Celebrating Tulsa's homegrown businesses

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Emily, the Red Fork Hippie Chick, has recently launched a new blog called Indie Tulsa, featuring reports on locally-owned small businesses, some old, some new.

In her introductory post, she writes:

Through this site, I hope to make the public aware of some of the little guys, whose life’s work has helped give Tulsa some of the unique vibrance that prompted my husband and me to pack up our dogs and our computers, quit our jobs in Illinois, and move to Oklahoma almost three years ago. It’s a move we’ve never regretted, and we’re happier with our decision every time we wander into another quirky little business full of history, one-of-a-kind products, and helpful employees who don’t mind going and getting the widget you need instead of dismissing you with a vague wave in the direction of aisle 37.

We hope you’ll take the time to read our reviews, explore our city, and discover the fascinating finds tucked into out-of-the-way businesses all over Tulsa. If you’re not in Tulsa, we hope you’ll be inspired to venture into the mom-and-pop businesses in your own area, throw a few dollars their way, and perhaps even share your experiences with folks in your area.

The big guys are convenient, but it’s the little guys who keep life interesting.

So far, Emily has visited and reviewed Steve's Sundries and Books, Karlene's Dollhouses, the Union Street Cafe, Booster Feed Mill, Hank's Hamburgers, Under the Mooch, and S&S Market.

What a great idea.

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Hey ... thanks for the shout-out! I've been having an awful lot of fun thinking up new places to visit (and using Indie Tulsa as an excuse to visit old favorites). I've got a long list of places I plan to review, but I'm definitely taking requests, so if anybody's got suggestions, please send 'em my way.

Paul Tay said:

Oh, DARN. I thought you meant Tulsa HOME-GROWN businesses. Never mind, people. Inside joke. BONG HITS 4 JESUS, anyone?

Paul Tay said:

Dan Chang once did a story for T-Indy about a B-n-B for cats off Cherry Street.

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