The GSLA’s mission is to bring neighbors together to create a vibrant, inclusive South Loop community, which must include a thriving local business community. Our Business Spotlight series is intended to increase awareness of small businesses in the area, so residents can shop locally to keep more of their dollars within the community to drive more local investment.
In this Spotlight (and just in time for Mother’s Day), we’re introducing Edible Arrangements!
Edible Arrangements sells fresh fruit arrangements, smoothies, fruit salads, and dipped fruit. They are open daily and are located at 1239 South Michigan Avenue.
Edible Arrangements originally opened in the South Loop in 2007, and recently came under new ownership. We sat down with Adam Goodhart, the new owner, to hear his perspective about the neighborhood and his new business.
Why did you choose the South Loop as the location for your business?
I was a commodities trader at the CME for 20+ years and decided on a career change. After searching many business for sale this one stood out not only because of the product and company, but because of the neighborhood it’s located in. After being here a little over two months…. I couldn’t be happier with the decision. What a great neighborhood!!
What do you think are the best features of the South Loop?
The diversity among the residents. I love walking into work or around the area and seeing dogs being walked, families with kids and strollers, really having that neighborhood feel to it. When I lived in the city the South Loop was an area to come to and it has only become more vibrant.
What other information would you like to share about your business or your experience in the neighborhood?
My first priority is to reach out to the South Loop community and get involved. I think it is important to let the neighbors know that I am here and for it to be a place that they know about and that I’m not just here to make a profit but to be a part of their community.
To that end, stop in and say hello! While we love to create and share the fruit arrangements Edible Arrangements is most known for, we’re also a great place to get Edible Treats, which include smoothies, FroYo, fruit salads, or dipped fruit cups. All with the freshest fruit!! Make a date night extra special with some chocolate-covered strawberries, or simply treat yourself!
We also love to partner with schools and other community organizations through our fundraising program.
You can learn more about Edible Arrangements by visiting their website.
See below for some of the fun Mother’s Day arrangements and treats they have available, and if you’ll be picking up your order directly from the 1239 South Michigan Avenue location be sure to use the code GSLA2018 to get $10 off of an arrangement or gift box (in-store pickups only)!
About the GSLA:
The Greater South Loop Association (GSLA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 1998. Our mission is to bring neighbors together to maintain and improve the South Loop as a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community.