This year has been extra tough for small business owners on Main Streets everywhere. Bisbee is no exception as we have seen our fair share of businesses close their doors. This is why it warms our hearts that there is positive movement with new shops opening, existing ones expanding or moving, and others hanging in there and getting creative in our historic downtown shopping district and Bisbee's other charming neighborhoods.
We wanted to highlight these shops below and recognize them for their effort, perseverance, and faith during these strange and difficult times. We hope that you will show them some love either in person with a mask on or online and offer your support to Bisbee's creative entrepreneurs offering local specialties!
What's new in Bisbee?
Balsamic Mercy Catering
We are super excited to see this catering business make Bisbee their home base as it just reinforces that Bisbee is a great place to hold a retreat, festival, wedding, or private event and have it catered with some compassionate cuisine from the high desert. Balsamic Mercy Catering offers plant-based menus for events of all kinds throughout the southwest. They will work with you for a completely custom menu. Our mouths are watering over here!
"A new brewery with a familiar name to Arizona craft beer enthusiasts has opened in the old Beast Brewing space in Bisbee. Electric Brewing, whose name is a homage to Dave’s Electric Brewing — the first licensed microbrewery in the state — opened quietly last month at 1326 W. Highway 92, south of Old Bisbee."
This old school diner food has us feeling all nostalgic. This old local favorite is finally back open after being closed for 10 years. Get some delicous almost all-American food and eat outside on their super cute vintage picnic tables at the vintage themed trailer park, The Shady Dell, or get it to go.
Jewelry shop on Main
Located on 52 Main Street we weren't able to find out too much about this new jewelry shop but we did get dazzled by some of the wares they had displayed in their windows. Looks like they have some beautiful turquoise pieces!
For tiny humans and big ones too. You will find an eclectic and fun mix of children's clothes, toys, and. souvenirs. Historic downtown's newest addition, Jen's Angel is located at 24 Main Street. Stop by and find something fun for the whole family.
Find them on facebook here.
Although Jo's officially opened in January we wanted to recognize them for perservering through their first year which turned out to be one of the strangest years ever. Jo's is a nonprofit consignment shop that carries all sorts of antiques and unique goods. A percentage of profits support the Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless & Verhelst Recovery House. Pick up some furniture, handmade items by local artists, or score a thrifty find!
Find them on Facebook here.
Many Fine Things Gallery
A unique new store at 28 Main Street that features Native American art, pottery, and jewelry, vintage hats and clothing, scientific instruments and unusual antiques.
Find them on Facebook here.
Mile High Muncheese
Mile High Muncheese has all your cheese and specialty food desires, and they even offer some wine and beer options that will pair nicely with it all!
Bisbee's newest apothecary carries fresh live and dried herbs for all your culinary, medicinal, and metaphyscial needs. Their goal to provide you with high quality, sustainable, fresh prepared herbs, powders, tinctures and teas in order for us all to live a healthier and happier life! Stop by to browse their large collection of incense and oils.
Get moving and feeling better with Sonia Rita Wellness! Sonia has developed a bright and airy workout space. Participants are spaced 6 ft apart to give plenty of breathing room, and masks are encouraged. You will love to get moving with Sonia's bright energy!
Specializing in music records, art, skate, and incense we love the vibe of this newest gallery to the Bisbee art scene. Located in the historic Lyric Plaza when you first enter Bisbee at 2 Naco Road.
The movers and the shakers
Artemizia Gallery has expanded into Artemizia Foundation and has set up in a new location on Main Street across the street from their gallery. The Foundation building has gone through an extensive remodel that really makes the place pop! Artist Jules Muck's work is featured throughout the building on the gift shop wall, on the bathroom door, and on a tribute cube to artists they are paying homage to. The mission of the Foundation is to create connections between community and contemporary art through stimulating programs designed to create lasting impact. You can schedule a guided tour on their website.
We are pretty much obsessed with this vintage 70s inspired store which has expanded and relocated across the street into the old JC Penny building (the second ever Penny's location). Boasting new and vintage threads and accessories for the wild children of the world, their new location is a must-see. Take your time browsing and enjoy the 70's department store vibe. In our opinion this is the best use of this space in the heart of Bisbee's Main Street that we've seen in a long time!
Newly relocated to 54 Main Street, the Jupie Shop is a special, accessible and unforgettable gift shop. Full of positive energy they carry items that will tend to you and even your pet's emotional, spiritual and physical health. They carry a unique items such as bags, candles, incense, dream catchers, handmade jewelry, tapestries, skin care products, turkish lamps and more. Stop by and treat yourself or a loved one to something nice!
Find them on the web here.
We love the flavors that Neriah's serves up, and we're excited to see them in a new space within the Safeway Plaza. Try their Big Plates with tacos, flautas, or tamales for some authentic Mexican eats. Takeout available!
Thuy's Noodle Shop
A well-known local favorite, Thuys can now be found up the hill at 207 Tombstone Canyon where they have fully renovated an old home into a cute and fresh new kitchen. Offering takeout only they never disappoint in the flavor department. Some say Thuy's makes the best pho in Arizona, we think you should come and find out for yourself!
Getting creative and making changes
Santiago's and Bisbee's Table
We love that these Bisbee staples now offer outdoor patio seating for their guests. We think it's a great idea to be outside as much as we can right now and it's wonderful that we are able to support these small businesses by getting a meal and staying in the fresh air. Go get some great food and enjoy Bisbee's great weather!