Meet the local businesses behind The Boxes at Chapelton
Situated five miles south of Aberdeen, Chapelton is a growing community designed to provide its residents with all the comforts associated with modern living, from plentiful green spaces to a wonderful town centre.
In the heart of Chapelton, you’ll find The Boxes, which are temporary retail structures that offer start-up businesses the opportunity to occupy a space in the centre of a thriving local Aberdeenshire town.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the incredible local businesses currently located at The Boxes in Chapelton…
Offering bespoke bridal accessories, jewellery, gifts and an award-winning wedding design service, RedRocks is a busy local business located at The Boxes in Chapelton and was created by talented designer, Claire Notrangelo.
From stunning pieces of jewellery curated by several Scottish designers to an impressive collection of healing crystals, books and mindful themed gifts, you’re certainly not short of choice when it comes to thoughtful gifts for your loved ones. Amongst the growing collection of wonderful gifts, RedRocks also offers bespoke bridal headpieces and beautiful jewellery, guaranteed to add a touch of glamour to your special day.
Following two successful years at The Boxes, Redrocks has recently expanded its business premises into a double box, providing Claire with plenty of room to grow and accommodate the increasing customer demand. To add to the peaceful ambience of the box, in the centre of the unit stands a magnificent tree which is guaranteed to catch the attention of customers entering the store.
AB Wellness and Reflexology
After feeling burnt out, Shona Tough decided to embark on her own wellness journey where she discovered her love and passion for reflexology, leading her to train and qualify as a Clinical Reflexologist in 2019. Shortly after, Shona became a member of the Association of Reflexologists – a professional accreditation only given to the most highly trained – where she continued to nurture and develop her understanding and skills.
Looking to provide others with a space to relax, rejuvenate and reap the benefits of clinical reflexology, Shona founded AB Wellness and Reflexology. In 2022, Shona decided it was time for a change and relocated her business to The Boxes, where she has created an inviting and tranquil retail space filled with lots of lovely self-care products, designed to encourage clients to carve out time for themselves.
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If you have a four-legged friend who is in need of some TLC, then Stinky Beasties is definitely the place for you. From natural and handmade dog grooming products to incredible accessories including cosy coats, sumptuous beds, bamboo bowls, brushes, toys and treats galore, Stinky Beasties has everything you need to ensure that your pet is cared for.
All products at Stinky Beasties are made from natural and vegan-friendly ingredients, designed to care for your pet’s skin and coats while also protecting the world around us through the use of no palm oil, SLS, artificial fragrances, colours, harsh preservatives and recyclable packaging. Additionally, Stinky Beasties has a refill system for dog treats, helping to cut down on the amount of packaging used and allowing your dogs to test out some new tasty treats.
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Website: Stinky Beasties
Devenick Drinks Co.
Local Aberdeenshire based drinks business, Devenick Drinks Co. has been situated at The Boxes since 2022 and the experience so far has been an incredible whirlwind of events!
Originally launching a bottle shop at The Boxes in December 2022, founders Andy and Bryan have since hosted two successful pub nights at The Hut in Chapelton and have recently expanded the business into a second box – The Gatehouse Taproom. The thriving taproom serves up many of Devenick Drinks’ specialities including local craft beers, artisan gins, rums, vodkas, wines, cocktails and fizz, with the option of gluten-free and vegan drinks too.
Alongside the cosy and intimate setting inside the Gatehouse Taproom, there is also an outdoor beer garden – the ideal spot for enjoying some refreshing ice-cold drinks during the summer months. Children and dogs are also welcome, making it even easier for you to pop past or enjoy a browse on the weekends or weekdays.
Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of themed nights throughout the summer!
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Website: Devenick Drinks Co.
Stocking some of the finest eyewear available throughout the UK, Very Spexy is an eyewear boutique that sources stylish and high-quality glasses, sunglasses and accessories. Offering free 1:1 expert eyewear styling advice, you can bring along your prescription to the retail unit at The Boxes and the friendly team will help you find the perfect pair of glasses that best suit your style and preferences.
Exclusively stocked at the Very Spexy box in Chapelton, you’ll find Karün eyewear which is designed and made from traceable recycled materials – ideal for any sustainable fashion consumer!
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Website: Very Spexy
Cox & Co Barber Shop
First opening at The Boxes in the summer of 2021, and undergoing a large rebrand in early 2023, Cox and Co Barber Shop provides those in the local and surrounding areas with outstanding mens barbering services, focusing on hair, beards and facial treatments.
The owner, Josh Cox, prides himself on delivering an exceptional service to each and every client and is always willing to welcome new clients to his portfolio. With a sleek and contemporary look, the interior and exterior of the box have been tastefully decorated to create a space that feels comfortable and calming.
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Website: Cox & Co Barber Shop
Fits the Scoop
If you’re notorious for indulging in a sweet or savoury treat, then you must take a visit to Fits the Scoop to satisfy that yearning for delicious food. Offering everything from mouthwatering sundaes and milkshakes made with the finest Orkney ice cream to delicious lunchtime bacon rolls and a variety of paninis, Fits the Scoop has got you covered when it comes to tasty treats.
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A fresh and minimalistic studio space offering everything from cosmetic and fine line tattoos to microblading, powdered brows, lip blushing and scalp micropigmentation, By Sarah is the newest addition to The Boxes at Chapelton.
Owner, Sarah Argo, started cosmetic tattooing five years ago and has been in the beauty industry for around 17 years, opening her first business 12 years ago. Bringing a wealth of experience to her new box at Chapelton, Sarah plans to add to her range of treatments in the near future by offering areola restoration – a treatment that uses tattooing to give the illusion of a 3D nipple and areola.
Make sure to keep an eye out on our channels for another exciting business which will be joining The Boxes soon!
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