About Us

Unbox Akron was created by Chris Horne – publisher of the Devil Strip, an arts, entertainment, and culture newspaper – as a subscription box that celebrates the products, businesses, and events that make Akron unique . In March of 2015, Unbox Akron won a Knight Cities Challenge grant. Shortly after receiving the good news from the Knight Foundation, Chris recruited long time friend, Roger Riddle to help curate each month’s box. Together they are planning boxes that will get Akronites excited about sharing the locally made products, shopping at Akron owned and operated small businesses, and getting out to enjoy events right here in the great city of Akron.

So, you stuck around for the second paragraph, huh? That must mean you are interested in seeing one of our boxes sitting at your door each month. Wondering how you can sign up? Well, for our first few months we will offer the Unbox Akron boxes to a small beta group. After the beta is complete, we will open up subscriptions to all who love Akron. So stay tuned. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts so that you know when our registration opens for all.

We are putting everything together for our first boxes right now. We expect our first boxes to go out by the second week in October. And we are excited to get these boxes in the mail because we have been talking with artists, businesses, and groups around Akron who are sending us some really great things to share with our subscribers. So stay tuned to see what we do next!