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Mary Marconi Popiel - Special Occasions on the Avenue

At Special Occasions, they believe that shopping for your dream dress online is not the same as in store. They believe you should touch, feel, and see the endless possibilities as you search for your dream dress. A knowledgeable stylist is there to guide you.

In store, you will find each season’s most sought after styles and must-have dresses. They will complete your look with all of the details that make the ordinary more extraordinary.

Visit them for a shopping experience you will never forget. They don't just sell dresses, they sell dreams!

Alithea Dacanay, MD – you+ Medical Aesthetics

you+ Medical Aesthetics is the first physician-led med spa in Downtown Batavia. They provide personalized non-surgical and cosmetic face, body and skin treatment plans. We also provide customized, comprehensive, evidence-based weight loss treatment.

Their goal is to make medical aesthetics more approachable and inclusive by providing top-tier care for patients of all ages, ethnicities, and genders.

They create comprehensive treatment plans that focus on the pillars of facial rejuvenation so you look amazing no matter your age.

They want patients to leave the clinic feeling confident (and recognizable!) knowing that medical aesthetics is as much about health prevention and maintenance as it is about how you look and feel!

Melissa Monno- Sidecar Supper Club

Enjoy a cozy environment and delicious food and drinks for all at Sidecar Supper Club. The kitchen prepares everything from scratch: grinding burger meat, smoking bacon varieties, inventing signature homemade tater tots. As a music venue: during the winter, guests gather around the 'fire' for an intimate acoustic listening experience and during the summer months the Beer Garden features the best regional bands and talent for a party under the stars, every weekend. They contribute free family-friendly entertainment on Batavia's River Street Woonerf two nights a week: Team Trivia Thursdays and Bluegrass Sundays. During these nights, you might even catch owner Melissa serving on roller skates. It's a fun place to meet your neighbors and hang out with friends, new and familiar. You'll feel right at home on your first visit. 

Joy & Leah- Limestone Coffee & Tea

Limestone Coffee & Tea is a charming coffee shop located in the heart of historic downtown Batavia. Limestone's owners, Joy and Leah, are great friends who became business partners and coffee shop owners in 2018! They have a fantastic team of baristas who carefully handcraft each drink ordered. Limestone is known for its small-town community feel and inclusive, welcoming environment. Follow their active social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram @LimestoneCoffeeAndTea.

Craig Foltos- Foltos Tonsorial Parlor

A staple of Downtown Batavia's landscape, Foltos' was founded over seventy years ago, by his father, Joe Foltos. The shop retains the ambiance of yesteryear and is a favorite stop of local residents.

Visit Craig and his great team of stylists and feel like you've stepped back to a time when shop keepers had time for a joke and a chat with their customers.

An advocate for our downtown community, Craig is currently selling "Peace on Earth" mugs- with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry. A perfect gift for the holidays!

Rimi - Healing Arts Metaphysical Center

While the roots of Healing Arts have been passed down through the generations, Rodrigo and Gina opened the official business doors to Healing Arts Metaphysical Center in Batavia in 2013. With well established gifts from his mother, combined with the wisdom of his life’s journey, Rodrigo and the Healing Arts family have dedicated their path to sharing this wisdom with others. To support everyone on their healing journey, they strive to bring harmony and balance to the mind, body and soul. Visit them at 4 E Wilson St. and

James Joseph

The Book Shop located at 15 N. River Street opened in 2018. It is founded on the beauty of story and education. What was once considered a silly idea has become a much loved communal space for book lovers of every generation. For more information, visit

Sydney Fink

Coast Hair Salon opened in 2014 when Sydney Fink felt a calling to create a team based work environment that empowers independent stylists. The name Coast Hair Salon developed as Sydney found herself traveling to style clients from coast to coast. Sydney holds 21 years of experience in the beauty industry. Her work has been seen on notable television shows, print ads and major red carpet events. In 2018, Sydney fell in love with a charming historic storefront located at 115 S Batavia Ave in Batavia, IL. With a little hard work and determination the storefront quickly became the proud home of Coast Hair Salon.

The stylists at Coast specialize in the finest quality hair color, cut & hair extensions, providing the best services to our local community and travelers from all over the country. You will also find a selection of certified clean & cruelty free high end hair care products along with a moral obligation to reduce the chemical overload within the salon experience.

Silvia Sanchez and Juliana Cancelo

Bocaditos Cafe opened its doors in 2019 with the aim to make all of Batavia (and beyond) crave empanadas. Bocaditos relocated in 2021 to the Newton House, thanks to the support of a community that fell in love with the Argentine recipes. Bocaditos Cafe offers indoor and outdoor seating, carryout and delivery, and can be rented out for private parties. Offerings include the infamous empanadas, along with sandwiches, salads, desserts, curated wines and beers, and handmade artisan gifts.

Meli Bernas

Pretty Pages began as a book lover’s brand in 2017 selling online and at local markets. Meli opened her first physical location at the Batavia Boardwalk Shops in 2021, offering gifts and décor made from old books and sheet music. Pretty Pages opened its first brick and mortar in 2022 with an expanded assortment of books, stationary, party supplies and the bookish items the brand was built on. Meli is so excited to announce her newest location with partners MoJo Handbags Et Cetera. in beautiful downtown Batavia at 2 East Wilson St opening in July!

Annie & Andy - Hearth & Hammer

Hearth & Hammer began as an online literary candle brand in 2014. In 2019, they opened their first brick & mortar location at 319 Main Street in Batavia, IL. Thanks to the incredible support of Batavians and their belief in shopping local they are expanding our business into a new larger flagship location at 160 First Street in Batavia this summer. Annie and Andy's roots run deep in Batavia and they love being a fabric of its past, present and future.

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