Domestic Divas celebrating grand reopening on Nov. 19 following Mill St. fire

November 3, 2022   ·   0 Comments

By Sam Odrowski

Domestic Divas Cleaning Co. has found a new location and will be celebrating a grand opening on Nov. 19, following a fire on Mill St. that destroyed their office at the Old Mill Hub (28 Mill St.), along with close to 20 other businesses.

Several families were also left homeless after the Aug. 25 fire, but fortunately, all the residents made it out unscathed.

Domestic Divas owner Danielle Jenkins said it has been challenging operating without the new location, and she is very grateful to have found something that suits her business’s needs.

Their new office is where Revival Furniture formerly operated at 19 Robb Blvd., Unit 1, and the grand reopening on Saturday, Nov. 19 runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony, gift bags, discounts and a $2,000 giveaway taking place.

Following the Mill St. fire, Domestic Divas had been operating remotely, utilizing space at Bluebird Storage to warehouse their cleaning equipment, supplies, and product line.

Fortunately, the business has not slowed down, but with no central location, operating has been difficult, according to Jenkins.

“It’s been quite chaotic… we’ve had to scramble with deliveries for our equipment and supplies,” she said. “It’s been good, it’s just not been smooth, and we like things to be smooth and efficient.”

The new location on Robb Blvd will be Domestic Divas’ permanent home as it has office space to operate business and team meetings, in addition to a warehouse on the back end for deliveries and storage. 

“We do have a very unique space required for our business and the things that we’ve put in place for our company… that’s why it’s been so hard to find a new space, because it’s not just retail, it’s not just an office… and we found the space that’s going to be perfect,” Jenkins said. “Business will go back to normal if not better.”

The new location was found at the beginning of October after Domestic Divas had been searching for a month and nearly gave up.

“It got to a point where we were thinking, okay, in the new year we’re going to have to buy some land somewhere in Orangeville and build something because we need to take into consideration the expansion and the growth of the company,” Jenkins said. “It was just by sheer luck when we were kind of venting between the management about lack of available space in Orangeville, and we happened to just take one more peek at and found 19 Rob Blvd up for lease.”

Regarding the grand opening, it is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

“Whether you want to become clients or just want to celebrate with us, please come out, we welcome everybody,” said Jenkins. “This has been such a difficult time and we just want everybody to see how thankful we are… for the kindness and the support that not only did we receive from our clients, but also the community in general. It’s a chance for people to learn a little bit about the company that have never heard about it.”

Operation Sparkle, a yearly campaign run by Domestic Divas is back, where the business collects unwrapped toys to donate back to families in need over the holiday season, and the business will be collecting toys at its grand opening. 

The fundraiser is running Nov. 15 to Dec. 15 and any clients who drops off a toy receives 15 per cent off cleaning services from Domestic Divas for the month. The amount of money discounted is then matched by Jenkins with the proceeds going towards buying additional toys.

“We do encourage people, if they are coming out to the grand opening, to bring a toy, we’ll have our pink Christmas tree set up where they can donate it to,” she noted.

Jenkins said she wants to thank the community for being so supportive as its managed operations without a location as well as supporting the residents impacted by the fire.

“Thank you to everybody who was supportive towards the residential and commercial businesses when it came down to the Mill Street fire… and the residential tenants, like I’ve said before, they were the biggest concern because they lost everything and we still have our homes,” she told the Citizen. 

Domestic Divas’ grand opening is running 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 19 Robb Blvd.

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