Summer may be winding down, but Coolidge Corner is certainly not.  This Saturday and Sunday, the 20th and 21st, members of the Coolidge Corner Merchants’ Association are pulling out all the stops with their annual Sidewallk Sale.  Besides savings, an eclectic mix of shopping choices,  performance artists and charity drives, these local merchants are offering seventeen very good reason to be in Coolidge Corner this weekend, whether you are checking it out for the first time or coming back.

  1. Cause to Paws– The Meyers sisters are committed to your pets. Their store has quickly become an institution in the Corner
  2. The Pear Tree – Tania Kurkau is the most discriminating bead person on our side of the planet.
  3. Fire Opal – Sue Stein runs two cool crafts/boutique stores, one in Coolidge Corner and one in JP.
  4. Party Favors– John Pergantis invented buttercream frosting, but Party Favors also carries everything you could ever possibly need to celebrate . Have a party in the street!
  5. Healthworks – They are, hands down, the best women-only gym in the US.
  6. Muddy River Gallery – Tracy Hoy’s gallery will feature lots of cool discounted crafts this weekend, not to mention a wandering mime performing all over the Corner.
  7. The Meat House – I love meat and the Meat House Steak Tips rock! This weekend they are serving $5 grilled burgers, all proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital.
  8. The Studio – If you meet Sue the owner and aren’t inspired to dance, you may want to check your pulse. Free classes to celebrate their second anniversary!
  9. Brookline Grooming and Pet Supplies – How much do you spend on your hair? Give it up for your dog, will you?
  10. Eureka – David Leschinsky was put on this earth to own a puzzle store. If you’re into puzzles there isn’t any more I can say than that.
  11. Brookline Booksmith – This store is everything that Coolidge Corner stands for and hopefully will be for many years to come. It, and the Coolidge Corner Theater, are the Corner’s crown jewels.
  12. Melt – Guys, you want to make your lady feel good.  Stop by Melt and get her some bath and beauty supplies.
  13. Magic Beans – Sheri and Eli Gurock’s flagship store is indeed magic for kids and everyone who wants to buy for them. This weekend save 25% off all Britax car seats!
  14. Mint Julep – Brooke Garber and her partners own the hippest woman’s clothing store around. Fight it out ladies, over racks and racks of discounted dresses, shirts, jackets, and more.
  15. Prikidz – Yulia Khapunova just opened this brilliant boutique for girls. Dads, get something and make your little girl happy!
  16. Good Vibrations – Get a 10% discount off your total sale. Admit it. You’re dying to go in there.
  17. Paris Creperie – It’s too late to go to Paris this weekend. I’ve been to Paris, this place it legit.
R. Harvey Bravman, Publisher