Since 2007, Park+Vine has been Cincinnati’s “Green General Store.” They have introduced a wide range of sustainable, eco-friendly and Green products to local consumers. The store hosts Green events and provides Green living information. They commemorate events such as World Vegan Day and National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. For Park+Vine, Green living is more than just a catchphrase.
After only a short time in business, the Park+Vine Green idea outgrew it’s original Vine St. location. The store recently relocated to 1202 Main St., an LEED certified site two blocks away. As a testament to the Park+Vine dedication to Green, the owner shunned motor vehicles and moved via a “dolly brigade.” Volunteers used dollies to pass store content person to person from the old store to the new. Cincinnatians may remember the new site as the former Kaldi’s Coffee Shop.
Park+Vine – Historic Neighborhood, Modern Eco-Friendliness
Just like the old Vine St. location, the new store is vintage Over The Rhine. The high ceilings remain, but that sleepy Kaldi’s dimness has been updated. The walls are bare, recycled brick. The trim is bright white. Freestanding wooden shelves stocked with the latest Green living products have taken the place of Kaldi’s dark wooden tables.
Where used books once lined Kaldi’s walls, packed shelves now hold eco-friendly products. All those Green products make the aisles a tight squeeze in a few spots; but that’s the Green General Store feel you will come to love.
Park+Vine – Eco-Friendly Household Products
At Park+Vine you will find the recycled, biodegradable, organic, sustainable and Green living products you’ve been searching for in other stores. Park+Vine has them all in one place, a convenience that makes the trip to Over The Rhine time well spent. Here are just a few of the household products you will find on Park+Vine shelves:
-U-Mix-It Safe Spray 4-Pack cleaning products
-BioBag biodegradable garbage bags
-Biokleen household products
-Better Way Imports reusable bags
-Clovernook Center biodegradable cups
-Earthlust, Klean Kanteen, SIGG and ThinkSport bottles
-Laptop Lunches and To-Go Ware food containers
-Plover Organic Bedding
-Mythic Non toxic wall paint
-Bridge Organic Compost Bins, Kinsman Company Compost Buckets, and R.S.V.P. Compost Pails.
-Every Last Drop Rain Barrels+ for storing water run of
Park +Vine – Eco-Friendly Clothing and Personal Care Products for the Whole Family
Park+Vine has a wide variety of products for young families discovering the environmental benefits of Green, sustainable and organic apparel. They stock cloth baby carriers, non toxic baby clothes, as well as clothing and accessories for older children and adults. Many are locally produced. They also have personal care products for the whole family. Here are a few of the available brands:
-Fuzzi Bumz cloth diapers
-Handmade in Ohio
-Look At Me shirts
-Sustainable clothing from bgreen organic lifestyle
-Herbivore Clothing Company apparel
-Dr. Bronners Magic Soaps
-Beauty Without Cruelty
-Avalon Organic Soaps
-The Diva Cup, Keeper Menstrual Cup and Party in My Pants reusable menstrual products
Park+Vine also has a selection of toys created from recycled materials and Bicycle Gear products (created from bikes for bikes.) Their book and magazine collection covers topics from green living to vegan cooking. They sell the Sierra Club calender from September to December.
Park + Vine – Green Products for Pets
Park+Vine also sells products for your animal best friends. Here are just a few:
-Ami vegan dog and cat food and treats
– BioBag dog waste bags
-Wheat Scoop cat litter
Park+Vine Bulk Food, Snacks and Lunch
Cincinnatians may recall Kaldi’s Coffeehouse as two separate sides with a doorway in the wall between them. Park+Vine kept that quirky feature and it fits perfectly. Exit the doorway from the store side and you will find a small vegan market with bulk grains and nuts, packaged foods, your favorite power or snack bars and a refrigerator case with beverages and more.
For coffee lovers, Park+Vine offers a locally roasted coffee bean subscription with a new coffee bean each week. The Park+Vine lunch counter sells sandwiches prepared by a local restaurant.
For a true Green adventure visit Park+Vine in Cincinnati, Ohio at 1202 Main St. in Historic Over The Rhine.