As the holiday decorations come down and the New Year’s resolutions begin to fall apart, the Shipt launch team is getting ready to simplify lives across the Midwest. That’s right, this week we launched in Columbus, our first Ohio market.
As difficult as it is to admit, we recognize that one of the coolest things about Columbus is the fact that it hosts the Ohio State University, home of the Buckeyes. Known for its beautiful campus and hyper-competitive football team (yes, we remember what happened at the Sugar Bowl – please don’t remind us), Ohio State is one of the most well-respected higher ed institutions in the country. So, if you’re a busy student, faculty member or TA, keep in mind that you can now eliminate trips to the grocery store with Shipt.
As we noted a moment ago, the term “Buckeyes” is often associated with both Ohio State students, as well as Ohio natives – a pretty well-known fact. But, did you know that there’s also a famous treat inspired by the buckeye that is super easy to make? It consists of chocolate and peanut butter, and it’s awesome. Here’s a recipe from JIF.
Beyond the university, there are plenty of interesting things to do across the city. One of our favorite places to visit is the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA). CMA displays great modern art, serves awesome food and connects with the community through innovative programming (something that we also value). In fact, in early April, CMA will be hosting a Creativity Summit that many of our team members plan to attend. More information about the Summit is available here.
After visiting CMA and exploring the right side of your brain, reward yourself by taking a trip to the world famous Graeter’s Ice Cream. Graeter’s is basically an institution in the Midwest, handcrafting delicious ice cream for over 145 years. Most folks know their favorite ice cream flavor(s), but, if you need a recommendation from our team, we would suggest tasting the raspberry chocolate chip.
We’re thrilled to learn more about Columbus, and look forward to making life easier for the busy folks who call it home.