After just more than year in business in OTR, Substance announced this morning that it’ll be closing its doors for good. The OTR-based sustainable fashion-focused business (which we wrote about here in Cincy Chic) has a sister store based in Short North, Columbus that’s been in business for more than 8 years. The owner Christina wrote in her blog today that she’s closing both shops to spend more time with her family that’s relocating to South Carolina.
While she’s still entertaining offers for someone to buy the shops and website, Christina says she has a tight deadline of April 30 to meet for that to happen. Otherwise, the doors are set to close mid-June. So, you have until then to use your gift cards, and the entire store is marked down 25%.
Sad to see a business close, especially one with such a strong commitment to a worthy cause, but as I start my own family this year, I can completely understand the need for a work-life balance. I wish you and your family all the best Christina. As for you, shoppers, sounds like it’s time to score some great deals while the gettin’s good!
They’re launching in style as they host “In Ohio We Style,” a local artist spotlight event being held this Sunday from 3-5pm. The event proceeds will give to public school education.
Also, going on now through December 31, Substance will donate the gift of a tree being planted for every customer purchase of $50+ for a program called “Trees for Life.” They’re also entering those customers into a drawing for a $500 Substance gift card!
Substance is a new ladies apparel and accessories boutique at 1435 Main Street and is owned by Christina Getachew. You can contact her for more information about the In Ohio We Style event and their Trees for Life campaign at 513-381-0545 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out their Facebook page here.
Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping put this blog post together!
It’s going to be a big weekend in OTR…tonight especially! The AVP is going on all weekend (we have a booth there so come by and say hi!!), it’s Final Friday so you can hop through all the stores and galleries, and this is one of the first opportunities for you to check out Substance – the newest boutique to open up in OTR! Make sure you come on out tonight and join in on the OTR fun!