Things at Where I’m From have been nonstop since our launch in March. We have been selling shirts online to people across the country, and you can find our gear in several stores around the Columbus area.
This week marks the start of a new and exciting chapter. Where I’m From will be opening our first stand-alone location at Summit Mall in Fairlawn, Ohio. We have had a custom “mini-shop” constructed just for us by our friends over at Columbus Barrel Co. These guys specialize in using wood from bourbon barrels and have given us a truly one of a kind shop.
This free standing structure will be located in the center of the mall. This mini-shop is perfect for us, as there is no better way to meet people and for people to meet our products. We will also be adding a couple new products to the Where I’m From line, including beer and wine glasses, Columbus Barrel Co. bottle openers, and the much anticipated Where I’m From sweatshirt!
So, we have been asked “Why Akron?” Well, to quote our good pal Lebron “In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have. I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home”. Both myself and co-founder Ryan Napier are Northeast Ohio natives. We grew up here and so when thinking about where to expand, there was no question. We are very excited to take this next step close to home, where we are from. Find our mini-shop on instragam by searching #WIFminishop.
So next time you are in the Akron area, make sure to stop by!
Until next time…