Gridley’s takes over Chesler Shoes old location

Business Upfront

By Lindsay Advocate

Michelle Sauve, owner, says the extra space will allow for a "testing station." Photo: Sienna Frost.

For over a decade, Michele Sauve has been making handmade soap, a variety of moisturizers, liquid soap, bath products, and much more through her business, Gridley’s Creative Bath and Body.

What began as a home-based shop in Woodville back in 2011 relocated to Lindsay in October 2022. Now, more than a year on, Sauve has moved from her William Street store and will be reopening at 73 Kent St. W., in early December.

“I am venturing into some cleaning products such as solid dish soap, cleaning paste and I also offer soapmaking workshops and plan to establish a studio where students can book table space and work on their own soap,” says Sauve about what’s in store for Gridley’s.

Thanks to the store’s open-concept design, customers will be able to see where products are made and will likewise be able to sample products at an in-store testing station. Sauve’s “Soapy Studio,” meanwhile, will offer classes and table bookings for students to work on soap-related projects.

More about Gridley’s and the array of products it offers can be found at

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