New Stores in Wynwood Owned By WomenJun 15, 2015
Over the past few months numerous stores have
opened up in the Wynwood area, primarily with female owners. These storeowners collectively love the area
for its art, people and its originality.
The Owners of Jucy Lu, Vanessa Morado and Mariela Martinez , opened about a month and a half ago on 2621 NW 2nd Ave. They immediately fell in love with the Wynwood area because “there is so much personality here.” What they found particularly special about the area is the blending of so many age groups. Morado and Martinez have collaborated with the kids in the area, they recycle the Jucy Lu plastic bottles for art projects, and they say the kids are eager to create exciting artwork! Jucy Lu plans to open another location soon, the love they put into their food really shows! See there their menu at www.jucylu.com
Another new female run business is Wynwood Shades, also in the Wynwood Block Complex, across from Jucy Lu, opened on the 14th of March. Owner, Aysegul Colakel, came to the Wynwood area two years ago and was attracted by the artistic concept of Wynwood. Colakel says “for me it´s more then selling sunglasses it´s a creative work same as all the art that you can see in Wynwood.” A Mexican artist painted the walls of Wynwood Shades, to tie in the painted walls found throughout Wynwood. Aysegul Colakel has seen the area grow over the past two years yet keeping its artistic DNA.
Next to Wynwood Shades is the Wynwood’s new LetterPress, upon walking in there is an array of stationary, pencils and fun trinkets. Founder, Bridget Dadd, of the Wynwood Letterpress had searched for a location in Wynwood because she feels their old school method parallels with the neighborhood. They specialize in custom stationary, letterpress, foil stamping for invitations & social stationary as well as other custom printed goods. You can view their products at www.wynwoodletterpress.com