New experience guides visitors and residents to Columbus-made products
COLUMBUS – Columbus takes pride in its wealth of locally owned businesses, restaurants, shops and attractions available throughout the city. These Columbus-made products and establishments shine for their unique stories and commitment to quality and collaboration. They are helping put Columbus on the map for its creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Now, visitors can experience a curated collection of local makers on the new Made in CBUS Trail.
The trail features 20 businesses, including top-rated distilleries, freshly cold-pressed juice shops, locally designed clothing and accessories and artfully created home goods. Visitors and locals can pick up a Made in CBUS Trail passport at any participating stop or at one of three Experience Columbus Visitors Centers located in the Arena District, Easton and the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). After purchasing an item at any four of the twenty stops, trail goers can redeem the passport for a free Made in CBUS t-shirt at the Experience Columbus Visitors Centers in the Arena District or the GCCC.
The participating stops include:
Alchemy Juice – An innovative health food space featuring fresh cold-pressed juice, super food smoothies, coffee drinks, acai bowls, sandwiches, salads, toast and snacks
Brothers Drake Meadery – Columbus’ only meadery, offering tours that show the basics of sustainable mead making using local honey and local ingredients
Camelot Cellars – An urban, boutique winery that handcrafts wines locally using premium juices sourced from vineyards worldwide
The Candle Lab– Handcrafted candles and unique opportunities to create custom-scented products
Celebrate Local – A small business incubator and retail store that showcases the best of locally produced artisanal goods
Glean – A boutique stocking stylish, eco-friendly luxuries for daily living, such as soaps and bath bombs, that are all handmade and local
Glenn Avenue Soap Company – Handcrafting soaps on-site with natural ingredients and pure essential oils; visitors can tour the workshop to see how real soap is made and sample products
Helen Winnemore’s – Founded in 1938, it is the oldest American craft gallery in the U.S., featuring usable, wearable art from American artisans, including Columbus makers of greeting cards, leather goods and kaleidoscopes
Homage– Clothing and accessories with designs inspired by eclectic moments and personalities in sports, music, politics and popular culture
Igloo Letterpress – A letterpress printer, bookbindery and gift shop with a wide variety of handcrafted items
Middle West Spirits – An award-winning local craft distillery offering visitors a bottle shop, tasting room and tour programs
Native Cold Pressed – 100% organic, raw, cold-pressed juice, smoothies, super food bowls and other delicious nutrient-dense provisions
Red Giraffe Designs – A jewelry studio and boutique offering handmade and vintage jewelry and other carefully selected styles.
Robert Mason – A curation of creative tools, fine writing instruments and sophisticated men’s accessories to inspire a productive life
The Smithery – A working jewelry studio and artist-made shop featuring the work of resident artists Anne Holman and Jen Townsend as well as others from around the world
State of Devotion – Featuring Columbus and Ohio-inspired t-shirts, jewelry, bags, glassware, home décor and more
Stump Plants– An indoor plant retail shop specializing in curated plants (cacti, succulents, air plants and other tropical houseplants) and a variety of wares from classic terra-cotta to custom artist-made planters
Watershed Distillery – Nationally recognized craft distillery where visitors can learn how to make spirits and stay for a cocktail
Wild Cat Gift & Party (formerly Wholly Craft!) – A fun, quirky shop in Clintonville with handmade gifts from more than 400 crafters and artists
ZerOz – Super skinny, cool wallets, invented and made in Columbus and shipped around the world
The Made in CBUS Trail is the third trail powered by Experience Columbus. It complements two other successful trails, which have driven business and inspired visitors to explore the city. The Columbus Coffee Trail (www.cbuscoffee.com) has rewarded 4,801 coffee lovers since the program launched in October 2014 and the Columbus Ale Trail (www.cbusaletrail.com) has received 2,457 redemptions of at least four stops since the program launched in May 2015.
For an interactive Made in CBUS Trail map and information about each of the participating shops, visit www.madeinCBUStrail.com.
Experience Columbus is the destination marketing organization for the Columbus region, dedicated to growing visitor spending and enhancing the visitor experience. In 2016, Columbus was ranked “Highest in Visitor Satisfaction in the Midwest” by J.D. Power in the 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction StudySM. Annually, visitors make more than 39.3 million trips to Greater Columbus for conventions, tradeshows, sporting events and leisure visits, spending $6.4 billion generating $9.7 billion in economic impact and supporting nearly 75,000 jobs. For more information, visit experiencecolumbus.com.
Columbus, OH received the highest numerical score among eight cities in the Midwest in the J.D. Power 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction Study, based on 26,124 total responses, measuring the experiences and perceptions of travelers who visited a top 50 U.S. destination, surveyed February-July 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.