Another Beaufort-area business has closed its brick-and-mortar store and set up shop in cyberspace.
It's Only Natural, formerly at 110 Sea Island Parkway, Lady's Island, has closed its store after 13 years and is changing its business model to pare expenses, owner Joyce Tallmadge said.
"It's the 21st century and people are buying on the Internet and at farmers markets, and it's a lot easier to do without the overhead," she said.
It's Only Natural's products include gluten- and wheat-free foods, low-sodium products, organic and grass-fed meats, cage-free chicken, tea, and organic cheese. It also carries supplements and beauty products.
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Going online doesn't mean It's Only Natural will lose its local, personal presence, Tallmadge said. The business makes home deliveries and operates a stand at the Beaufort Liquidators flea market, 5 Parker Drive, Beaufort.
"I've never had so much fresh air as I've had in the past month," she said of the changes.
Tallmadge said the shop is also working with United Church of Jesus Christ, 1801 Duke St., Beaufort, on cooking and raw food classes. She hopes to begin those in a few weeks.
It's Only Natural is not the first long-standing business to go online. In January, Michael Rainey Antiques put his 702 Craven St. building up for sale after 20 years at the location. He now focuses on attending antiques shows and making online sales.
Information: 843-986-9595, www.itsonlynaturalsc.com
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