YARMOUTH — Lisa Sharp never imagined her hobby would become a viable business.
Her smoothie shop has grown more than she expected, and can continue to grow with a new location and expanded menu: Peachy’s Smoothie Cafe, formerly at 298 Main St., moved across the street to 301 Main St. on Nov. 13.
The old location, where the business first opened four years ago, was under 600 square feet, according to Sharp. The new location has about double the space.
“I couldn’t really expand over there,” Sharp said of the former space.
The new, open floor plan features a large wooden table made and donated by Lani Toscano of Heartwood Essentials in Cumberland; counter seating against one wall, and a kids table. Interior designer and Yarmouth resident Leandra Fremont-Smith designed the space. In the summer, two large doors at the front of the building will open to an outdoor seating area with live music at night.
“I wanted to create an environment that was fun,” Sharp said. “Smoothies are fun.”
Smoothies are only one part of what Sharp now sells. In addition to 20 smoothie flavors – with fruit, dessert, green options and 11 juices – Peachy’s now sells soup and crepes, too. The six soups are from Kamasouptra and the gluten-free crepes are homemade, with the same local ingredients used in the smoothies.
Sharp said she envisions the new space being like Freeport Public Market, where she has a second location.
“I wanted to create that environment down here on a smaller scale,” she said.
Sharp said she wants Peachy’s to be a gathering place for Yarmouth residents. She said it’s a great place for kids, or for people to visit before or after church.
“That’s what I want, is for families to come,” Sharp said.
She said the location works well for what she wants to see happen.
“It’s a central location that everyone likes and everyone enjoys,” Sharp said.
She said the new location is warmer and more inviting than the previous one.
“It was colder over there,” she said. “The sun shines over here all day long.”
Although the business is growing, Sharp said she has no plans to expand further. For now she said she will “just focus on this and make this good.”
Sharp said she enjoys keeping the business on the smaller side because it allows her to stay involved in the work she loves.
“I was a stay at home mom and it was a hobby at first, making smoothies for other moms,” Sharp said. “Then it became a business.”
Peachy’s Smoothie Cafe manager Caysea Howell, foreground, and owner Lisa Sharp make smoothies in the business’ new location at 301 Main St. in Yarmouth.