Start or Expand your Business

Start or expand your business 

Sandalwood Shoppes consists of  3,700 square foot space, with 40+ individual retail spaces available for rent. The opportunity to establish a successful retail business in the area is promising. As one recent economic development report says, "...tourists prefer local and regional concepts that provide a unique experience and purchasing options." And that is exactly what you can bring to  Sandalwood Shoppes.  As a Shoppe Owner, you'll be able to offer your customers an established physical storefront for your business in the Waterford Shopping Center, that is open six days a week. 

 

This is the retail opportunity you've been looking for!

 

Sandalwood Shoppes is a unique, one-stop shopping destination managed and owned by Joan Pacifico, a retail professional with over 25 years of experience in all facets of the business. Located in the up-and-coming town of Leland, North Carolina, Sandalwood Shoppes is designed to bring an exciting mix of local artisans and retailers together to sell their products under one roof in the Waterford Shopping Center.

 

Sandalwood Shoppes introduces the "marketplace retailer" concept to Leland. This innovative retail approach:

  • Allows customers to shop for a wide variety of items, from clothing to gifts to housewares, in one convenient place.

  • Enables multiple vendors to offer their products in a central location...leading to more sales and traffic than retailers could generate on their own.

Sandalwood Shoppes offers an affordable option for new business owners, a physical presence for online retailers, and a great location for retailers seeking to expand their visibility and sales.

Lease Package Include

  • Service of customer-oriented staff, six days a week

  • Coverage of all over-head costs

  • Year-round advertising support

  • Credit/debit card and check acceptance

  • 24/7 security system

  • NC sales tax paid by Sandalwood Shoppes

  • Unique, reliable software program that tracks all business owners sales and allows business owners to view daily sales remotely.

The Marketplace that Brings it all Together

The Brunswick County Advantage

 

Sandalwood Shoppes is located in Brunswick County, the fastest growing county in North Carolina, and among the top ten in tourist expenditures. Here are some fast facts about the area, Brunswick County:

 

  • Generated over $470 million in tourism-related expenditures in 2013

  • Employed more than 5,000 people in 2013, a 5.5% increase from 2012

  • Ranks 10th in tourism expenditures for the 100 counties in North Carolina

  • Boasts a residential growth rate among the highest in the state, at 52.1% from 2000 - 2010

 

Right Time. Right Place!

 

A recent economic report states that "The strongest opportunity for retail growth in Brunswick County is currently in Leland." It's no wonder, Leland is a thriving community with an enviable location between the city attractions of Wilmington and the natural beauty of Brunswick County's many beaches. Just a short drive over the bridge from Wilmington, tourist-draws in the area include golf resorts, restaurants, historic attractions and more. Economically, the town has a strong employment base, a healthy residential market, and room to grow for businesses looking to capitalize on its amazing potential.

3 Key Elements for your Success

 

When you become a part of Sandalwood Shoppes, you gain more than just a physical storefront. You secure the support and expertise of a savvy retail professional who is passionate about the industry, the region, and most importantly...your success!

1
Industry Expertise

Joan Pacifico, owner of Sandalwood Shoppes, has over 25 years of experience with some of the most respected names in retail...including Macy's and Target. Her experience includes managing stores and staff, coordinating inventories, and expanding businesses into new territory. Most recently, she served as a sales representative with a large wholesale giftware company. Her extensive experience has provided her with the know-how and the connections to help you thrive in the competitive retail environment 

2
Learning Opportunities

In order to help you learn and grow as a retailer, Sandalwood Shoppes will offer regularly scheduled informational events featuring guest speakers and workshops. These valuable learning opportunities are designed to help you become a successful entrepreneur, add to your existing knowledge base about the ins and outs of the retail industry, and stay up to date on the latest marketplace trends.

3
Vendor Promotion & Support

Sandalwood Shoppes is committed to supporting you with an active and creative marketing plan. In addition to traditional advertising designed to reach area residents and tourists, the company will showcase your shop on its website, utilize the latest internet advertising methods, and actively work to build a loyal following on social media. 

Requirements
  • ONE-YEAR LEASE

  • ​ONE MONTH'S SECURITY DEPOSIT

  • ​$100 APPLICATION FEE

  • ​13% COMMISSION ON ALL NET SALES

Rates
  • WALK-IN BOOTHS (36-100 SQUARE FEET)

  • ​END-WALLS (3 feet  AND 7 feet)

  • ​CONTACT US FOR SPECIFICS ON AVAILABILITY

  • EMAIL: SANDALWOODSHOPPES@GMAIL.COM