Previously, we talked about the critical role on-site small businesses play in enhancing the quality of walkable neighborhoods. Micro-retail businesses help foster personal relationships between shop owners and customers, are more attainable retail spaces for first-time business owners, and are conveniently located for residents and visitors. Let’s introduce you to three of Culdesac’s micro-retail businesses: Dose of Youth, Sew Used, and Complete Comforts!

Dose of Youth

The first small business you’ll encounter upon arrival at Culdesac is Dose of Youth. Committed to delivering quality results in a safe and welcoming environment, Nurse Giannii combines medical expertise with a passion for wellness to offer rejuvenation from the inside out. As a registered nurse specializing in IV therapy, vitamin injections, and ‘tox treatments, Nurse Giannii’s goal is to help you look and feel your best. Whether you're seeking a boost of energy, a radiant glow, or simply a moment of self-care, Dose of Youth has what you need to support a better, healthier you.

Instagram: @doseofyouth

Sew Used

At Sew Used, Justin and Jalissa curate a collection of secondhand fashion that includes vintage, Y2K, and trendy pieces. Their eye for style and upcycling yields a store teeming with pre-loved garments ready for a new home. Justin and Jalissa's expertise extends beyond the racks. With professional alteration services, they breathe new life into old favorites, ensuring a perfect fit for every customer. Pop into Sew Used to revamp your wardrobe, just in time for summer. Tip: Shop the $10 rack outside their store for affordable pieces that rotate daily!

Instagram: @sewused_

Complete Comforts

Rooted in a passion for home and well-being, Complete Comforts offers a variety of homemade and thoughtfully chosen products. From organic teas and local honey to fragrant candles and cleaning products, Emmanuel and Tiffany want to help you create a space that nourishes both body and mind. But their commitment to comfort extends beyond the confines of their store – they also offer same-day home cleaning services you can sign up for in-store. Stop by Complete Comforts to enjoy a warm, delicious cup of homemade tea or browse their curated collection of eco-friendly home goods while you’re in the neighborhood!

Instagram: @completecomforts

Each of Culdesac’s on-site small businesses brings a special energy and connection to the community. By fostering relationships between small business owners and our neighbors, we are able to create a deeper sense of community in the neighborhood. Keep following along or take a trip to Culdesac Tempe to meet more of our amazing on-site small business owners!