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In honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like to highlight our MANY woman-owned businesses in North Park. These women own a large percentage of the North Park businesses that make our neighborhood the awesome place it is. From breweries, coffee shops and restaurants, to salons, boutiques and spas, to everything in-between – they’ve got it covered. Be sure to make an extra effort to support these amazing women and their businesses this month!

Michelle Robinson – Ray Street Custom Framing:

Ray Street Custom Framing Owner Michelle Robinson has been a student and lover of art since she was a child. She received her B.S. Ed. in art education from the University of Georgia in 1999. Having lived in San Diego now for ten years, Michelle has enjoyed and collaborated with many other artists and businesses here in North Park. As she began to frame more of her own pieces, she realized how important presentation and conservation are to both the artist and the collector. She became interested in custom framing as a way to enhance and protect the things that inspire people every day.

Ray Street Custom Framing is a vibrant artisan shop celebrated for its custom design, personal attention, and quality service located in the cultural epicenter of the North Park arts community. With a colorful blend of artistic instinct and trending design at your fingertips, you’ll find exciting possibilities for custom framing and preserving your most cherished art.

Gail Higgins – The Girl Can’t Help It:

Gail Higgins, AKA “Sparkle” is the owner of The Girl Can’t Help It – a vintage store which specializes in the Golden Age of Hollywood; but their unique finds stretch from the 20’s to the 80’s. After years of business in London, The Girl Can’t Help It relocated  to North Park in 2012. Gail has definitely lived an interesting life – “from a buyer at Barney’s in NYC to starting one of the first burlesque clubs in London, Sparkle was married to a band member from The Rockats, even tour-managed The Heartbreakers, a punk rock band, for years across Europe and has been proudly selling quality vintage for 25 years,” (americandrifterblog). For more information on Gail, check out this blog.

Elexia de la Parra – Artelexia:

Elexia de la Parra, a native San Diegan, is the founder and owner of Artelexia, a retail shop that specializes in handcrafted Mexican gifts, art, and home décor. Elexia nurtured what began as a small farmers’ market stand in 2008 to what is today two retail locations known for their unique Mexican imports, creative cultural workshops, and lively community events, (weallgrowlatina.com).

Woman-owned Businesses in North Park:

  • A7D Creative Group – Anna Gamboa
  • Adore You Esthetics – Victoria
  • Airshine Music School – Erica Calvert
  • Art Produce – Lynn Susholtz
  • Artelexia – Elexia de la Parra
  • AvantGarde Waxery – Paige Trimble
  • Barre3 Studio – Salina Navarro
  • Berger Hardware – Aimee Nichols
  • Bivouac Ciderworks – Lara Worm
  • Chito’s Shoe Repair – Jenny Martinez
  • Classic Rock Sandwich Shop – Cheryl Dagostaro
  • Club Pilates North Park – Katie Mann
  • Communal Coffee – Jen Byard
  • Creative Futons – Leslee Evans
  • Deja Brew Lounge – Mariana Covarrubias
  • Dexter’s Deli – Tori Rosay
  • Dr. Chinns – Dr. Jennifer Chinn
  • El Comal – Luz Herrera
  • Encontro – Co-owner Lori Hotchkiss
  • Gather Coffee & Kava Bar
  • Gingerly Wax
  • Gold Dust Collective
  • Gorgeous Salon – Cindy Jarrett
  • Hello Birdie – Cindy Cate
  • Holy Matcha – Geraldine Ridaura
  • Holsem Coffee – Salpi Sleiman
  • Home + Hound – Brittany Garbani
  • Hunt & Gather – Zoe Crenshaw
  • Le Wax Boutique – Sarah Wakabayashi
  • Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria – Lauren Hodson
  • Leo Nails & Wellness – Jina Javier
  • Lighthouse Salon Inc – Rozalynne Woolf
  • Lotus Love Beauty – Jessica Gulati
  • MILA Boutique – Laura Weiss
  • North Park Main Street – Angela Landsberg
  • North Park Optometry – Dr. Meredith Walton
  • Northside Shack – Pamela Olvera
  • Olive, My Love Dog Grooming – Lisa Y. Méndez
  • One Door North & The Smoking Goat – Co-Owner Tammy Piehl
  • Original 40 Brewing – Patricia Billings
  • Pacific Drapery – Michelle Fox
  • Paw Pleasers – Loree Shirazi
  • Peel Simply Skin – Elisa Muchmore
  • Pigment – Tiffany Moore
  • Pink & White Nail and Spa
  • Presley & Co – Liz Rayon
  • Pura Buena Onda – Carolina L. Mery
  • Queen Bee’s – Alma Rodriguez
  • Ray Street Custom Framing – Michelle Robinson
  • Redwing Bar & Grill – Sarah Critchlow
  • Replay Toys Boutique – Kimberly Jonell
  • Sage Sisters – Eva De Leon
  • Salvage Salon – Jessica Anderson
  • Second Chance Brewing Co. – Virginia Morrison
  • Shank & Bone – Han Tran
  • Shop Good – Leah Kirplani
  • Skin Habit – Frosty Darrenogue
  • Son of a Toast – Carol Edenbaum
  • Subterranean Coffee Boutique – Gene Padigos Jr.
  • The Girl Can’t Help It – Gail Higgins
  • The Keratin Shop – Angela Grande
  • The Lab A Salon – Adrianne Tolentino
  • The Observatory (General Manager) – Paris Landen
  • The Undercarriage – Malinda Turner
  • The Water Lady – Sonya Scribner
  • Vennisimo North Park – Gina F.
  • Verbatim Books – Justine Epstein
  • Vernetta’s Dance Studio – Vernetta
  • Yog-art Frozen Yogurt – Thuy Mai and Hannah Pham
  • and so many more!

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