the relocation of Simply Zen!

My name is Honey Chang.  For the past nine years I’ve had the great fortune to operate Simply Zen on Locke Street South in Hamilton. 

True to my appreciation of all things spiritual and of the Earth, my store sells items that enhance meditation, and provide a serene, warm and nurturing environment.  It is filled with crystals, incense, natural home and hygiene products, eco-friendly clothing, jewelry, handbags and décor items, both local and imported.  

I tell people my customers are the best people I know, and I mean it.   They have supported me throughout my journey and introduced my wares to their friends and family.

Due to sudden and unforeseen circumstances, I have had to embrace leaving my current store location and am now in the throes of an abrupt move dated August 1st.  The new owners of my current building decided not to renew my lease, and made plans to replace my store with a spa.

I am happy to have found another space, and will be the proud new tenant at 183 Ottawa Street North.  I’m excitedly nervous, but ready for a new home and the wonderful experiences and friendships I know it’ll bring.  However, this means unanticipated expenses in a short time frame.  I need help to make it happen as my store is the sole income for me and my young daughter, Jordan. 

I’m asking for your support in making this move possible.  I promise a return for your investment in the form of a 20% discount voucher redeemable for anything I stock, once the new Simply Zen is up and running, as well as some lovely prize draws donated generously by local businesses. 


Johnny's Coffee on Locke Street is offering a complimentary Espresso based Drink or Tea to the first 50 who donate! (I will have comp cards to  the first 50 )

Misha Photos – One hour photo shoot (value $250) 2016 HMA Event Photographer Winner

Laura Tedesco Jewellry Design - L'infinita Silver Ring
(value $165) Handmade, hammered finish with one full cut round brilliant diamond = 0.02ct.

De la Sol Yoga Studios - (2) 30 Day Unlimited Inter-studio passes (value $170 each)

Maria Murchie, RMT – One hour massage (value $80)

Lenko Health Massage Therapy – One hour massage (value $90)

Picks and Sticks – 4 Music Lessons (value $75) Reader`s Choice Awards Winners Gold and Diamond 2014

Jane Mullin Schweitzer - DoTerra Physician's Kit (value $170) 10 x 5 mL bottles;  Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue®, doTERRA Breathe®, DigestZen®, doTERRA On Guard®

Bay Shore Imports - XL Bamboo Banner "Aim for Success..." (Value $40)

Bay Shore Imports - Medium size Banner "What we think..." (Value $22.50)

Crown Point Candles - 120+ hours 100% Eco-soy wax candle hand poured into a vintage mason jar, using only pure essential oils  (Value USD$75.00)

Nourishing Health - 3 Cooking Classes with Nourishing Health at the Kitchen Collective on King Street East, plus get a free download to their E Cookbook with over 60 nutrient-dense, delicious recipes created by Nourishing Health's team of Holistic Nutritionists (Value $92)

Shift Holistic Hair - Full Service Cut: Includes shampoo & relaxing scalp massage, precision cut, blow dry and dry cutting techniques (Value $65)

Simply Zen - Jade Yoga Mat Professional 24”x 68” (Value $80)

A total of $8,000 will allow me to incur the costs of lost business due to closure during my move, and for renovations in the new location.  It will also provide me with first and last month’s rent without having to put my business in deeper debt. 

I have unwavering gratitude and humility for all of the people who have helped me keep my doors open for nine beautiful years on Locke Street.  I’ll miss it deeply.  Years of memories and new relationships with Hamilton’s best people were created there.  I hope you’ll visit me at my new location, and look forward to welcoming you to the new home of Simply Zen. 

With love and thanks,

Honey Chang

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