Allyson Sutton and Joel Sadler

September 18, 8:00am - 9:00am EDT. Hosted at Zoom

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Allyson Sutton and Joel Sadler are the founders and co-owners of Sightsee, a travel-inspired retail shop + coffee bar nestled in the Elliotborough neighborhood of downtown Charleston.

Sightsee aims to inspire a sense of adventure in everyday life. By blending the energy and community of a cafe with the joy of product discovery, Sightsee introduces you to new finds in a way that breaks traditional retail categorization.

The concept began as a pop-up shop in 2018, making multiple appearances around North and South Carolina. After finding the perfect home at 125 ½ Line Street and gathering tremendous community support through Kickstarter, Sightsee opened its first brick-and-mortar space in September 2019. Since launching, Sightsee has featured 20+ specialty coffee roasters from around the globe, introduced customers to 40+ emerging brands (most of which are sustainable and/or woman-owned), and spotlighted countless local makers and artists through regular events in their space. Most notably, Sightsee is proud to have become a go-to stop for the finest musicians, artists, poets, lawyers, doctors, parents, students, skaters, tinkerers, and business owners in Charleston and beyond.

In addition to running Sightsee, Allyson and Joel are also the co-founders of Huskwell, a specialty cascara importing business, and Playswell & Co., a creative consulting firm.