I love shopping downtown and one of my favorite shops is Goods for Cooks. Today I will be speaking with the new owners Sam Eibling and George Huntington about what makes their shop special.
Andrea: Hey, everyone. It’s Andrea Lutz with RE/MAX Acclaimed Properties, and as a lot of you know, I used to have a shop downtown here on the square in Bloomington, Indiana and I love shopping down here as much as I can. One of my very favorite shops is Goods for Cooks. And today I’m here in the store to talk to the owners and see some new products.
Andrea: Hey, Sam. Thanks so much for having me today. Why don’t you tell me a little bit about what got you excited about owning Goods for Cooks?
Sam: Thanks, Andrea. We actually find food to be one of the most important things in our lives and we want to share that with others. So when we decided to take over the story, it meant a lot to us to be able to continue to steward this shop that’s been here 45 years into the next, hopefully 45 more years, but also to connect with our community and help people gather around tables and interact with each other over a good plate of food.
Andrea: What a lot people don’t know is that Goods for Cooks actually has a lot of delicious things to eat as well. And George is going to tell us a little bit about their oil and vinegar bar.
George: Yeah thanks, Andrea. Yeah, here at Goods we specialize in some high-end imported olive oils as well as vinegars. And folks can come in and take a look and the things that appeal to them visually are able to utilize our tasting bar directly behind me here, taste the products, and take home the ones that they like.
Andrea: Sam, so I noticed you have some new products that are locally crafted. Can you tell us a little bit about these new knife cases?
Sam: Yes. Local artisans, Moonshine Leather Company, does this knife roll out of Nashville, Indiana. And it fits up to a 10″ long knife. So chefs that are wanting to transport their knives without any damage but also with some style can do so with knife roll.
Andrea: Well, thank you guys so much for telling us a little bit about the shop and showing us some of your products. It’s been great visiting and I will see you next time around the shop.
Sam: Thanks, Andrea. Appreciate it.
George: Sounds great. Thanks for stopping by.