Sandy Burn, owner of Olive and Then Some, opened the beautiful downtown Spartanburg store in October of 2013. As owner of Palmetto Olive Oil Company in Greenville, she was often approached by customers asking her to come to Spartanburg. “I went to the Spartanburg Junior League Santa Shoppe in 2011 and met so many friendly Spartanburg residents, it made me want to get involved in the community,” says Sandy. “Downtown Spartanburg has so much potential and I fell in love with the architecture. I knew it was the best location for us,” she notes.
Sandy has since opened Olive and Then Some in two new locations to better serve her customers, Five Forks area of Simsponville and Landrum.
Sandy holds degrees in both Education and Marketing and taught school for many years. She loves teaching her customers about how to prepare healthy, tasty meals. “Our oils and vinegars make everything taste delicious, as well as being good for you. We turn the novice cook into a great cook,” adds Sandy. She explains that all of the employees of Olive and Then Some started out as customers and have hands-on experience on how to incorporate olive oils and balsamic vinegars into every day meals.
Sandy is active in the business community and is a member of the Spartanburg Downtown Association and the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce. She brings much energy and enthusiasm to the area and believes Spartanburg offers the best of all worlds. “It’s a growing, thriving community but close enough to my home and family,” she explains.
Sandy is married to Michael Burn, who works for Jacobs Engineering, based in Greenville SC. They have 2 children, Katie, a senior at Clemson University, and Matthew, a freshman at Oberlin Conservatory.