In June 2017, a Florida-based skincare company chose to open its twelfth location in a landmark historic house in Mount Dora. The quaint downtown location was an easy choice for the CEO of Naples Soap Company, Deanna Renda, a native Floridian who has a passion for old Florida communities.
Fast forward to May of 2020 during Florida’s COVID-19 closure and the company decided to close the two-story location. Now, the company has found a new location in Mount Dora just a block away from its previous home. The new and smaller store opened July 1 next door to The Spice and Tea Exchange at 429 N. Donnelly Street on the block of downtown known to have the highest pedestrian traffic.
Naples Soap Company’s top-selling products include bath bombs, body sprays, and an unscented sea salt soap bar. That particular bar, good for psoriasis, acne and rosacea, was the impetus for the company and its mission to develop effective products to help chronic skin conditions.
The first store opened in Naples in 2009 with just 300 square feet. As the company grew, so did the stores, which averaged 1,200 square feet in 2017. Now the products are sold at Dillards and other retailers.
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