This Saturday, November 7, Clifton Natural Foods is going to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Fortunately we’ll be able to celebrate the event at its new location, at 336 Ludlow Avenue in the heart of the Gaslight District. There will be lots of samples to try, plus discounts, gift basket raffles, and goodie bags. It’s been about a year and a half since Clifton Natural Foods moved to the Gaslight District (an event we wrote about in this blog entry), and it immediately seemed like a perfect fit. The owner, Bob Craig, couldn’t be happier, “We have half the space we had in Clifton Heights,” he said today, “but we have more product, and business has increased dramatically….We’re exceeding our expectations.” When asked how he liked the neighborhood, he said, “We love it. People here are invested in community. They want businesses to succeed. We really feel at home. Every day people tell me they’re so glad we’re in the neighborhood, and when you’re a retailer, that’s music to your ears.” He’s really looking forward to Saturday, and so are we–so come out and join the festivities!
Clifton Natural Foods has been a hit since the day it opened on Ludlow Avenue, but just to add an extra incentive, Ludlow Wines is offering prizes to people who shop at the new store across the street. All you have to do is bring a Clifton Natural Foods sales receipt dated through September 30, 2014 and showing a $25 minimum purchase to win one of the dozens of prizes available. The top prize is a one-night stay at the Clifton House Bed & Breakfast.
You get one entry for every receipt you bring in, and you can enter as often as you like. It’s that esprit de corps that makes the Gaslight District such a great neighborhood.
Gaslight Property has been a part of the neighborhood for decades, with an office in the heart of the Gaslight District and a history of supporting activities that take place here (this year’s upcoming CliftonFest on Ludlow is just one example). Here’s a promotional video of some of our apartment buildings. Call 513.861.600 if you would like one of our staff members to show you some apartments in person!
A collective hallelujah was heard today across Clifton as Clifton Natural Foods opened at 336 Ludlow Avenue, the location where New World Bookshop used to be. The store looks great: it’s fully stocked, and everything’s nice and neat and clean and bright. The store got slammed today, much more than they expected, but no one was complaining (and that includes some very happy customers.
The store hours are Mon – Sat: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sun: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. The phone number is 513.961.6111, and the email address is email@example.com. And here’s a link to their facebook page: cliftonnatural foods. Here’s some info from their facebook page:
“A part of the Clifton community since 1985, Clifton Natural Foods is a local, family-owned natural food store offering organic produce, bulk grains, coffee and herbs as well as vitamins, dairy alternatives, body care, chemical-free & cruelty-free cleaning products and so much more.
“At CNF you can find a rich and diverse selection of vegan, gluten free and locally made products that aren’t stocked at many chain stores, as well as organic meats, milk and cheeses.
“Local brands that we stock include Don Popp’s Honey, Hartzler Dairy Farm, Snowville Creamery, Fishback Farms, Local Folks Foods, The Kitchen Factory, Blue Oven Bakery, Fab Ferments, Sixteen Bricks, Five Star Foodies, Seven Hills Coffee and Loveforce Raw Bars, just to name a few.
“The shop also carries over 250 bulk herbs which are sold by the ounce and thousands of tablet, powder and capsule supplements by well esteemed name brands like Solgar, Soloray, Barleans and Nature’s Plus.”
Below are some photos I snapped in the store today, but before you look be aware that the reason you won’t see any produce is that there was such a clamor for it today that the store needs to restock – and will do so by tomorrow morning.