While COVID-19 has pushed back the Pride parade until the fall, we’re still celebrating Pride Month on 19th Street. Keep an eye out for the 19th Street Pride logo pictured here when you’re out and about, and take part in a fun scavenger hunt when you spot it. It’s super easy! Just take a selfie with the image, post it to social media tagging the name of the store and @shopheights19th. Show the selfie at checkout to score a discount on whatever cool and unique items you’re purchasing. If you manage to find 5 images in different locations by June 30th, you’ll be entered to win special prizes!
What prizes, you say? Check this out:
Jubilee – $75 Gift Card
Juice Girl – Acai Bowl
Manready Mercantile – Gift Box
We Olive & Wine Bar Houston – Bottle of Wine and Olive Oil
Bliss on 19th – Gift Certificate and Candle
Tea Sip – Bag of Tea Sip Goodies
Retropolis – Gift Card
Erica DelGardo Jewelry Designs – Obaku Watches, his and hers
Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Rooftop Terrace – Gift Basket
AG Antiques on West 19th – Gift Card
Proper Houston – Houston Themed Gift Bag
ALICE blue – Brunch for 4
Vanity Salon Houston – $100 Gift Card
CODA in the Heights – $50 Gift Card
Big Blue Whale – $50 Gift Card
Mary and Moss – $100 Gift Card
Sweet Bribery – $50 Gift Card
We’ll give you a hint to get you started – there’s a Pride scavenger hunt image at the Circa office, so stop in for a visit and you’ll be 20% of the way to victory. In honor of Pride Month, here are a few of our favorite LGTBQ-owned local businesses that we hope you’ll support:
Harold’s is our favorite spot to grab lunch or an after-work drink, and also happens to be an LGBT-owned business and member of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce. You can’t beat their burgers, fried chicken, or handcrafted cocktails, and Harold’s has been a big part of the Heights in some way or another for nearly a century.
Michael’s Cookie Jar
Michael’s Cookie Jar has three locations around town serving delicious soft-baked cookies (and fancy decorated ones for special occasions) in a variety of yummy flavors. During the month of June, they’re also doing a lot of tasty things with locally-grown blueberries, which are currently in season.The best part? You can have your cookies delivered and not even have to leave the house. The pecan chocolate chunk is our favorite, but you can’t go wrong with a freshly-baked cookie.
Need a new pair of glasses? Eye Impact has an amazing selection of designer frames and staff will help you pick something stylish and flattering. Eye Impact also works hard to be eco-friendly, minimizing their carbon footprint in-store and featuring eyewear lines made from recycled materials. They also support programs that distribute old prescriptions in third world countries, so even if you’re not in the market for a new pair of specs, feel free to stop by and donate old pairs that you aren’t wearing anymore.
We’d also like to take a moment to promote the local artist featured in Circa’s office, Stephanie Gonzalez. This is her second time displaying her work at Circa Real Estate, and she is a highly celebrated in Houston. She’s a proud lesbian Mexican-American and an influential young artist in our community!