Alana and her sister Erin hail from the Florida panhandle, near Alabama, but they’ve lived on Lorimer Street in Williamsburg for over 10 years. A little under a month ago, they opened Campbell Cheese & Grocery. The corner store, with its blue awnings and white tile, is a beautiful shop whose offerings reflect where the Campbell sisters come from, where they’ve made their home, and the places they’ve been in between.
“We’ve always wanted to open a business together, and we love food, and we felt like this is what the neighborhood needed,” noted Alana. “We’ve talked about [opening a business] our whole lives—we played store when we were little, and here we are!” She gestured down the block and laughed, “I can actually see the store from my window!”