5 New Stores Spread the “Ohio Loves Local” Spirit

by Dara Schwartz on March 9, 2012

Four new Columbus-based retail gift shops and a Cincinnati urban eco-boutique are now offering the STATEments apparel line, “Ohio Loves Local” tees. Local Columbus retailers include: Bink Davies, Celebrate Local, What the Rock?! and Wholly Craft. Located in the up and coming Over-the-Rhine District, retailer Park + Vine, an urban collective café and eco-friendly store, happily welcome the local Ohio spirit into their store.

“I love these shirts,” said Dan Korman, owner of Park + Vine. “There is a genuine loyalty to the state of Ohio and adding the word “local” makes it golden.”

The Ohio Loves Local tees has expanded color offerings since their launch, which include: Heather Plum for women’s fit and Heather Cranberry and Heather Lieutenant for unisex fit. Please check your local retailer for colors, sizes and availability. 

About Ohio Loves Local
Ohio Loves Local tee promotes the commitment and sustainability of local Ohio communities. It spreads the spirit and pride of supporting and strengthening our local economies. The Ohio tee is designed by local Columbus-based artist, Dara Schwartz, and screened by locally owned printer Traxler Tees. Traxler Tees uses and purchases all of their supplies from “made-in-Ohio” and Ohio businesses. All t-shirts are printed on American Apparel tees.

Park + Vine
Located in Over-the-Rhine, Park + Vine offers a wide variety of eco-friendly merchandise that minimizes the use of natural resources and animal byproducts. Products include reusable bottles, bags and food carriers, non-toxic cleaning and paint supplies, natural baby and parenting supplies, a growing selection of food-related products, clothing and more.
Address: 1202 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. Phone: 513-721-7275 www.parkandvine.com Hours: Monday–Friday 9AM–7PM; Saturday 9AM–7PM; Sunday 10AM–5PM.

Bink Davies
Located in the Short North Arts District, Bink Davies is a modern-day, contemporary general store and gift shop carrying houseware, home goods, specialty foods, Columbus novelty items, candles and personal care items crafted locally and from around the world.
Address: 668 North High St., Columbus, OH 43215. Phone: 614-725-4588 www.binkdavies.com Hours: Monday–Thursday 11AM–7AM; Friday and Saturday 11AM–9PM; Sunday 1PM–6PM

Celebrate Local
Located at Easton Town Shopping Center, Celebrate Local showcases seasonal produce and products from more than 60 local growers and artisans. Shop for gifts with regional flair, from local wines and spirits to beeswax candles and baked goods, with every dollar spent showing a commitment to community development and local entrepreneurship.
Address: 4030 The Strand East, Columbus, OH 43219; Phone: 614.245.0241 www.celebratelocalohio.com Hours: Monday-Thursday 10AM-9PM; Friday-Saturday 10AM-10PM; Sunday: Noon-6PM

What the Rock?!
Located in the Short North Arts District, What the Rock?! is a hip and unique Rock and Roll boutique offering rock and roll t-shirts, belt buckles, cool baby clothes, screened local tees, rock music books, tattoo inspired linens, home decor, patches, stickers, sunglasses, and everything else you need to live your rock and roll lifestyle.
Address: 1194 North High St, .Columbus, OH 43201Phone: 614.294.WHAT www.whattherock.com Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 12PM–7PM; Friday and Saturday 12PM–8PM; Sunday 12PM–6PM.

Wholly Craft
Located in the neighborhood of Clintonville, Wholly Craft is a fun, handcrafted shop featuring hip, handmade goods from over 100 crafters and artists including clothes, accessories, jewelry, paper goods, plush creatures, home decor and much more. In addition, they have a small but tasty selection of zines, books, DIY kits and recycled craft supplies.
Address: 3169 N. High St. Columbus, Ohio 43202Phone: 614.447.3445 www.whollycraft.com Hours: 1PM–8PM weekdays; Saturday 12PM–7PM Saturdays; Sundays12-5pm. Closed on Tuesday.

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