New Medina business, Mystic Dragon’s Lair, has quickly developed a following
Metaphysical store has products at storefront, and runs popular Facebook Live sales
MEDINA — Scott Wengewicz has enjoyed mining rocks and crystal as a hobby for many years. The retired Border Patrol agent says rocks can be colorful, and they have energy which can have a calming effect on people, and also help them to work through grief or overcome fears.
Wengewicz, 58, is connected with other miners and he decided to sell quartz, gemstones, crystals and other products in a business from his basement.
He started in September and the business, Mystic Dragon’s Lair, quickly took off.
“We like dragons and we were selling from our basement which felt like a lair,” he said about the business’s name.
Mystic has nearly 5,000 Facebook followers. It’s Facebook live sale on Saturday had 1,400 comments. It does Facebook live sales on Tuesdays at noon and Saturdays at 10 p.m.
Those Facebook live sales fuel the business with buyers from all over the country, the United Kingdom, Australian and New Zealand.
Wengewicz needed more space for Mystic Dragon’s Lair. In February, he opened a storefront with lots of storage and packing space at 339 North Main Street in Medina.
The metaphysical store draws in-person customers from Western New York. They walk in and there is an aroma of incense, which is available for sale.
“The incense is calming and relaxing,” said Cassandra Wengewicz, Scott’s daughter-in-law who works with him in the business. “And it’s safer than a candle.”
Many people like to browse and see the crystals, rocks and other merchandise. Some of the crystals are cut and polished into the shape of crosses or skulls.
Not everything can be shipped. Mystic sells large clusters of quartz that needs to be handled with care.
Mystic sells dragon figurines, gargoyles, Buddha statues, bracelets with different properties, salt lamps, and about 50 types of rocks.
“Every rock has its own energy – whether people can feel it or not,” Scott said.
Those rocks come in many sizes. Many of them are colorful and they look like giant jellybeans.
Those smaller rocks can be carried in a purse or pocket.
“It brings peace of mind,” said Cassandra, 29, a Lyndonville native.
She keeps a Healerite stone in her pocket and she believes it has helped her with her arthritic hips, reducing the pain.
Mystic encourages people to go to the doctor and follow medical advice. Scott Wengewicz said natural healing is a growing movement, with people seeking to better understand their bodies and how they can improve their health without totally relying on pharmaceuticals.
Cassandra has two bachelor’s degrees, in criminal justice and biology. The business allows her to be home more with her two children. And she said Mystic makes a difference for their customers.
“We want to help people and bring them happiness,” she said.
Mystic has another employee, Jennifer Storelli, who leads the Reiki Room, promoting natural healing and helping people to slow down, reduce stress and connect to positive energy.
The store also sells raw honey from Scott’s farm, Scokat Farms. He has been a commercial beekeeper for several years. He started working with bees when he was 15, making his own honey.
Mystic is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here to see its Facebook page.