Bixby businesses hosting block party to support each other amid pandemic

BIXBY, Okla. — Bixby companies are collaborating to assist each other recuperate from the pandemic.

Regardless Of remaining in a hectic location near 111th and Memorial, the regional companies at the South Park Center stated things have actually been sluggish, however they’re intending to alter that this weekend.

“We have to support our small local businesses right now,” said Shana Wallace, owner of Nourishment.

Wallace opened Nourishment at the South Park Center two years ago. She said it was busy at the time, but COVID-19 slowed it down.

“During the pandemic, three to four businesses shut down,” Wallace said. “My neighbor suite next door, they’ve had two different rotating businesses that have come and gone in the last year.”

Throughout the parking area, Sean Kibble’s partner just recently opened Align Body and Health, taking the leap to open a brand-new organization throughout the pandemic.

“It’s been an exciting learning process to kind of navigate through what is the ‘normal’ now,” Kibble said.

Kibble, Wallace and other business owners are hoping to bring more life to their shopping center. So, they’re hosting a block party in its parking lot this Saturday. There will be food and music in the parking lot. And giveaways inside the participating businesses.

“It’s just an opportunity to not just have everybody come out and hang out in the tent, but we want you to go into the businesses, meet the people running the businesses, see what they’re about,” Kibble said.

They said it’s an opportunity to shop small and show support for others in the community.

“We’ve got such great family-owned, small, local businesses that have worked really hard to stay open during this last year,” Wallace said. “And we just really have to support each other so that we can all stay and help our community.”

The block celebration is Saturday from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. at the South Park Center near 111th and Memorial in Bixby.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.