The Cordial Cricket (formerly known as Paper with Style in Old Towne Petersburg) opened its new store located in Festival Park at Chester Village with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 29th. The ribbon cutting event was attended by representatives from the Retail Merchants Association, local media, numerous loyal customers, friends, family and other […]
The Cordial Cricket (formerly known as Paper with Style in Old Towne Petersburg) opened its new store located in Festival Park at Chester Village with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 29th. The ribbon cutting event was attended by representatives from the Retail Merchants Association, local media, numerous loyal customers, friends, family and other local business owners.
The stylish shopping boutique, the first retail store to occupy the newly developed Festival Park at Chester Village, relocated their store from their original location in Old Towne Petersburg in response to their growing business and need for a larger retail space. “We are thrilled to open our new, much larger location in Chester. This location truly offers us the space we need to accommodate the needs of our customers,” stated The Cordial Cricket’s owner, Elizabeth Howard.
The Cordial Cricket, which offers custom invitations, stationery and gifts for all, is known for providing its customers with an exceptional shopping experience that leaves them coming back for more. They offer the latest in wedding invitations, bridal stationery, wedding and etiquette guide books, bridal party gifts, as well as wedding accessories, along with custom party invitations for all themes and seasons, birth announcements and gifts you cannot find anywhere else. Customers of The Cordial Cricket receive personal one-on-one attention to select just the right invitation for their special event or the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend. They also offer online shopping on their custom-designed, easy-to-use website, www.thecordialcricket.com.
The Cordial Cricket, which was already an authorized retailer of reputable lines such as Crane & Co. fine stationery, has now added many new designer lines to its larger store location. In addition to more products and a more spacious shopping environment, The Cordial Cricket will now offer a gift registry for both its bridal customers and regular shoppers who would like to register to receive gifts they personally select. “The addition of our gift registry program is just another example of the high level of personal service that our customers receive and enjoy,” stated Howard.
Despite the store’s wide variety of stocked products, The Cordial Cricket can also special order stationery, invitations and gifts to meet their customers’ unique needs. “I truly believe it’s our service that draws repeat customers and sets us apart from other boutique stores or invitation retailers in Richmond,” stated Howard. The Cordial Cricket specializes in small quantity print jobs and is able to turn jobs around in as quickly as one day, will ship gifts anywhere in the United States and offers an electronic newsletter to keep their customers abreast of new merchandise, special offers and sales.
Howard also looks forward to working with her neighboring wedding industry retailers, Sestra Bridal and Evening Wear and Sir Tux Formals, in her new location. “We have enjoyed a wonderful referral relationship with these two fellow industry retailers already, and I look forward to working with them even more closely as neighbors,” said Howard. “These stores offer the same type of personal service that we offer at The Cordial Cricket, and it is rewarding to share the same passion for serving our customers,” Howard stated.
3524 Festival Park Plaza
Chester, VA 23831
In Festival Park at Chester Village
info AT thecordialcricket.com
Mon, Wed, Fri 11-6
Tues, Thurs 11-7
Appointments for brides to view wedding invitations are welcome but not necessary. We are also happy to schedule appointments for after-store hours if needed.