No need to be a shit bag

This morning I woke up to a really shitty comment on my website from a person who used a fake email address to spew some nonsense. Before I post the comment let me first say, if you ever have a problem at store or ANYWHERE for that matter if you don’t bring the issue to the attention of someone at the establishment how would you ever expect to resolve it? The answer is people like this DO NOT WANT a resolution, they want to be the person with the problem, the person who has some sort of injustice against them that they can complain to people about. To them I say, try being positive for a change! It’s possible your world will brighten up and suddenly you’ll find that people are mostly good if you give them the chance to be. 

Here’s her comment:

This shop and their classes are a total RIP-OFF! This store is basically a glorified junk-yard with some paint splashed about. I would warn anyone from purchasing from this store. On top of that the owner is not very helpful, and seems to busy on her phone to help her actual customers. I left this dump feeling like I had just wasted my time, and would eventually my money as well (when my item broke).

As far as this website, could they have used a font any harder to read?

I replied to the given email address (with no reply, surprise surprise)

Hi (fake name omitted here)

I got your comment on the Salty not Sweet website. I never got any other email from you saying you had an issue or that something you purchased broke. If you need something you’re welcome to let me know and try to resolve any issue here.

Candra Squire

It was really hard not to be a shit bag back but that’s just not really my style. If you’re reading this commenter you’re welcome to email me to resolve any issues but you don’t need to dump any of your unnecessary meanness on me.

Here’s a flower, I think you need it.


Letterpress Studio for Sale!

Lettepress Studio for Sale

10×15 Chandler & Price Letterpress with motor.
New rollers
Hamilton Type Case with 12 drawers
8 Drawers full of metal type
4 sets of wood type
6 chases
8′ Counter
3 cabinets
Various cans of ink
Furniture and case
Imposing stone
Various quoins, tools, and pins.
Blanket wash
Currently located in the Screw Factories Studio C339
$5,000 or best offer. Please email or text Candra 330-690-6810
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The Great Salty Craft Supply Sale!

Salty is hosting our first ever craft supply sale September 14-16th in our store. We are looking for people who need to get rid of some of their supplies that are sitting around gathering dust! New and used alike are welcome here. Please fill out our SUBMISSION FORM. We will be jurying and picking and choosing so we can make the most of our space and keep the selection awesome. We are charging a flat fee of $10 a vendor.  So starting going through your drawers now and let us know what you have! Just think, you too could create a beautiful crafting space like the one below after you clean out the old and then come shop for some new!

Thanks to Barbara Baughman for letting us show you her crafting space! Check her blog here! No. 1990


Coming Sooooon!

Salty not Sweet is all moved in to our new location! In a matter of weeks we will be up and running! The grand opening date is still TBA but it will be one Saturday night in May.

We can’t wait to show you what we’ve collected over the last few months!

Waterloo Arts Fest June 26, 2010

Hey friends,

Waterloo Arts Fest is super soon! There will be bands, arts, crafts, kids activities, oh and FOOOOOOOD! Don’t forget all the glorious food vendors!

Waterloo is literally 15 mins from the west side so please if you want to be awesome get in your car make the LONG journey to waterloo and check out what we have. Aside from the kick ass people who will be vending for the day there are permanent businesses that make coming to the street worthwhile. Cafes, art galleries, handmade crafts, head shop, tattoos, music, vintage stores with clothes, music, toys, and houewares,  indie music stores, and bars. All independent local businesses that need support.

Please come for the day and then remember us because we’ll be here long after the fest ends.

Arts Collinwood

Salty not Sweet

The Head Shop

Rebel City Tattoo

Beachland Ballroom

Music Saves

Star Pop

Blue Arrow Records

SS&W Boardwalk

Some very Salty News

Hey everyone!

We’re totally settling into our little space on Waterloo and loving it. Rebel City Tattoo just opened up a couple doors down and the new BBQ place is coming soon across the street. Things are coming together and it seems like the arts & crafts community of Cleveland is bigger than ever. It’s so nice to have so much support and to know that people DO want to buy local and try to recycle and reuses whatever they can.

Salty not Sweet is planning a series of events and we’re going to TRY to have something at least 3 out of 4 weekends a month. First up is this Saturday!

Our featured vendor of the month opening reception is for Barbara Baughman of Toony Jewelry. She makes beautiful pieces that just feel good. You’ll have to come meet this girl because she’ll be in the store Saturday night starting at 7pm and she is delightful. Plus she’s bringing all kinds of stuff she hasn’t put out yet so you can’t get it and won’t see it anywhere else. That my friends, is awesome.