Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes so many new Short North Safe ways to support local businesses here in the District!

Many restaurants, coffee shops, and juice bars in the District offer quick, delicious snacks to go, such as Native Cold PressedQuinci EmporiumThe Lox Bagel ShopZest Juice Co., and more. So long as the weather permits, consider ordering something to go and then heading over to Goodale Park to enjoy a nice picnic.

What better way to celebrate the spring season than by biking around on a beautiful day? Paradise Garage Bicycles has an impressive collection of bicycles to choose from if you’re looking for something new.

There are a number of yoga studios in the District offering virtual sessions, including CorePower Yoga, Heartfelt Yoga Studio, LIT Life & Yoga, and Yoga on High. Book a session online and practice out under the sun if you’re looking to pick up a new hobby and better yourself this season. 

Speaking of picking up a new hobby, On Paper has a plethora of specialty stationery, writing utensils, journals, notebooks, and so much more. Stop in or shop online to get those creative juices flowing.

April showers are inevitable, so purchase a book or two from Prologue Bookshop for those rainy spring days when all you want to do is sit around at home and immerse yourself in a great story.

With those April showers come May flowers, so beautify your home with decorative floral arrangements from Lagom Floral Gallery (formerly Steven Cox Flowers), Rose Bredl Flowers & Garden, or The Paper Daisy Flower Boutique.

If you’re looking to refresh your spring wardrobe, consider shopping at one of several clothing stores in the District that have online stores, like Amongst PeersArtisan De Luxe, Chunky ArmadilloF E R A, Happy Go LuckyJolie Occasions, Ladybird, rowe, Samson…A Men’s Emporium, Smartypants Vintage, Sole Classics, TORSO, and Vamp Official.

All of the wonderful galleries in the District have exciting exhibitions lined up for the spring months, so show your support of local art by tuning in to Virtual Gallery Hop on the first Saturday of each month. Some galleries also have in-person and private appointment viewings available!

Click here to learn how to stay Short North Safe during your next visit to the District to protect employees, yourself, and other visitors!