When it comes to downtown shopping and dining, there’s more than meets the eye at the Bijou Gallery. This interior mini-mall (147 East Main St) holds plants and home goods, artisan treats and sandwiches with vegan and gluten-free accommodations, two “treat yourself” salons, and a brand-new boutique! Get out of the chilly weather and Winter rains, to escape for a few hours in Bijou’s small businesses this holiday season.
The Bijou Gallery has a unique history, once operating as a silent movie theatre. Today, it has 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail, with apartments above. Bijou has two separate entrances to the main hallway– one on East Main Street and one on East Broad Street. Parking is convenient for both sides, with parallel parking along both streets, small parking lots across the street from each entrance, and (best of all) the Dunbar Street Garage (178 Dunbar St) a one minute walk away from the East Main Street side!
Follow along: We’ll take you on a full Bijou Gallery walk-through, starting at the Broad Street entrance and Downtown Deli & Donuts….
Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or just a sweet to fill a craving, there’s hundreds of delicious items to choose from at Downtown Deli & Donuts. In addition to classic items like reubens and benedicts, Downtown Deli offers daily meal specials, including a different grilled cheese, soup, and quiche each day. Some cozy favorites include the Tuscan Chicken Skillet Mac & Cheese, Mediterranean hummus and quinoa tabbouleh plate, and 20+ sandwiches on their regular lunch menu.
And of course, as their name implies, you need to finish your meal with a treat. Choose from small batch artisan donuts, such as chocolate peanut butter, samoa cookie, and blackberry cream cheese, or perhaps a chocolate croissant or slice of fresh-baked cake.
Best of all, Downtown Deli & Donuts is one of Spartanburg’s most diet-accommodating restaurants! In addition to numerous vegetarian and vegan plates, most every lunch/ brunch sandwich can be made with your bread of choice, including keto “waffles” and gluten-free wraps. You can’t forget the sweets! Daily pastry case selections include a minimum offering of gluten-free cakes, vegan doughnuts, and more.
Next up: a full spa experience….
Vanity- A Facial Bar is one of Bijou’s newest retail tenants. Vanity offers everything from facial masks and skincare advice, to custom nail designs. You can even order “The Mini,” a facial for kids that’s perfect for mommy-daughter dates. Popular treatments go beyond your face too, with hot stone back facials and spray tans.
Or, try a high-tech facial! Vanity offers LED Light Therapy, by mask or LED wand. Each different wavelength color targets a different skin factor: blue for fighting acne, green for pigmentation and overall skin tone, red for collagen production, and yellow for skin texture and reducing wrinkles.
The multi-offering spa is in the space formerly filled by Black Derby Barber Co., a traditional straight razor barbershop now located at 169 East Main Street.
And while you’re treating your skin to facials and massages, pop next door to The Lash Studio! The Lash Studio specializes in both eyelash extensions and brow shaping, including lash lifts, lash tints, and henna brows. Want your eyes to *pop* above your face mask? These stylists have got you covered; throw out your mascara now!
Okay, you’ve eaten your fill of doughnuts and brunch, treated yourself to a facial, and touched up your bold lashes. How about a new outfit?
Who knows trendy high school and college fashion better than a small business owner still in school herself? Gracie of Gracie’s Boutique is just 18 years old, with not one but two boutique locations. Now don’t get us wrong; these clothes are for style-lovers of all ages! Find cozy sweaters, holiday dresses, fashion boots, jewelry, bags, gifts, and more in the boutique.
Speaking of gifts, plants make wonderful holiday and house-warming presents!
The Urban Planter offers far more than just green goods, although there are plenty of succulents, ferns, fiddle leaf figs, and air plants to choose from. This unique gift shop also holds terrarium and fairy garden creations, witty kitchen goods, greeting cards, wall art, jewelry, crystals, and ceramic planters.
Love plants, but don’t have a green thumb? The Urban Planter also offers pre-planted custom arrangements, training workshops, and even design consultation and maintenance services, with weekly watering and pruning on-location at your home or business.
The Bijou Gallery has just one open retail space left, fronting East Main Street. Formerly, Hub City Scoops was located here, before their move across the street to 158 East Main Street.
Please contact the Bijou leasing office at (864)590-9098 if interested in more details on this available retail or office space.