2016 Installation Roundup!
Posted by : Jess Campbell /
The last few months have been busy for Glenn Avenue. We've been adding lots of new commercial customers who are now using our foaming soap in their coffee shops, restaurants, bars and more. We really enjoy when we are able to partner with other independent small businesses. These new customers are wonderful examples of entrepreneurs helping create a vibrant local community with great products and services.
This post encompasses most of our installations done during the first half of 2016. Keep an eye out for future monthly updates to our growing commercial customer base.
One of our new business partners includes Fusian, a simple, engaging and accessible sushi restaurant where you can customize your own personal sushi roll with ingredients ranging from traditional to experimental. They started using our Garden Mint foaming hand soap fragrance at all of their Columbus locations, and more recently expanded into using our Peppermint & Tea Tree soaps at their Cincinnati locations as well. Centerville and Dayton locations will be coming soon!
We’re proud to announce our foaming hand soap is being used at Stauf’s Coffee Roasters! Located in Grandview Heights, this locally owned micro-roaster has been providing Columbus with fresh, great tasting coffee for almost thirty years. They have started using our Bandit’s Oil foaming hand soap in their restrooms and our Simply Clear unscented foaming soap in their kitchen and coffee bar.
The All Life Community Center is using our Bandit’s Oil and Unscented foaming hand soap in all fifteen (yes, fifteen!) of their bathrooms. The Center is a non-profit community cooperative facilitating inspiration, integration and collaboration among independent, like-minded professionals. On top of offering our foaming hand soaps to guests, they will also be offering them for sale in their partner products area.
Pure Roots is a unique retail boutique and gallery, featuring handcrafted goods and artwork from local artists and artisans. They can be found in the heart of Uptown Westerville, about 20 minutes from our shop. We set up an amazing retail display at Pure Roots with foaming hand soaps, bar soaps, bug spray, and more. There’s also an awesome hand-crafted wooden fixture for our beer soaps, conveniently located next to the alcohol-infused lollipops!
Bake Me Happy is a certified gluten-free bakery located in Merion Village neighborhood that makes delectable treats like cheesecake bars, cookies, moon pies, muffins, and scones! Wendy, Letha and their team are now scrubbing clean with our Bandit's Oil foaming hand soap in their restrooms and kitchen. (The fresh peach hand pie I had when I did the installation was amazing. We need to work a barter deal - pastries for soap!)
Luck Bros Coffee House, located in Grandview Heights, serves in-house roasted & brewed coffees, along with breakfast & artisanal baked goods. Their Vietnamese iced coffee is a personal favorite! They're starting out with our fragrance free foaming soap in their restrooms and coffee bar, although the baristas tell me they are going to work on Andy to get a scented soap. ;)
Migraine Minds is a headache and migraine medical practice in Columbus. Dr. Doug Van Fossen and his team specialize in a holistic medical practice approach to health and headaches and provide patients with the knowledge and tools they need to regain control of their migraines. Our Peppermint and Tea Tree soap in now a part of their beautifully remodeled facility.
Another local Grandview partner! The recently renovated and expanded Grandview Theater & Drafthouse looks great and is a fun place for a visit. This historic single-screen bar/movie theater is located in the heart of Grandview Heights. Currently, they're using our Orange Ginger foaming hand soap in their men's room and Lavender Fields in their women's room.
Sunny Meadows Flower Farm is an urban flower farm located 6 miles from downtown Columbus, producing sustainably grown fresh cut flowers and seasonal wedding floral designs of the highest quality. As of June, they're scrubbing dirty hands with Peppermint & Tea Tree. Their wedding floral arrangements would pair perfectly with Glenn Avenue soap favors!
Another special installation we did this summer was at Phia Salon and their sister location, Philosophi. Phia is a locally owned salon in the Short North that focuses on using environmentally friendly products and practices and providing their customers with individual, balanced care. For this business, we created a custom fragrance called Harmony that is a light, calming mix of petitgrain, sweet orange, grapefruit, rosemary, and vanilla orange essential oil fragrances.
The Bexley Coffee Shop - A local coffee house located in Bexley, whose passions include crafting delicious, locally roasted coffee beverages, creating flavorful, mouthwatering treats, and making people feel at home. Not only are they using our Garden Mint foaming soap in their restrooms and Lavender Fields in their kitchen, they're also selling a number of our products in-store!
Camp Oty'Okwa is one of our largest installations to date. The year-round camp is owned by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio and is located in the heart of Hocking Hills, just two miles from Old Man's Cave. They believe in working with children in small, family-oriented groups to produce memories that last a lifetime. They're now using our Lavender fragrance in 36 total dispensers, from cabins to kitchens. That's a whole lot of soap - eight gallons, in fact!
And finally, another Hocking Hills located installation: The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls! Located just a few minutes north of Cedar Falls, The Inn & Spa provide a quiet, decadent retreat in the beautiful State Park and offer multiple rooms, a luxury spa, fine dining, historic log cabins, and cottages. They're using our Garden Mint fragrance in their public restrooms and Fragrance Free in their kitchens.
Are you a business owner thinking about ditching your generic chemical soaps that customers and staff hate? Buying Glenn Avenue foaming soaps by the gallon is remarkably cost effective and we offer a wide range of commercial dispensers that are good looking, reliable and extend the product for reduced costs. Support local and check out our commercial customers page for more information.