Area woman opens unique Hideaway Candle Bar
By Steve Barrett
Creative Content Writer, Hilltop Packs LLC
When it comes to offering something unique and creative for area residents, few business owners can hold a candle to Sarah Eddy.
The owner of Hideaway Candle Bar, which is located in the lower level of the former historic Waynesburg Hotel and Lounge on Morgan Street, has been working diligently toward her goal of opening her own unique, one-of-a-kind candle making business.
And following a ribbon cutting ceremony held recently by the Greene County Chamber of Commerce to commemorate the grand opening of the candle bar, it is safe to say that goal has definitely been reached.
Situated in the space that previously housed the bar known as the “Wagon Wheel,” Hideaway Candle Bar offers a unique and fun candle-making experience for patrons that is not available anywhere else in the county.
In creating their own candles, customers can select a jar, tumbler or bowl that are available at different prices to hold the candle, then select up to three different scents. Currently, Eddy offers more than 80 scents to choose from.
Customers may also choose from different wick sizes as well as add color and glitter to their creations.
Once the candle holder, scents, wick and any other accessories are selected, customers can finish making their candle at the “bar,” and while the finished product is cooling they can relax in the lobby’s comfortable chairs and velvet couches and enjoy a refreshing “BYOA” (bring your own alcohol) beverage.
Staff members are on hand to assist customers with making their candles and answering any questions.
“What we offer here is a friendly, welcoming and well-styled atmosphere for our patrons,” Sarah said. "Many renovations have been made to this building and space to create an ideal atmosphere, and I could not be happier with how everything turned out.”
Candles have been a part of Sarah’s life for quite some time. She has made them for many years, and during the last Christmas season she made and sold over 500 dough bowl candles. At that point, she said, it became evident to her that opening a candle business could have serious potential.
“This town needs things to do, and I thought that offering a unique candle bar would be a good business to have here,” she said. “This area has many creative people who are interested in making their candles, and I am excited to be able to offer such an opportunity.”
In addition to the candle bar, Sarah also operates her Ladybug Nail Dips company, which she launched in March 2020. Products from that business can be found for sale at Hideaway Candle Bar, as well as at www.ladybugnaildips.com.
Speaking of websites, private parties can be booked at the candle shop by visiting www.hideawaycandlebar.com. Customers are also encouraged to visit the website to schedule appointments, and walk-ins will be welcome if available.
Located at 55 South Morgan Street, Hideaway Candle Bar is open on Thursdays from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Fridays from 4:30 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from 2 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m.
Sarah, who resides in Ruff Creek with her family and is also employed as a special education teacher at Waynesburg Central High School, said during the Chamber’s ribbon cutting ceremony on June 9 that she hopes residents stop in and see what Hideaway Candle Bar has to offer.
“My goal since day one has been to create a welcoming space for people to come in and express their creativity, and when they visit the business I believe they will experience exactly that,” she said.
For more information, email Sarah at email@example.com
or call 724-263-3608.