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A Small Business Saturday Guide Featuring Solo Tenants


November 26, 2021 Tags:

Celebrate Small Business Saturday, November 27th, by visiting one of the many local businesses launched by Solo tenants. We pride ourselves in helping our commercial tenants establish businesses that bring valued services to the community.

Doggie Style Pets, 1635 Spruce St.

This is your go-to shop for all things canine, as well as feline, aviary, and reptilian. They stock all the accessories and foods you need to keep your pets in prime condition. Where else can you find bakery fresh treats for your French bulldog to distract him from your bagel? 

Doggie Style Pets has also partnered with Saved Me, a local nonprofit and no-kill organization that is focused on saving dogs and cats from shelters that are forced to euthanize due to the limited amount of space. At every Doggie Style Pets store location, they have two Saved Me dogs looking for their “furever” home. While you’re there shopping for pet supplies, you just might meet your new best friend! To learn more about Doggie Style Pets, check out our feature on them here.

Yaas’ Fruitea Cafe, 1200 South St.

Make this your stop for exotic teas, coffees, and delectable baked goods. A Boba Tea shop with an enticing dessert menu that includes Crème Brulee, panna cotta, cream puffs, petite cakes, muffins, and cookies. Stop by to pick up some and add these treats to your holiday celebrations.

Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St.

Image: Philly Art Collective

This innovative gallery run by 21 area artists features monthly shows, studio space, merchandise made by member artists, and a directory of its members. We especially like the beautifully printed Afro Cubism illustrations now available on the site. Just add a frame and you have a special holiday gift.

Irina Segal, 2038 Locust St.

When the occasion calls for the talents and artistry of a couture dressmaker, bridal parties, society hostesses, and celebrities call on the services of Irina Segal. Named Best of Philly by Philadelphia Style Magazine, Segal offers a level of workmanship and creativity normally only found in Paris designer salons. This is where you bring your wedding gown for alterations or for an original custom design for that holiday gala.

Image: Irina Segal

Kei Sushi, 1711 South St.

We love sushi and nobody does it better. With just 24 seats, plus four chairs at the bar, this is an intimate little restaurant with big ideas. These stunning sashimi and sushi party platters make holiday entertaining a breeze. Check out their lunch menus and affordable dinner options – a welcome alternative to standard American holiday fare. To learn more about Kei Sushi, check out our feature on them here.

Thrive Yoga & Pilates, 2016 Walnut, 2nd Fl.

Hally Bayer at the Thrive Yoga & Pilates Studio

Ready to work off those pandemic pounds? Hally Bayer, founder of Thrive Yoga & Pilates uses Pilates and Meditation to help people of all ages achieve sustainable energy, increased strength, and improved posture. Hally’s newly-renovated studio offers regular classes in-studio, as well as outdoor, live stream, and on-demand classes. The studio also offers personalized private training and corporate classes. Sign up for a class or purchase a gift card for a friend to attend classes with you. The team at Thrive Yoga and Pilates will work with you where you are at and takes you to where you want to be. Read more about Hally and the studio on our feature here.

La Capital Mexican Grill, 527 Fairmount Ave. 

Image: La Capital Mexican Grill

Short of flying to Mexico City, this is the real deal where you will find authentic Molletes, a Mexican brunch dish of crusty bread layered with refried beans, melted cheese, pico de Gallo, and chorizo with eggs (or vegetarian). Plus all your favorites – tacos, nachos, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas, etc. Dine or order online.

Dope Botanicals, 257 S. 20th

Here you will find herbal lattes, teas, and tonics, smoothies, and elixirs that will put you on the road to plant-based wellness. This herbal shop is co-owned by sisters Nakia and Taahirah Stith who have curated a beautiful and welcoming space for people to learn about herbal medicine. They have a wide selection of fresh herbs available as well as merchandise and will soon offer consultations on herbal health, small group classes in plant-based health, and more. For more information on Dope Botanicals, read our recent tenant feature on them.

When you stop by any of our tenant’s businesses, tell them Solo sent you!