THIS NEW MONTHLY COLUMN is all about what’s in, what’s out, and other happenings around town. It’s been some year… so let’s get straight to it. June in Ocean City is bringing more treats, eco-friendly practices, and new stores to visit. 8th Street is a hub of new activity. We have the scoop on a new place to rent bikes, clothes to buy, and treats to try.
Soothing to watch and delicious to eat Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon are located at 1078 Boardwalk.
Vegan restaurant Heartbeet, 801 E. 8th Street, has changed names to Goodbeet.
Wild Phoenix Boutique is landing at 409 E. 8th Street, Basalt Bodywork’s former home.
Boardwalk Bikes has wheeled their way into a stay at the Forum.
Enchanted Boutique has brought their magic to 811 Asbury Avenue.
Stainton’s Gallery of Shops has ten new vendors—MACKrame Designs; Clotilda’s; Quilling Queens; Salti Claw; Jalma Farms; Making Waves; Woolies, Naturally; Decor You’ll Adore; Soaps by Chanda; and Nel Loves Crafts.
Bowfish Kids and Bowfish Studios is ramping up their eco friendly initiatives.
“In September 2019 we came out with our sustainability initiative and gave ourselves a five year goal. One of the big ones was finding eco friendly glitter. Even before our initiative, we were looking into it and found how toxic glitter is for our environment,” said Caitlin Quirk, owner. Bowfish Studios uses the glitter to do kid’s makeovers.
It took McKenna Robel, partner in Bowfish Studios, three years to find the alternative that was released on Earth Day. It’s not the only environmentally friendly step they’re taking.
“One of the biggest things that we’ve found is that every single piece of apparel is shipped in a single use plastic bag,” said Caitlin.
They’re working with their vendors to reduce plastic use during shipping. When Bowfish Kids ships their own products, they use paper bags and ship in gently used boxes.
Bowfish is launching a community compost.
“We have it set up on the side of our building. We’re inviting people in our community who don’t have access to a compost to bring their materials to our compost,” said Caitlin. “Seventy percent of waste that’s put into the landfill is kitchen waste.”
Find this story and others in our June magazine.