For many businesses throughout the country and in Oklahoma City, regular operations changed overnight. Due to the rapid spread and severity of the COVID-19 virus, our state and local governments were forced to take action quickly. This changed life as we know it, sending business owners scrambling to adapt and find solutions to keep their employees and the public safe while doing so.
This month we highlight some of our favorite small local businesses that need our community support during these difficult times as we continue to adjust how we interact and shop locally.
Note: Check the individual businesses' social media and websites for the most up-to-date information.
Tin Lizzie's is an Oklahoma owned and operated gift, apparel, and home boutique specializing in unique and eclectic finds. They are also home to 13 Oklahoma artisans, makers, and businesses that share space and allows the shop to bring a great selection and mix of products, and unique products you won't find anywhere else. "We are so excited to have expanded (or truth be told, built) a website virtually overnight and are continuing to add items every day.", Says store owner Julie Miller. The store has shipped more frequently locally and across the nation since the COVID-19 restrictions began. "We are also so grateful for simple feedback and engagement on social media! It helps us know what our customers like to see and helps us feel less alone," says Miller.
-Shipping from TinLizziesOKC.com
-Curbside Pick-up Appointments at 905 N Broadway Ave.
-Private Shopping Appointments (shop alone in the store, hassle-free
-Direct Message on Social Media or over the phone at 405.228.1014
-Buy Gift Cards
50 Penn Place Art Gallery
Since we are spending more time in our homes, consider a unique addition of local art to spruce up that wall or table you've been staring at for the past month. 50 Penn Place Art Gallery is one of Oklahoma's most successful and prestigious fine art galleries.
The gallery is owned and operated by 12 professional Oklahoma award-winning artists. You can support these local artists right now by following the gallery and individual artists on Facebook and Instagram.
The gallery artists include John Brandon, Ron Brandon, Kathy Buttry, Carol Egger, Barbara Fluty, Bert Seabourn, Connie Seabourn, Ann Shannon, Cheryl J. Smith, Glen Thomas, Jo Woolery, and many guest artists.
You can contact the artists directly to purchase their art.
While we stock our pantries and support our local restaurants with takeout and delivery, many of us are also ensuring our pooches and kitties are well cared for and fed. EarthWise is your local source for quality goods to make this a little easier and a little safer. Their mission is to help people care for their pets in a more natural and eco-friendly way. The store provides only the best foods, treats, toys, and top-notch grooming for your furry family members! Since the store carries dog food and other necessary supplies, the store has been deemed as essential and remains open but with limited business hours. "We are sanitizing our store regularly and only allow six people to shop at a time, said owner Michael Dixon.
-In-Store & Curbside Pick-up at 1710 Belle Isle Blvd
-Call to book grooming: 405.607.8965
Suburban Contemporary Furnishings
Suburban Contemporary Furnishings is a 4th generation family store, now in its 71st year. They are committed to selling high quality, contemporary furniture with A+ customer service, and an unbeatable reputation. "We have a passion for contemporary and modern furniture that goes back to our conception and continues today. When we learned about COVID-19's severity, we decided to go to appointments only, cut our hours down to 10 - 5, and give our employees a choice to come in or to shelter in place. We have chosen to keep them on staff and take care of their salaries until the end of this pandemic, said Vice-President, Brandon Burt. They thoroughly sanitize the showroom daily, hand sanitizer stations are available for public use, and they are currently using social distancing to give customers more peace of mind.
-Online: SuburbanContemporary.com - browse inventory and email
-Call or use the Podium feature on the site to quickly get answers to your questions, information, and pricing.
-Call 405.946.4387 to schedule an appointment during new business hours at 201 N Portland Ave
Betsy King: A Shoe Boutique
A good pair of shoes can bring a little sunshine to dark days or add some pizazz to those sweats you've been wearing. Betsy King is a unique shoe sop in the Paseo designed to cater to a woman who loves well-made, stylish shoes that reflect her personal taste. The styles range from funky and colorful to chic and sophisticated, all carefully chosen by proprietress Betsy King to reflect the modern woman in Oklahoma City.
-Order online: BetsyKingShoes.com
-Facebook: Betsy King: A Shoe Boutique
Craig's Curious Emporium
One of the more unique stores in OKC, Craig's, can be classified as a "metaphysical gift store without judgment." The shop carries unusual items from all over the world and includes handmade candles, incense, scented oils, jewelry, and much more. Keep your home cozy with supplies from Craigs or send someone you miss "in real life," a unique token of your affection.
-Call 405.524.9447 to order
-Order Via FB: Craig's Curious Emporium
-Curbside pick-up at 1209 NW 23rd St.
Mister Robert Fine Furniture & Design
Serving the Norman and Oklahoma City Metro area for more than 50 Years, Mister Robert Fine Furniture & Design offers an unparalleled destination for perfecting the look of an elegant home or office. While the store is currently closed to customers, the staff is still dedicated to making sure you have all your furniture, decor and design needs met. Thinking about updating a room and need some help? The design team at Mister Robert is offering virtual interior design services. The company voted “Best Interior Design Company” by the readers of 405 Magazine.
Social: Instagram: @Misterrobertok Facebook: @MisterRobertFineFurniture
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