Cielo Soaps, Wine at the Crossing share business details

Customers who enter Cielo Soaps and Wine at Crossing not only enter the place of business, they enter the home.

The two units, located at 202 N. Freedom Ave., are owned by Beth and Dennis Polito, who live on the second floor of a unique triangle-shaped building that was truly the catalyst for the couple’s relocation to the Alliance.

“If you come into our business, you are a guest in our home and you are treated wonderfully as our guest,” Beth Polito said when she and her husband recently approached members of the Alliance’s Rotary Club at the Alliance YWCA.

The Polito family, who ran a printing company in California for several years and worked in education, retired in 2015 and moved to Dundee, Michigan. They lived in an attic above a candle company. Dennis ran about 15 antique dealers who sold their wares in the basement. Beth was helping her sister renovate some buildings in Toledo and was just starting an online soap business that she had learned to make as a way to soothe skin problems she had suffered for many years.

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