ELAINE RICHARDSON has been the owner of Sally’s Treats and Treasures since November 2021. She is an art historian and teaches at Cincinnati State and Wilmington College. Her areas of interest include the Dutch Renaissance, Baroque Painting, Postmodern Installation, Street Art and Film. Elaine’s interest in the store began because of her love of cooking and gardening.

CHERIE ISAACS was born and continues to live in Cincinnati. She attended a small Catholic grade school that no longer exists, Seton High School, and the University of Cincinnati. She enjoys reading, sewing, knitting and almost any activity that requires sitting. She detests anything that in any way resembles housework— except for cooking. Cheri’s husband, Michael, is a semi-retired photographer and they live in Northside with their five cats and one small dog.

Who was Sally?

Sally’s Treats and Treasures was started by Laura Kristal in 2013 as an ode to her grandmother, Sally. Originally meant to be a restaurant and “whatnot shop,” Laura created a store full of new and vintage kitchenware for the home cook and professional chef.

Elaine Richardson purchased the store in November 2021 and continues to operate both locations.