2020 Wrap-Up 

We’ve made it to the last month of the year! We’re not quite sure how we got here, but we are so glad to be wrapping up 2020, a year that was synonymous with “uncertain.” 

But even with every struggle we worked through, every challenge we faced, we at Rookwood Commons and Pavilion still look back on this year and smile. It’s those very adversities that have got us to where we are today. 

This year, our community learned how to pivot when unexpected circumstances arose. Take CycleBar, for example, who took the same energy of their in-person spinning studio to livestream workout sessions with their brand new CycleBar Go membership. For just $19.99 per month, riders have access to Cyclestars from every CycleBar location across the country who are teaching classes at every time of day. All you need is a device, access to WiFi, and a stationary bike to get the CycleBar experience at home. Before 2020, we could have never imagined leaving the spin studio for a home version. But, we are so grateful we did. Now, we can simply walk a few steps to our home gym…no get-ready routine required. To learn more about CycleBar, visit their website here

Outside of CycleBar, traditional bars and restaurants really stepped up their game this year, offering safe and convenient alternatives to dining in. From curbside pickup to home delivery, we are so impressed by these restaurants who have found new ways to feed the masses their favorite menu items since March. Steakhouses like J. Alexander’s and Longhorn Steakhouse, sandwich shops like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Potbelly Sandwich Works, even cultural favorites like Buca Di Beppo, Qdoba, and PF. Chang’s have made their way from the dining room to the dinner table.

Evereve has also innovated in ways unlike ever before. Of course, they’ve continued with their in-store and online shopping experiences. You can safely browse all the beautiful winter wardrobe in stock thanks to purposeful safety measures set in place. Or, you can shop from the comfort of your home (in sweatpants) and have your items shipped directly to you or to the store. But the one creative solution that has us incredibly blown away is their “Dressing Room To Go” service. How do you take the dressing room out of the store and into your home? It’s pretty simple:

  • First, select the Rookwood Commons & Pavilion store and your preferred pickup date. 
  • Second, answer a few questions about your personal style 
  • Next, it’s time to place your order with a $20 fully refundable deposit. This is where the magic happens. Your EVEREVE stylist will pull pieces you love and they love based on your style profile. If this stresses out any picky people out there, don’t worry. You can add a specific request or particular item in the “Note to Stylist” section. 
  • Then, you’ll pick up your package conveniently at the store. 
  • Lastly, you can keep all or none of your items. You’ll have two days to try them on for size. Once you’ve decided what you’d like to keep and what you’d prefer to return, you simply complete your purchase online and bring back the rest to the store. 
  • Keep in mind, there is no risk with this in-home dressing room. Your $20 deposit will either be applied to your purchase or fully refunded.

These are just three of the ways we witnessed our community thrive in a year where we didn’t know what was coming next with each passing day. We have to give thanks to you, our Cincinnati community. Our shops and restaurants couldn’t have done any of this without the support from you. We united together for the betterment of the entire Rookwood family. 

We’re confident that we’re coming out of this year stronger than ever before. With all that we experienced this past year, it’s safe to say that we’ve kicked off this decade with newfound resilience, passion, and empathy. Let’s keep it going all the way through 2030!