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Small Local Businesses in Philly Need Your Help!

Support for small businesses is important right now!

Pennsylvania has cancelled school and some areas are closing down “entertainment” businesses. Our beautiful city is made up of many “mom & pop” type shops and service providers who will be severely affected by closures if and when they happen in Philadelphia. We have asked our Business Members to share with us ways that they are still able to serve their clients during this time, and hope that you are able to support them.

We came up with the idea to share their alternatives when we saw Expressive Hand begin to offer “pottery to-go” kits so that children can create at home! Another good suggestion is to just buy a gift card/certificate from a small local business- buy it directly from them, not through a third party, so that they get an influx of income now and you get to enjoy their service at a later date. Think of it as a really small small business loan! Every little bit counts!

Beehive at Bok

Beehive at Bok will be closed on the weekends but they plan to schedule semi-private open play sessions for two families at a time, with scheduled cleaning in between during the weekdays for the next two weeks. Please contact them for your reservation!

Center for Lice Control

Ilene Steinberg’s salon in Havertown helps one family at a time or in your own home. Center for Lice Control is on call as usual for checks and treatment, and continues to sanitize their surfaces. Their lice hotline is always available, and she will continue delivering products to those that cannot get to the pharmacy.

Children’s Music Express

Owner Tammy Keorkunian tells us that they are moving their last few classes for the week of 3/8 to a virtual experience to help keep routines normal, while still enjoying music from the comfort of home. And they are beginning to look at offering more online class options.

Christine’s Care and Compassion

Doula Christine Golcher is offering to conduct virtual meetings or classes for her consultations and parenting sessions.

Confident Parenting

Owner Erica Desper will be offering many of Confident Parenting’s classes online, with Zoom links sent to people after their ticket purchase. Upcoming classes include Sleep Solutions for Babies and Toddlers on Saturday, March 14 10 am – 11:30 am, and Newborn Sleep & More on March 17 11 am – 12:30 pm.

Gypsy Saloon and Southern Cross Kitchen

Owner Kim Strengari has shared that Gypsy Saloon and Southern Cross Kitchen will now have free delivery and curbside pickup. They also have online gift cards for 10% off. You can view their new delivery and curbside menu on Facebook. The restaurants continue to be open with extensive cleaning procedures in place.


Kathrine Bright is a personal training offering services in your home or her studio. She is also now offering virtual personal training to her clients so that they can access their workouts at anytime in the privacy of their own home, and on your own time- great for those who will have kids home from school! The workouts are on a custom app available on any smart device, and you’ll have Kat access 24/7. She also has video conferencing to coach form, and set goals for nutrition and health. No equipment or home gym is needed, workouts can be designed with whatever your space permits!

Momo’s Tree House

Momo’s Tree House is closed for in person shopping, but they are open online for no-contact shopping and delivery.

Nothing Bundt Cakes- Wynnewood/Ardmore Location

We love big bundts, it’s no lie. And now we can all get a bundt without leaving the car! Call ahead to their Wynnewood/Ardmore location at 215-454-2286 or order online for pick up, and they will deliver to you curbside, just call when you park and they will bring it out! (Please note- each location is privately owned, so this offer is for the Wynnewood/Ardmore location only currently.)

Philly Art Center

As of March 12 all programs are on as scheduled, and vacation camps may be added starting March 16 to aid parents who may have to work while their child’s school is closed. Please check their website for new updates!

Philly Foodworks

Save the trip to the grocery store and get some of the Philadelphia area’s best produce, meats, and more by signing up for delivery from Philly Foodworks! Our team learned about this fabulous and convenient way to do CSA about a year ago, and we’ve been thrilled with their products. They have flexible orders and low minimums for delivery for their online market and farm share boxes!

PM Pediatrics

Introducing PM Pediatrics Anywhere. Get trusted virtual pediatric urgent care from the comfort and convenience of your home! What you’re hearing in the news may be causing you to worry and it isn’t always easy- or possible- to get to urgent care when your child needs it. That’s why PM Pediatrics has announced the launch of PM Pediatrics Anywhere, a brand new app that lets you connect with a pediatric expert from anywhere, 8 am – midnight, using your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Reading Terminal Market

Reading Terminal Market is open and stocked.  Take advantage of FREE 2 hour parking at the 11th and Arch garage with your validated parking ticket. Can’t make it to the Market? Shop 30+ merchants on Mercato.com and use code RTMFREE for free delivery – no minimum!

School of Rock Philadelphia

School of Rock Philadelphia has transitioned all of their lessons to an online platform for remote individual and group lessons.

Sweet Trading Company

Owner Jody Peskin is now offering free local delivery and curbside pick up of her delicious handmade chocolates and treats. In the works are some virtual kid-friendly baking classes so be sure to add “Home Ec” to your homeschooling lineup! More info on those classes will be shared soon!

Tildie’s Toy Box

Tildie’s Toy Box is temporarily suspending in store shopping. They are offering clients by offering curbside and sidewalk pick up right now, and working on an online shop too! Please call for information 215-334-9831.


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Content Director, Main Line Parent & Philadelphia Family. Email me at pamela@familyfocus.org