Made in CBUS Trail Shows Off City's Makers
March 16, 2017 by Joe Vargo
Columbus takes pride in the wealth of locally owned businesses, restaurants, shopping and attractions all across the city. When you visit, our commitment to quality and collaboration will be apparent. Enjoy our top-rated distilleries, locally designed clothing and accessories and artfully created homegoods at this selection of standout shops around Columbus.
The trail features 20 businesses, including top-rated distilleries, freshly cold-pressed juice shops, locally designed clothing and accessories and artfully created home goods. You 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, superfood 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, superfood 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
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
For an interactive Made in CBUS Trail map and information about each of the participating shops, visit www.madeinCBUStrail.com.