January 8, 2024

New Year, New Downtown Businesses

Each new year is full of renewed promise. Anything is possible! Goals are set. Resolutions are made. There’s a palpable energy of big dreams coming true. 

This month, several new businesses are starting the year in fresh spaces, and they’re prepped to give you your best year yet. Whether you’re considering celebrating your new body art with a slice of ‘za, all within a one-block radius; making things official with permanent jewelry; or hydrating your skin, you have everything you need right in Downtown Edmonds. 

Stick with us as we take you up and down Main Street to show off some of the best new players in town. And hang until the end for a little bonus shout-out we’ve all been waiting for. 2024, we’re so glad you (and your new businesses) are here. 

Machiavelli Italian Restaurant in Downtown EdmondsNew In Food

Serving hot and ready pies and their tasty accouterments since November, Johnny Mo’s is inspiring fans fresh and enduring to debate their favorite pie types. New York-style thin crust pizzas (Johnny) and Chicago-style deep dish ‘zas (Mo) beckon from blocks around their two-story space at Main Street Commons. Tomato-scented air calling you in, too? Grab some friends and pick your pizza team at 6th & Main. 

A Capitol Hill mainstay since 1988, Ristorante Machiavelli recently opened its Edmonds doors to bring its signature warm hospitality up north. In an homage to former occupant Chanterelle, owner Suzette Jarding purchased the restaurant’s recipes. She plans to offer Chanterelle’s tomato bisque, along with her enduring eatery’s pizzas, pastas, and specialties longtime restaurant fans know and love. Take a lap around the menu—and make a note of what you want to try on your next visit—at 316 Main Street. 

Main Street Tattoo in Downtown Edmonds

Artist Rose Zachary at Main Street Tattoo

New In You

If you’ve been thinking it’s time to start the year boldly, and with new body art (who hasn’t been?), Main Street Tattoo is the place for you. With a combination of mainstay artists (two of whom, including the owner, are female) and visiting professionals, you’ll be in great hands in downtown’s first tattoo shop! Get inked at 547 Main Street. 

Cornelia Street Beauty Spa on 4th offers facials (including hydrofacials!), microneedling, permanent makeup, and body treatments. They use only the highest-quality products and the latest techniques to provide you with personalized, effective treatments that address your unique skincare needs. Been wanting to get on a skincare routine? This is your sign!  

It’s only fitting that a permanent jewelry pro would move into a more permanent location on Main Street. While The Social Chain Co. still offers pop-up events and parties, we’re thrilled to see Mackenzie and her team give their crafted, hand-welded jewelry boutique a home at 611 Main St. 

At East West Bookshop & Gifts, you’ll truly get to “know thyself” through their selection of books, products, and programs. Inside their shop on 3rd, you’ll explore diverse and unique spiritual paths, lifestyles, and practices, including meditation, new science, modern psychology, yoga, and alternative healing.  

Treasures & Teas in Downtown Edmonds

Aaron and Bree Martzke, owners of Treaures & Teas

Not Exactly New, But…

While it isn’t a new business per se, the Edmonds Library reopening after over a year of remodeling following water damage to the building supports our downtown businesses in countless ways. We’ll all get to enjoy more meeting space, a study room, new and interactive children’s areas, and a place for learning and community right downtown. Check out the renderings here, and if you’re reading this before January 13th, we’ll see you at the Grand Reopening on Saturday! 

Another bonus: Treasures & Teas has new owners! On New Year’s Eve, Aaron and Bree Martzke took the wheel at the much-loved shop. Now former 9-5ers, they’re looking forward to investing in the community they love so much in a more hands-on capacity while making the shop more accessible to young families, expanding the merchandise selection, and maintaining a beautiful variety of teas. Be sure to stop in and introduce yourself. 

Cheers To All That Is To Come

If we know anything, we know our downtown builders and dreamers are just getting started this year. Keep your eyes peeled for Crow’s move to Cline’s former space on 5th, Podium’s (men’s shop) takeover of Crow’s space on 4th in April, and more to come. 

You can count on us to keep you updated about all the Downtown Edmonds happenings. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to be the first to know about everything Downtown Edmonds, and don’t be shy about sharing your adventures with us!

By Whitney Popa, photos by Matt Hulbert

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