Artichoke, an independent gourmet housewares retailer located in Cincinnati, OH, marked its second year in business this week.
The store, which opened on April 2, 2016, has received several distinctions during the last two years, including being named one of the top kitchenware stores in the country by Food Network magazine; honored by its Chamber Of Commerce for property development; received a 2016 Cincinnati Design Award; was named HTI’s Rising Star retailer of the year in 2017; and was recently named to a “Best Of Cincinnati” list by local media outlet City Beat Magazine. Owners Brad and Karen Hughes were also recipients of their area’s Second Act award.
“We’re sourcing products from Europe and the America’s; French, Italian, German, Spanish, Columbian and a lot of U.S. made products. We also test out just about everything in our demo kitchen because if we don’t like a product we can’t in good conscience tell somebody to buy it. And, when you can explain it to people their jaws drop and they want to have it,” said Karen Hughes.