POINT PLEASANT BORO – Sara Hazzard said there’s something to be said about a family-owned store that really helps during a crisis.

Renu By Alice, a home decor and furniture store on Beaver Dam Road, knows how to give everything a personal touch, customers say.

“Alice really knows how to take an old piece and turn it into a focal point of your home that everyone will love,” Hazzard said.

Renu By Alice, owned by Alice and Terrance Adams, was among several establishments nominated for Patch’s “Business of the Year” in Point Pleasant Boro as many businesses continue to battle through the coronavirus pandemic.

But it was these businesses, the customers say, that also came through for others in need – even as they were struggling themselves.

“She featured other female-owned businesses through the products she has in the store and his hard work is such an inspiration,” Hazzard said.

Alice Scottidantuono Adams said the store “really takes pride in the services we provide and finding great price points for our customers.”

“We love helping local residents as well,” she said.

Renu by Alice was founded in 2013 when the husband and wife duo were painting furniture together out of a one-bedroom apartment, according to the store’s website.

With the help of their loyal customers, their home decor and furniture storefront opened its doors in 2015, while expanding its offerings to include in-home interior design, custom furniture building, painted cabinetry and refinishing dated furniture, according to the website.

“Terrance’s modern city flare stems from his urban upbringing in Philadelphia combined with Alice’s rustic and coastal inspiration that comes from growing up on the Jersey Shore,” the website says.

Together, the website says, the two use their versatility to “create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces where their hearts go into all the work that they do.”

“Alice and Terrance take pride in creating conversation pieces for your home that help to tell your own special story,” the website says. “With affordable pricing and skill, this team is ready to work with you to give you exactly what you want.”

Another customer, named “Jackie,” noted that the store is an “awesome family-owned business started by herself and expanded into home redesign.”

“Great work, Very professional, and reliable,” said Kimberley Mcintosh.

Patch readers nominated a Local Businesses of the Year. The local businesses included retail stores, restaurants, hardware shops, dry cleaners, plumbers, car mechanics, salons and more.

Patch will feature nominated businesses in December.

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