Three Women-Owned Businesses Open in Downtown through Open on Main Initiative

Open on Main is a Downtown Memphis Commission initiative that pairs emerging retailers with storefronts that are vacant in downtown. Previously, this program helped businesses like River City Records, Feast & Graze, Grind City Grocer, and more.


Memphis-themed prints and items for sale inside ARCHd

Most recently, DMC partnered with the Women’s Business Center South (WBC South) to bring three women-owned businesses to the initiative. WBC South is an organization dedicated to advancing and enhancing business opportunities for women.

The three women-owned businesses opening in downtown thanks to the partnership include: The Podcast Center, ARCHd, and Oh Sweets Skincare.

During the grand opening event, people will have the opportunity to visit all three and additional women-owned businesses that will be featured as pop-up street vendors and previous Open on Main recipients who will be highlighted in the event.

Visit the event here for more details.

Featured Open on Main Shops:

The Podcast Center | Tina Tilton | Location: 10 S. Main, Ste. 100

Tina Tilton's The Podcast Center is a professional video and podcast studio, classroom, and event space for audio/visual storytellers of all experience levels. Aspiring podcasters and audio/video enthusiasts will have the opportunity to utilize state-of-the-art equipment and professional guidance, fostering the growth of this rapidly evolving medium.

mom stands with three daughters looking at items for sale inside ARCHd

ARCHd | Kristen & Lindsey Archer | Location: 65 Monroe, Ste. A

As seen in Vanity Fair, BuzzFeed, Good Morning America, Parade, and more, Kristen and Lindsey specialize in creating high-quality, handcrafted goods made of wood and marble, produced in their home studio. Their bestselling “Gifts with a Voice” focus on illustrations of and quotes by female activists, women in politics, and inspiring change makers, while their Memphis-themed goods celebrate the city they love and have always called home.

people shopping inside Oh Sweets storefront
Oh Sweets Skincare
Oh Sweets Skincare

Oh Sweets Skincare | Valencia Leonard | Location: 65 Monroe, Ste. B

Oh Sweets Skincare, led by Valencia Leonard, offers a range of natural and high-quality skincare products. With a commitment to promoting self-care and wellness, Oh Sweets Skincare uniquely crafts products such as whipped body butter creams, body scrubs, soaps, body oils, hair oils, eczema products, stress relief items, and more.

About the Author

Hello! I'm Jalyn Souchek, the Director of Content for I Love Memphis Blog! I love calling the 901 home. When I'm not running the blog you can find me cheering on the Grizzlies, at a concert, exploring a new restaurant or kicking back at one of our breweries. I hope you'll love experiencing Memphis with me.

Build your perfect Memphis meal:

I love to eat so if I were to have only one meal left.. I’m going all out. I’d start with an app of Gumbo Fries from Blue City Cafe or Bayou Fries from Chef Tam, wings from Good Fortune or Central’s (honey gold and Jamaican Jerk), potato salad from Fat Larry’s, side of bbq spaghetti from Bar-B-Q Shop, and fried okra from Soul Fish. All paired with a Beale Street Brewing Space Age Sippin’.

Your most memorable Memphis moment:

College GameDay on Beale Street. That was an electric and perfect morning. I was still working in news then and was able to take it in up close and on the stage at some points. The fun and joy of everyone down there that morning is unbeatable.

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