BRICK + MORTAR

NEW ORLEANS CORNER STORE

 

Located at 4200 Burgundy (at France Street), the corner of this building has been used as storage for the past several decades and currently has a dirt floor.   It was built in 1904 as a saloon and most recently housed a machine shop.  Our friends are now fully rehabilitating the building and have asked us to be the first tenants! 

 

We have lived in Bywater for over 12 years and are excited to add a little more sparkle to our neighborhood!  We look forward to seeing you soon.

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VISIT US SOON IN BYWATER

RETURNING TO COMMERCE

Opening LATE 2021

ECO-FRIENDLY OPTIONS FOR YOUR HOME

 
  • Bulk refill of dry and raw goods by the ounce 

  • Recyclable and/or reusable packaging

  • Plastic and package free when possible

  • Future public Terracycle drop-off location

  • Low waste, local, sustainably focused business

COMING SOON: PROGRESS - DEMO!

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Gutting the future store

BULK REFILL STATION

 

Like an old general store - we can offer you items by the ounce.  Bring your own container or use one of ours.  We'll refill it, weigh it, and seal it.  We hope to provide sugar, rice, coffee, salt, oil, household cleaner + more.

BYO or use one of ours - so long as the vessel is clean, we'll fill it.

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We tare the container to account for the vessel weight.

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Tell us how much you would like - priced by the ounce.  

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CONTAINERS

WEIGH

FILL

Enhance with essential oils or organic dried flowers.

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We deduct the original empty vessel weight.

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Use your product, clean your vessel, come back for a refill.

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ADD FLAVOR

WEIGH AGAIN

ENJOY + REFILL

WHAT'S IN STORE?

 

We will supply an array of apothecary brands, not just our own creations.  As well, we are proud to offer many local food items and artwork.  Sprinkled in will be some cool vintage finds from estate sales and antique stores.  We're still growing  and want your recommendations!

APOTHECARY

Moon River Naturals, Texas

Nutritive Body Care, Idaho

Southern Rhoades, New Orleans

Sweet Olive Soap, New Orleans

Taos Bee, New Mexico

Wild Yonder Botanicals, Wisconsin

Wooden Spoon Herbs, Georgia

Hazeltine, New Orleans

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ART + GIFT

Bürstenhaus Redecker, Germany

Curious Prints, Texas

Little Histories, New Orleans

Lionheart Prints, New Orleans

Magi Incense, New Orleans

 

Mattea, Lafayette

Oxford Pennants, New York

Sleephammer, New Orleans

Soap Lift, Connecticut

Wicks NOLA Candle Company

 


 

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FOOD

Capstone Honey, New Orleans

 

Cocktail Kits 2 Go, New York

Craft A Brew, Florida

Inglewood Farms, New Orleans

Jamboree Jams, New Orleans

 

Pepperland Farms, Ponchatoula

 

Swamp Pop, New Orleans

Three Brothers Farm, New Orleans

 

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FAMILY INSPIRATION

 

History is important to us, and we believe that we carry the spirits of our ancestors with us daily.  Our families both have a history of creating - whether it be a new food or a "healing water", plus a history of storefronts - groceries, tailors, and hardware stores. We are excited to continue the tradition and offer handmade products in our new Bywater location.

BARTUSH

Jessica's great-grandfather, Stephen J Bartush, owned 3 Detroit storefronts by the time he was 21.  He's the young man in front wearing the white apron with a hand on his hip. 

 

Photo taken circa 1915, he's believed to have been 14 here.  Quaker Oats and other grocery products can be seen in the storefront window.

RIVIERE

Greg's grandmother, Nana, is the namesake of "Nana's Rose Garden" products. 

 

Her father operated Riviere Bottling Company, crafting "healing water" (with believed "medicinal effects"), mineral water, and other beverages using local spring water. 

 

Pictured as the 1947 Rose Queen in the Rose Capital of the World, Tyler, Texas.  (The first time Greg and Jessica met, they bonded over this as Tyler is Jessica's hometown).

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Jessica's grandfather, Charles Bartush, pictured in his 1950 Texas State Fair Exhibitor's Ticket.

 

His wife, Mary Jane Green, is the inspiration behind our "Mary Jane's" product line. 

They both were major role models in Jessica's life, reinforcing her love of nature.

DENGLER

Greg's great-grandfather,  John J Dengler, owned a hardware store, toy store, and gift store in Belleville, Illinois.  His sons also worked here and then later in other hardware stores.  John J Dengler & Sons was located at 306 W Main Street, but the building is since demolished.

This spool of ribbon would have been used to package the gifts and home goods.  Customer purchases were wrapped in butcher paper and then tied neatly with a bow.

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