Category Archives: Articles

Second Thursday Virtual Art Walk

We are seeking artists for the Second Thursday Virtual Art Walk in Kendall Whittier! It is an opportunity for local artists to display their art and maybe even sell a piece!

Tulsa area artists are encouraged to submit their art to be displayed on the evening on May 14 on Kendall Whittier Main Street’s Facebook page and Instagram story.

It is free to participate, and Kendall Whittier Main Street will NOT take a portion of any proceeds. Any sales should be made directly between customer and artist. Artist may submit even if they do not intend to sell.

Please fill out the form below. Submission should be completed by noon May 14 to be considered. It is limited to 25 artists.

Kendall Whittier Virtual Art Festival

  • Please fill out the below form, including uploading a file of your work. The form must be filled out before noon on the second Thursday of the month to be considered. Limited to 25 artists per month. Priority will be given to artists who have not been featured on previous Kendall Whittier Virtual Art Walk and on a first-come, first-approved basis. It does not cost anything to submit. Kendall Whittier Main Street will not take a portion of proceeds of any sales. All sales should be conducted directly between customer and artist. Artists will be asked but not required to help promote and share the posts (Facebook and Instagram) and the other artists. An email will be sent to participating artists on Thursday as a reminder.
 

Verification

Is my favorite Kendall Whittier business open?

As regulations and closures begin to lift, some Kendall Whittier businesses are reopening with safety protocols in place.

While this list is intended to be updated regularly as new information becomes available, it will be imperfect due to how rapidly things change. For best results, doublecheck with the businesses directly.

Last updated: May 8, 1:15 p.m.

Business Specific

473
918-519-5551
• Wine & beer delivery

918 Coffee
(918) 949-3221
• No-contact curbside available (includes beans, coffee and meal deals)
• Patio seating is available
• Expect to add take out option in a week 

American Solera
(918) 949-4318
• Patio open for cans only (one group per table, max 8)
• No standing room
• Cash free
• Curbside and delivery available

Bobby Pin
918-277-1101 |  by appointment only
• Clients must have an appointment to be in the salon.
• Clients should wait outside until their appointment time is ready.
• Clients must have hair fully washed and dried with 24 hours or less of their appointment time.
• Clients must wear a mask to and throughout their appointment. Staff will wear one as well.
• Clients must sanitize their hands upon entry.
• Clients must fill out a questionnaire and waiver before attending their appointment
• No one may enter the building unless and until they are having their service performed (exception: necessary medial and accessibility)

Bryde
918-221-6800  | by appointment only
• Open to private appointments (no more than 3 guests)

Cabin Boys Brewery
918-933-4033
• Taproom limited to ordering and take away only
• Tables in warehouse and patio have been spaced more than 6ft apart and are restricted to only one group (max 8 people)
• All beer is $6 and served in single use 12oz plastic cub
• No cash transactions
• Staff will wear masks and gloves
• Tables will be sanitized after each use
• Taproom restrooms are closed, but portable restrooms will be available outside
• All games, paper menus and water stations have been removed
• No dogs allowed in the taproom or warehouse
• To go packaged beer (cans & bombers) & curbside available (until May 15)

Circle Cinema
918-585-3504
• Virtual screenings available
• Stay tuned for potential curbside popcorn in the future
• Working through some changes to allow reopening with social distancing this summer

Ever Something Event Styling
918-794-4492
• Contactless delivery for Mother’s Day

Fair Fellow Coffee Roasters
918-933-5070
• Whole beans available online

Flash Flood Print Studios
918-794-3527
• Closed to the public but taking orders for production (limited staff on site)
• Online store with shipping 

Freddie’s Hamburgers
918-585-3544
• To go and curbside pick up available
• Dining room closed

Heirloom Rustic Ales
918-292-8757
• Curbside crowlers to go

Jane’s Delicatessen
918-872-0501 | Dine-in reopening May 8
• Call-ahead or reservations required
• No groups larger than 6
• Temperature checks with a no-touch thermometer for guests and staff
• Staff will be wearing face masks
• Hand sanitizing stations are available, please use upon entering and as needed
• Dining and bar seats will be spaced 6ft apart
• Pens, salt & pepper shakers, menus, etc. sanitized after each table seating
• Full menu for curbside & delivery (online ordering now available)

Jo and June
918-565-1123
• Curbside pickup available

Marshall Brewing Company
918-292-8781
• Carry out orders with social distancing protocols

Mother Road Market
918-984-9001
• Curbside pickup available

Pancho Anaya Bakery
918-234-3000
• Open for carry out only, taking extra sanitation measures

Perry’s Meat Market
(918) 583-2000
• Open for meat, grocery or deli needs

Ritual Electric Tattoo
918-939-8156
• All clients and tattooers required to wear a mask at all times
• Clients should stay in their vehicle or outside until their tattooer cals them or otherwise notifies them it is time to enter
• No extra guests or support friends allowed at this time
• No food or drinks allowed anywhere
• Clients are asked to maintain a minimum of 6ft between yourself and all others unless your artist I approaching you.
• Unless instructed, don’t touch anything
• If you are sick or have been recently, we will need to reschedule you. 

STEMcell Science Shop
918-933-5070
• Online ordering with shipping

Tulsa Farmers Market
918-636-8419
• Some vendors have pre-order pick up or walk-up sales in Kendall Whittier parking lots. Visit their website and tap “This week’s newsletter” for the most up-to-date list.

Whittier Bar
• Beer & wine delivery available

Whitty Books
918-921-4030
• Online ordering for delivery

Ziegler Art & Frame
918-584-2217
• Custom framing orders will be by appointment only
• Curbside drop off and pick up available
• Customers asked to wear a mask
• Customers will not be able to handle mat and frame supplies

Kendall Whittier Main Street is a nonprofit organization that inspires the ongoing revitalization and growth of a historic and cultural neighborhood in Tulsa, striving to transform it back to a thriving, walkable commercial district. Kendall Whittier is a Certified Cultural District.

For more information about the Kendall Whittier Main Street, please call or text 918-633-1934 or email info@visitkendallwhittier.com.

Foundations, nonprofit partner for business rent relief

Owners of many Kendall Whittier businesses can breathe a sigh of relief this week as a new rent relief program is covering all or partial rent for each to help combat the economic effects of COVID-19 closures.

The program is issuing rent relief support just shy of $20,000 in total for the month of May. In all, 14 businesses received the grant in this first month.

In partnership with the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation, Kendall Whittier Main Street has launched its Rent Relief Program, supporting both local businesses and Kendall Whittier landlords.

“We heard from many of our businesses that federal and state programs were just not quite enough,” explained Jessica Jackson, executive director of Kendall Whittier Main Street. “They were having trouble just paying their rent after having been closed – or severely limited – for six weeks.”

Many are reporting revenue cuts of around 90 percent since mid-March. Business owners have been scrambling with changing their business models to include online ordering and delivery, or creating unique ways to raise their revenue.

“GKFF is happy to support these small businesses, which have played such an important role in making Kendall-Whittier a vibrant and inclusive neighborhood,” said Josh Miller, program officer for the Foundation.

Local landlords have worked with businesses on discounted rates, but also are finding a financial hit during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“They are a big part of the transformation of Kendall Whittier as well,” Jackson said. “They’ve invested in infrastructure and rehabbed buildings over the years. We want to be sure they can pay their mortgages, too.”

The organizations hope to be able to offer the grant in June as well. With such a high response for May, the program is in need of more funds to open back up.

The initial fund was set up by GKFF, LTFF and Kendall Whittier Main Street. Peoples Bank has contributed as well. Individuals who would like to make a tax deductible donation can do so online here.

“I want to thank George Kaiser Family Foundation, the Lobeck Taylor Foundation and Peoples Bank for supporting small businesses in Kendall-Whittier,” said Maria Barnes, KWMS Board member. “We are a close-knit neighborhood, and we take care of each other and it shows.”

The Rent Relief Program offers grants of up to $1,500 for Kendall Whittier businesses struggling to pay rent right now. If granted, payments are made directly to the landlord. It is also open for businesses that own their own property to help cover mortgage costs.

Priority was given to applicants who have seen a reduction in revenue of 50 percent or higher, rely heavily on public foot traffic and have demonstrated creative or innovative means of engaging customers.

Kendall Whittier Main Street is a nonprofit organization that inspires the ongoing revitalization and growth of a historic and cultural neighborhood in Tulsa, striving to transform it back to a thriving, walkable commercial district. Kendall Whittier is a Certified Cultural District.

For more information about the Kendall Whittier Main Street, please call or text 918-633-1934 or email info@visitkendallwhittier.com.