What really makes Basket Case is the incredible small businesses and the products they have which we get to offer to you.
In this section, we’re excited to introduce the small businesses we have partnered with to deliver you unique finds from across the country.
Partner of the Month
If you love coffee and have not tried Galena Roasters, then it's time to add it to your "things to do in Galena" list. Now with their sister company, Galena Roasters Coffee Shop, you can taste one of their delicious hot or cold beverages, tasty sandwiches, or pastries. Galena Roasters is the mastermind behind the coffee blends offered in the coffee shop. They even offer you a chance to do a coffee cupping and learn how coffee goes from a bean to the beverage you love in your cup!
Meet our Partners
In this section, we’re excited to introduce the people working behind the scenes to make your experience at Basket Case the best it can be. Click on this link to contact us about joining this amazing list of businesses.
Little did Robert and Joyce Lawlor know back in the early 1970’s what their passion for winemaking would bring.
Acres of rolling farmland hosting 22 different specialty grapes, 60,000 gallons of wine per year, 40 wine varieties, three tasting rooms and thirty plus years later and many cherished friendships, the Lawlors are proud to have created a family legacy…that now spans three generations.
Scent Workshop Galena
Brianne Van Hemert, owner of Scent Workshop Galena, worked for over a decade as a tech recruiter in Chicago. A longtime friend of Lindsay's, she fell in love with candle-making after getting a candle kit for her daughters. She recently moved her family to Galena, where she married her husband years ago, and she started the 2nd location of Scent Workshop, which opened in October 2020.
Otto's Place is a cozy and quiet place where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of downtown Galena and the conversation of the people you are with. This is an establishment where you can come and enjoy a cocktail, coffee, or a homemade meal and desert made from scratch right here in our very own kitchen.
Bread & Vine
Bread & Vine Bakery (BVB) is a unique “BarBakery” concept located right on the main street in the cute historical town of Galena, Illinois. We are offering a wide assortment of freshly made pastries, and sandwiches using only the highest local and European quality products available on the market. To name a few our signature items to include our extensive selection of multiple flavored macarons, chocolate tart, giant eclairs, pain au chocolat, pure butter croissants, etc.
River Bend Gallery
GEOFFREY MIKOL is a professional artist that owns River Bend Gallery with his family, in historic Galena, Illinois. As a person born with Down syndrome, Geoffrey has found a special connection with photography as a means of expressing his creative side. In early 2016, RIVER BEND GALLERY was launched to showcase his amazing photography collection. The following year a full line of gift items using his incredible artwork was added.
Great American Popcorn Co.
Our story begins with family. Great American Popcorn Company began in 1994 when our parents, David & Catherine Lewis, made Galena, Illinois, their full-time home. They left behind corporate jobs in Chicago for a different way of life, one in which family and top-notch customer service would be at the forefront of their business model. Being raised in the store, we watched our folks treat every customer who walked in the door like family. With kids of our own running around now and a lifelong love for popcorn, we will always uphold the same level of customer service that our folks founded our family business on.
Galena Country Tourism
Galena Country Tourism® is the official Destination Management & Marketing Organization for Galena Country®. Our mission is to promote, develop and expand the visitor industry for the benefit of the local economy and community including the City of Galena and Jo Daviess County, Illinois. We promote Galena Country as the Midwest’s premier destination for overnight visitors. Galena Country Tourism is supported by a board of 11 directors consisting of representatives from the travel and tourism industry, local government and experienced business persons.
Galena Goat Yoga
Galena Goat Yoga became a dream for Jenn after losing both parents to Alzheimer’s and being downsized out of corporate America.
With the support of her husband Josh and his extraordinary craftsmanship skills, the dream became a reality! The couple purchased a small historic farm with an old horse barn and began a long renovation process. In the end, the aptly named, Silver Linings Farm, is now the perfect venue for special occasions: Reunions, Bachelorette, Birthdays, Corporate Health & Wellness, and Team Building Sessions.
Amazing, women owned, community focused, small business that's spreading smiles one gift at a time. Every vendor we partner with gives a portion of their proceeds to help a cause and Spotsie's gives annually to community needs locally as well. Gifts from Spotsie's truly are gifts from the heart. Spotsie's was created with a purpose to give back to the world around us more. Our mission is to create a positive customer experience by providing quality customer service and a product selection that supports our values of giving back.