legally. They also stock clothing
Tim Gunther and his wife, Abbigail, operate Florida Hemp Collective, a
business that helps hemp growers and producers comply with state and
>> local regulations nationwide.
Gabby Chiquito explains to the many people who are curious about their products and the difference between hemp and cannabis.