‘Ope It’s Soap’ Is Sliding Into Its First Storefront
local soap business will soon open a brick-and-mortar shop in Chippewa Falls
James Johonnott, photos by Andrea Paulseth |
These locally-made bricks of soap are soon to find a new brick-and-mortar home.
Following a recent collaboration with a Wisconsin favorite soda, Jolly Good, and a shoutout from comedian Charlie Berens at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair, Ope It’s Soap owner and soap crafter Tony Liedl will move his soap business into a storefront in downtown Chippewa Falls. The storefront, which will be at 29 W. Spring St. (currently Josef’s Cheesecakes), will be open Saturdays, and other days by appointment.
Liedl says he will be keeping his full-time graphic design position at Royal Credit Union, but adds that “the biggest change is that I can make soap in a storefront instead of my basement. Plus, I can add in-person [sales] and meet new people.”
Though Liedl has no official opening date yet, you can keep up with ‘Ope It’s Soap’ online to hear the news when it's announced.
Visit the local soap’s website online at www.opesoap.com and its Facebook (@OpeHandmadeSoap).