Paige Drewry is owner of Kelsick Specialty Market, located at 6632 Main Street in Gloucester. The business dates from the early 1990s and she became the owner last year when founder Beth Haskell retired.
The top challenge, Drewry said, came right at the start: “I have certainly dealt with my fair share of challenges but being 23 at the time of purchasing the business and a female on top of that” marked her beginning. “Taking over and rebranding a business is very hard because you are held to a high standard of what the previous ownership was like … we want to show every person who comes in how much we care about them.”
Kelsick today offers beer, wines, meats, cheeses, snacks, local products, prepackaged home-cooked meals and more, also catering and in-store and in-home wine and beer tastings.
Drewry studied at Johnson & Wales University for four years earning a degree in culinary arts and a bachelor’s degree in business. She also studied wine for two years...
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