Our general contractor and Bloomingfoods staff are busy putting the finishing touches on the Elm Heights store in preparation for opening day. One of those finishing touches is a very special piece of furniture built just for us by local artisan Nancy Hiller.
We decided early in the design process for the Elm Heights store that we wanted to incorporate elements from local artisans. A Hoosier Cabinet was an obvious choice. Hoosier cabinets, popular in kitchens before built-in cabinetry became common, were a staple of the early-20th-century home.
Standing about six feet tall, these iconic kitchen pieces included an assortment of storage spaces and accoutrements designed to improve the efficiency of a housewife’s kitchen. Manufacturers marketed the cabinets with the claim that they would eliminate drudgery from the housewife's day, preserving her youthful energy—and thereby, her marriage.
Our Elm Heights store is now open—just in time for MAD CAD Day, Saturday August 24. On Member and Customer Appreciation Day we celebrate our many years in the community, saying thanks to our customers.
In addition to extra deals in the stores, we'll have tent sales at the Near West Side and Elm Heights locations.
Typically held around our anniversary (which falls in mid-July) we delayed MAD CAD DAY this year to coincide with the opening of our beautiful new Elm Heights store. Stop in and look around!
This holiday season, Bloomingfoods is hosting a fundraiser and toy drive and to benefit Monroe County Toys for Tots. Toy donation bins are posted at our Near West Side, Elm Heights, and East locations. You can also donate using your debit or credit card at the registers at the Near West Side, Elm Heights, East, and Kirkwood stores. Next time you stop by, remember to bring an unwrapped toy, purchase one of our USA-made toys, or donate what you can at the register! This drive will run through Christmas Eve.