- July 10, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
In spite of the pandemic lockdown, Stacy Pomeroy took a leap of faith with her two-year-old Balboa Island home decor-gift business, Sur La Mer Coastal Goods.
“We had been in a small space on Marine Avenue for two years when COVID hit,” said Pomeroy. “It was either go big or go home and move to a larger space across the street twice the size.”
Pomeroy, a Newport Beach resident for 14 years, had been a stay-at-home mom prior to jumping into her retail business.
“It was self-preservation,” she said. “I have one son and when he went off to college, I knew I’d go crazy without him.”
With a background in hospitality — having grown up in her family’s Ohio restaurant business — and a love of shopping for gifts, Pomeroy was drawn to retail.
“A lot of what I buy are the things I would want or would give as gifts,” she explained. “If I like it, hopefully other people would like as well.”
Stacy Pomeroy, far right, owner of Sur La…