PIQUA — A new local source for organic products will soon open in downtown Piqua.
Ryans Organic Edge, located at 529 N. Main St., will open for business on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Owned and operated by local resident Ryan Henderson, the shop will provide organic health and household items.
“We’ll be selling organic products, fitness products, different lotions, balms, soaps and household cleaning supplies, and all types of things that are better for the body without all that junk that a lot of products have,” Henderson said.
Ryans Organic Edge will carry brands such as Badger Balm, Poofy Organics, Earth Mama, New Chapter Vitamins, and Bucked Up, among others.
“If you’re worried about what’s going into your body, these options are a lot better,” Henderson said.
Originally from Troy, Henderson now lives in Piqua with his girlfriend, Stephanie Staley, and their kids Aiden, 14, Kadance, 11, and Emery Gray, 1.
“I’ve been thinking about opening my own business for awhile now,” Henderson said. “My girlfriend is really big into the healthy lifestyle, then I started getting into it and working out, and I noticed there’s nothing like that in Piqua, so I thought it’d be a good business to get into.”
Henderson said he hopes to expand the business to meet the needs of prospective customers.
“We’re trying to have a little bit of everything in here. We’ll have dried fruits, and different coffees and teas eventually,” he said. “It will be pretty much everything except meat and fresh produce — not yet, at least, but maybe later down the line we’ll offer that if we get a good turn out of regular customers.”
In order to help customers feel comfortable shopping at Ryans Organic Edge in light of the pandemic, Henderson said the opening will be a two-day event on Saturday, Aug. 29, and Sunday, Aug 30, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“That way, with everything going on, a lot of people can come in and everyone doesn’t have to be here all at one time,” he said. “We’ll be open all day, so people have plenty of time to get in and out.
The store’s regular hours will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and closed Sundays.
For more information, visit Ryans Organic Edge on Facebook.