VomFASS Naperville Opens: First Illinois Location of European-Style Specialty Foods, Wines, Spirits Retailer
The first Illinois location of vomFASS – a European-style store selling imported oils, aged vinegars, wines, spirits and liqueurs straight from the cask – has opened at 121 S. Washington St., in downtown Naperville.
NAPERVILLE, IL (PRWEB) December 02, 2016 - The first Illinois location of vomFASS – a European-style store selling imported oils, aged vinegars, wines, spirits and liqueurs straight from the cask – has opened in downtown Naperville at 121 S. Washington St.
Located in the heart of the city’s downtown shopping district, the 1,200-square-foot VomFASS Naperville sells a variety of other products from around the world, including spices, spreads, syrups, pastas, olives and gift-boxed samplers for holiday- and year-round giving. Many products are organic, the spirits and liqueurs use traditional distillation methods, and the balsam and balsamic vinegars are made from the carefully processed juice of ripened aromatic fruit and are free of preservatives and artificial colorants.
Franchise holder Michael Aldrich plans to offer classes on topics such as cocktail-making and pickling, and the store can host private events for groups of up to 30 (age 21+).
“Many Chicago-area residents are already familiar with our products from their travels throughout the U.S. and Europe,” says Aldrich, an Elmhurst resident and former 30-year human resources executive with a lifelong interest in food and cooking. He became the exclusive Chicago-area franchisee after an impromptu visit to a Madison, Wisc., vomFASS store in 2015 led him to investigate ownership opportunities.
“Unlike when you shop online, virtually everything here is available to taste before you buy,” he says, explaining that vomFASS translates from German as “from the cask.”
“We have new offerings for people who already know and love our products. And we look forward to introducing our brand to those who are visiting a vomFASS store for the first time.”
"Some of the store’s more unusual offerings include pumpkin seed oil and cranberry vinegar, as well as Cognacs, Armagnacs, Brandies, and American, Irish and Scotch whiskeys that are truly incomparable,” Aldrich says.
Those looking to live greener will appreciate that consumers can return empty vomFASS oil and vinegar containers to the store to refill with their product of choice.
VomFASS Naperville opens daily at 11 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 8 p.m. on Thursday, 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. on Sunday. There’s ample free parking behind the store and in nearby parking decks. For more information, visit naperville.vomfassusa.com or call 630-857-9936.
About vomFASS Naperville
Located in Chicago’s western suburbs, vomFASS Naperville is the only Illinois location of the European-style store that sells imported oils, aged vinegars, wines, spirits and liqueurs straight from the cask, along with an assortment of specialty foods. The Naperville location is owned by Michael Aldrich, a former human resources executive, who is the exclusive Chicago-area franchise holder. The vomFASS concept originated in Germany in the early ‘80s, eventually expanding throughout Europe and the United States. There are 35 independently owned and operated U.S. vomFASS locations. The U.S. headquarters is in Madison, Wisc.
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