The Dredgers Union Store

29 Jan

“Please allow us to introduce ourselves…”

The Dredgers Union store will be opening in Summer, 2011.  Located in the heart of Cleveland’s E4th St, the 4,500 sq foot store will feature a wide variety of home goods and mens’ and womens’ apparel.

As co-proprietors, Danielle and I have tapped into our years of collective retail/design/branding experience to build a store from the ground up that is not only unique to Cleveland, but also to the region and beyond.  We looked at our previously individual efforts in Room Service, Made in  the 216, and Wrath Arcane, and combined the best elements and experiences from each of them into the Dredgers Union.

Within these two categories of home goods and apparel, there will be a Dredgers Union private label mixed in with other select brands from all over the world.  The private label will be designed in the Dredgers Union lower level, and manufactured in the US.  We will also be working on collaborations with other established apparel and home goods brands from all over the world.

We will be posting more about brands and the store in the weeks and months to come.  We couldn’t be more excited!

Here are some photos of what we’ve been up too.  Much more to come!!!

Sean holding up a “mock flag” for the storefront design.

Danielle on the day we first saw the inside of the space.

The stairs leading from the sales floor to the lower level and design studios/offices.

Dana working on our “mock flag”.

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7 Responses to “The Dredgers Union Store”

  1. jan rodems January 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    Beautiful stair case…hope it stays!

    • sbilovecky January 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

      yes! it’s staying.

  2. Beth February 1, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    Looks and sounds awesome! Please tell me Room Service is not going to close?!?

  3. pat June 17, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    Were did the name come from? Any cleveland history behind it?

    • sbilovecky June 30, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

      The name is a metaphor for “opening up the channels of commerce” in a city that used to make and sell a lot of it’s own products… something that now seems like a foreign concept. We’re trying to bring that idea back with half of our apparel being our own private label, designed in Cleveland, and 100% made in USA.

  4. Tracy Spalich April 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    I was in the store today and it is beautifully differant. There is a special feeling as soon as you walk in and Jen is a gem.
    Thanks for the great customer service
    I look forward to being part of the MADE IN THE 216.

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