September Tenant of the Month: A Coastal Zen


September 27, 2018

September Tenant of the Month: A Coastal Zen

This month we have chosen to spotlight one of our newest tenants, A Coastal Zen. They are a crystal and stone shop with unique crystal items as well as books, dream catchers and salt rocks. We spoke with owners Mary Kay Chapman, Sherry Petty, and Stanley Chapman to learn more about their new business. Learn more below, then stop by A Coastal Zen today—you may be surprised what you find there!

Where were you born and raised?
Sherry Petty, Co-Owner – Columbus, Georgia
Mary Kay Chapman, Co-Owner/Buyer – Fort Worth, Texas & Miami, Florida
Stanly Chapman, Retired MacGyver – Anything my wife says – Miami, Florida

How long has your business been at The Wharf?
Since June 19, 2018.

What sort of goods or services do you provide?
We provide crystals, stones, unique gifts, salts, tapestries, coastal items, dreamcatchers, journals, salt lamps, candles, oils, and more!

What does a typical workday involve for you?
It involves social media posts, reviewing inventory, shop displays, and of course helping customers.

What’s the most unusual thing that has happened to you on the job?
Sherry: The positive response to our upcoming class offerings.

What do you love the most about living and working in Orange Beach?
Stan: The laid-back attitude and way of life.
Sherry: The atmosphere at The Wharf, talking with all the people from all over.

What’s your favorite annual event at The Wharf?
Mary Kay: Halloween, Christmas, Ice Skating, and all the events that donate to charity.

Other than your own store, what is your favorite place to shop at The Wharf?
Mary Kay & Stan: We love Bungalows, Sand Dollar Lifestyles, and Ocean Eddie’s.

What is your favorite restaurant at The Wharf?
The Southern Grind and Blue Water BBQ.

What is something that customers might not know about your store?
We are anonymous givers. We love surprising kids with a gift and we give back to others in need every month. Plus the diverse inventory and our new crystal classes and workshops starting in October!

What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Going to the beach, fishing, and reading.

What is your favorite food?
Steak, Mexican, and seafood.

What is your favorite band/musician?
Chris Young, Elton John, and Stevie Nicks.

If you could spend the day with any celebrity or historical figure (living or dead) who would it be?
Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Wayne Dyer, and Jesus.

If you won the lottery, what would you do with your winnings?
Donate to charity, buy a house with land, and support our business and family.

Do you have any pets?
We have many pets: Bacardi, Duke, Golashes, Leo, and Zoomie are our dogs. Taz and Zeus are our cats.

Auburn or Alabama?
Mary Kay: I am Switzerland!

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