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Owners of Sage Refill Market moved up store's opening to mid-pandemic to get community essentials

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Posted at 6:41 AM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 07:45:17-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Sage Refill Market opened mid-pandemic when many small business were closing their doors.

"Of course, six months ago, [when we were] putting together a business plan, we weren't even considering anything like that," said Diana Duren.

Duren, her husband and adult children are running the store at 1214 Wedgewood Avenue, which sells essentials like soap, detergent and hand sanitzer.

"We actually opened a little earlier than we thought we would because we were able to keep working on the inside of the store while we could serve people with curbside and local delivery," said Duren.

The store, which opened on May 1, is now open for in-store shopping. Inside, customers can refill a container from home or one from the store with the cleaners and hygiene products.

"I think it's an answer to a real problem we have and that's our dependence to single use plastic in particular," she said.

Sage Refill is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.