If you're looking to get someone you love a helping hand this winter, consider a remote start for their car! ItImagine the comfort of climbing into a nice warm vehicle in the morning!
Dynamic Audio Design has been located in the Old Bag Factory on the north side of the building for more than 7 years! Offering customizations to all kinds of vehicles, Josh is an expert is getting your car just the way you want it.
Stop by or call the number for a quote!
The Working Artists' Studio is located on the second floor of the Old Bag Factory. It is operated by Ellen Ridenour and featured all of her work and some by a few others.
Ellen specializes in print-making but does papermaking art, cards, batiks, as well as many others. The pieces for sale are reasonably priced and you are sure to find a nice gift for the art lover in your life.
Ellen will also be offering various art classes in the spring and will have all the information about the topics, the schedule and the pricing. Stop by her studio to get signed up.
Every First Friday in Goshen, the Trolley Cafe has dinner specials from 5-7!
December's First Friday offers Swiss Chicken or Meatloaf. Each dinner comes with a potato, california blend vegetables, choice or soup of salad, and a roll.
The regular menu will also be available during the dinner hours. Hope to see you there!
Introducing our holiday series, 12 Days of Shopping!
Our first day of shopping is about the Trolley Cafe. The first floor restaurant has been here almost as long as the Old Bag Factory has been a shopping center for unique artisan gifts.
Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch, the Trolley Cafe offers a traditional cafe menu. It is also open for dinner specials on Goshen's First Fridays from 5-7. Read about December First Fridays here.
Available for private reservations in the evenings and weekends, the Trolley Cafe also caters meals for any size groups in the local area! Call Brenda or Glenda for more information.
The Old Bag Factory has so many different things you can do, you could spend a good half a day here.
First, you should really start your adventure with a meal from the Trolley Cafe. Located on the first floor, the Trolley Cafe is traditional American fare, making their own breads and offering pies and cheesecakes to die for! Grab some breakfast or some lunch and hang out a bit!
Next, you can enjoy shopping our shoppes like Gamze Neer Jewelry Boutique, Legacy Home Furniture, Goertzen Pottery located on the first floor. Venture up to the second floor for some antiques, clothing, and musical instruments! You can also visit the working artists studio!
Finally, hang out in the museum on the second floor to learn about the history of this fabulous building, relax in our book exchange or play some games!
Two great ales events are happening this Saturday, May 12th!
First, Goertzen Pottery is holding it's annual Mothers' Day Sale! From 9-5 you can enjoy 20 - 50 % savings on pottery and select wood-fire items. Get Mom that unique one of kind handmade piece that she will cherish forever! Enter through the main entrance and turn left, Goertzen Pottery is all the way at the end.
Second, Legacy Home Furniture is holding the Customer Appreciation Day from 10-4 on Saturday. You can check out amish-made hardwood furniture or LaZBoy furniture with special one day savings. They are also holding giveaways for a recliner and certificates. Enjoy refreshments as well inside Legacy Home Furniture.
We want to hear your stories of "Bagology". Chase Bag Co was a large factory in the mid 1900's. Many local families have memories or working or a parent or friend working at Chase Bag Co.
The term “bagology” was coined during this period, meaning “to elevate the production of bags to the level of science.”
This building has four floors and we would love to hear real people accounts of the day to day happenings in the operation of the business.
We are collecting stories to enhance our historical museum! We would love to hear from local or former locals who worked at Chase Bag Co, or had family who worked at Chase Bag Co. If you lived in the neighborhood and you knew people who worked at Chase Bag Co while in operation, we want to hear from you!
Tell us your memories of Chase Bag Co, whether the good years when it was a thriving Goshen business or about when times turned and the decline lead to it's eventual closing.
We want to hear stories of people meeting here, falling in love, raising their families in Goshen. We want to hear from those who played in the yards around the building. We want to hear about the railway and its part in the business and community.
In short, we want to hear any story you want to tell us about Chase Bag Co! We will compile and display information in our Historical Museum on the Second Floor and use them on the website and social media so others can know how important this place was.
Contact us through email or social media with your story so we can document them for visitors!
John Mishler is one of Goshen's premier artists and he has his studio right here at the Old Bag Factory!
In the old power house is where he makes his metal creations. John Mishler has works shown in surrounding counties and by his own admission, never throws anything away. You can see the kind of work he does and where it is located at his website, johnmishler.com.
A Goshen College Professor, and member of the Goshen Mayor's Arts Council, John is instrumental in the formation of the arts of Goshen. We are proud to have him as one of our own.
If you are looking for a different kind of jewelry store, you have to stop into the Old Bag Factory and visit the Gamze Neer Exclusive Jewelry Boutique right inside the front door.
You will be greeted by Gamze Neer or her husband, Chris who travel around the world gathering jewels and stories to tell. They specialize in the blue eye jewel (in the photo).
Gamze Neer also buys and sells gold and silver in their shop. The hours are 9am - 5pm Monday through Saturday.