This is bohemia’s next phase. Mt. Airy is an earthy tree-lined neighborhood in the northwest with growing business districts that anchor creative entrepreneurs. Mt. Airy Village is its heart.
Weaver’s Way Co-op is its anchor, established in 1975. They offer an excellent array of local, bulk and natural foods. Another building close by hosts a pet shop and wellness store; get your dog treats and high-end natural shampoos here!
Across from the food store, Weaver’s Way has recently opened Mercantile, an artfully assembled shop for decor and sustainable living, complete with native plants and a schedule of classes and how-to workshops for things like canning and fermenting food.
On the corner is a storefront that hosts pop-up shops; at the moment you can demo and buy vintage typewriters here.
Big Blue Marble is a beautiful independent bookstore with a small but ingeniously curated collection of new books. They host readings, author visits, and community events, doing much to support local authors.
Across the street is a dance studio that hosts community open-mic nights and artsy pop-up stores at various times of year, whether vintage clothing or retro housewares.
Across Greene, you’ll find High Point Cafe, one of the best coffee spots in the city. Their baking is memorable and they make a mean crepe!
Next door is the Nesting House, a lovely shop selling second hand kids’ clothing, eco toys and cloth diapers. They serve the community’s many young families, while speaking to the values of this deeply rooted community.