BRICK + MORTAR
THE 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 once housed a small business - a machine shop where people created with their hands for many years. 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.
BIG NEWS IN BYWATER
RETURNING TO COMMERCE
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!
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.
You can BYO or use one of ours - so long as the vessel is clean, we will fill it.
We tare the container that we're about to fill, to account for the weight of the vessel.
Just say "when" - tell us how much you would like. The menu will tell you pricing by the ounce.
Some items might be able to be upgraded with essential oils or organic dried flowers.
We will weigh your full container and deduct the original empty vessel weight from earlier.
Awesome, thanks for helping reduce waste! Use your product, clean your vessel, then come back for a refill.
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!
BayouSoap, New Orleans
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
Xodo Botanicals, New Orleans
ART + GIFT
Bürstenhaus Redecker, Germany
Curious Prints, Texas
Especially Eden, New Orleans
Little Histories, New Orleans
Lionheart Prints, New Orleans
Magi Incense, New Orleans
Oxford Pennants, New York
Sleephammer, New Orleans
Soap Lift, Connecticut
Wicks NOLA Candle Company
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.