Changes at the Colonnade
disappear with something called an E-cloth. E-cloths are a line of sustainable microfiber wipes and sponges for various surfaces. Used dry or dampened with water--never with detergent--they are machine washable and promise about 300 cleanings per cloth.
The magic show wasn't free after all; the E-cloth was too irresistible. But $14 later, Erwin stopped his demo long enough to talk about what happened to Green Health next door. You might remember Green Health opened a little more than a year ago, a franchise of a San Diego-based company that dried its own line of organic fruits and vegetables in an antiseptic, hot, sunny, and undisclosed location in Mexico.
Then again, you might not. "They were only there for four weeks," says Ervin. "It wasn't their fault," he says of franchise owners Heidi and John Obeid and their daughter Ashley Herzig, the store manager. "There was some problem, some lawsuit at the corporate level." Attempts to reach the Obeids or Herzig were unsuccessful, and the company seems to have made like their food and evaporated.