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15 Small Businesses to Support in DFW This Small Business Week

We’ve asked GoCo employees across the country to list some of their most beloved small businesses in their city. Here are Kayleigh's picks for Dallas-Fort Worth!

by Kayleigh Hansen, Marketing Campaigns Manager @ GoCo - April 23rd, 2024


To celebrate Small Business Week (April 28-May 4,2024), we’ve asked GoCo employees across the country to list some of their most beloved small businesses in their area. 

Today, we have Kayleigh Hansen, Marketing Campaigns Manager at GoCo. Kayleigh is a North Texas native and loves exploring the dozens of areas that make up the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Check out her small business recommendations below!

1. For the Perfect Flowers for Every Season: McShan Flowers

Address: 10311 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX. 75218


“Who doesn’t love a beautiful bouquet of flowers? Whether you’re treating yourself, buying for someone special in your life, or have a big event coming up, McShan Flowers has stunning flowers for every season and every occasion.”

2. The One-Stop Shop for All Things History: Perot Museum

Address: 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201


“From dinos to diamonds…from space to single-cell organisms…from engineering to energy sources, the Perot Museum is host to multiple exhibits spanning different topics in Science and Nature. With rotating special exhibits, movies, and theme nights, there’s always something new every time you visit the museum.”

3. For Competitive (and Nostalgic) Unlimited Fun: Freeplay

Address: 3015 Gulden Ln, Dallas, TX 75212


“There’s something so nostalgic about walking into an arcade, and Freeplay lets you keep that feeling going all day long. For one set price, you’re able to play all arcade and pinball machines in this “barcade” as long as you want. No quarters required. I’ll meet you at Pacman!”

4. For When You Want A New Hobby: Urban Spools Sewing Lounge

Address: 1152 N. Buckner Blvd, Suite 121, Dallas, TX 75218


“In the mood to start a new hobby? Urban Spools Sewing Lounge is the perfect spot to learn and fellowship with like-minded crafters! Whether you’re wanting to learn how to quilt, sew, or just get the 411 on crafting, Urban Spools is a safe haven for crafters of every level.”

5. For the Picture-Perfect Brunch: Seven Mile Cafe

Address: 6300 North Fwy, Fort Worth, TX 76137 


“Meet for brunch? Don’t mind if I do! Seven Mile Cafe is the brunch spot I always bring friends and family to when they’re in town because it’s just the perfect all-encompassing brunch. From mimosas to lattes and specialty pancakes to savory options, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and kick off their day with.”

6. For the Perfect Hawaiian Meal: CoCo Shrimp

Address: 318 Bryan Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104


“If you’re anything like me, flipping through a menu that’s 10 pages long can be quite stressful. That’s why I love CoCo Shrimp. The only thing on the menu? Shrimp! Choose your flavor, get a scoop of butter garlic rice, and a side salad, and you’re set. The flavors make me feel like I’m relaxing on a Hawaiian beach.”

7. For Your Next Favorite Book: Recycled Books

Address: 200 N. Locust, Denton, TX 76201


“Spread over three floors of a historic Opera House, Recycled Books has a rich history of literature, music…and ghosts. This haunted house is host to half a million books, and you can find yourself getting lost for hours in the aisles and pages.”

8. For Delicious BBQ: Old House BBQ

Address: 380 Lake Park Rd, Lewisville, TX 75057


“I feel like the hole-in-the-wall BBQ shops are the best, and Old House BBQ is a testament to that. From brisket sandwiches to fall-off-the-bone ribs to sides you’ll be craving over and over again, Old House BBQ is quintessential Texas BBQ.”

9. For the Best Sweet Treats: Butter Bean Baking Co.

Address: 103 South Trinity St., Decatur, TX 76234


“You know those satisfying TikTok videos of people perfectly frosting cookies? Well, Butter Bean Baking Co. mesmerizes my eyes (+ taste buds) with their immense baking talent. From cookies to cupcakes to cakes and more, they quite literally have options for everyone (especially our vegan and gluten-free friends).”

10. For Date Night: Osteria il Muro

Address: 311 W. Congress Street, Denton, TX 76201


“There aren’t many things better in the world than a nice glass of wine, fresh focaccia, homemade pasta, and a mouthwatering dessert, and Osteria il Muro delivers all that and more. When you’re lucky enough to snag a reservation, you’ll experience one of the greatest culinary spots around DFW. Some of my favorite dishes I’ve ever had are from Osteria il Muro, and I count down the days until my next.”

11. For the Perfect Slice: Crooked Crust

Address: 101 Avenue A, Denton, TX 76201


“I went to college at the University of North Texas, and my favorite part of the week was when I walked off campus to get Crooked Crust Pizza. Cheap slices, unlimited toppings, creamy ranch, and vegan/gluten-free friendly options…what more could you ask for?”

12. For the Tattoo and Plant Fan: True Leaf Studio

Address: 301 S. Locust Street, Denton, Texas 76208


“Ever wanted to buy a plant and get a tattoo at the same time? Husband-wife duo Michael and Taylor have made it possible! This beautiful space specializes in beautiful, intricate tattoos as well as a unique, stunning plant selection. I’ve personally loved getting tattooed with all the greenery surrounding me!”

13. For the Perfect Outfit: Grady Ln Boutique

Address: 111 Chestnut St, McKinney, Texas 75069


“I’m a self-proclaimed shopaholic, and I love supporting local boutiques around DFW. What I love most about Grady Ln is that they not only have adorable clothes, but it’s one of the few size-inclusive friendly boutiques that actually has sizes up to 3XL IN STOCK at all times. It’s a welcoming and inclusive spot for all shapes and sizes.”

14. For the Collectors: TCG Nation

Address: 7650 S Interstate 35, Suite 134, Corinth, Texas 76210


“I’m an avid collector of all things pop culture, and one of my guiltiest pleasures are trading cards! TCG Nation is a great small-town card shop with great prices, a wonderful selection, and a friendly staff. Just getting into card collecting? Visit during one of their Trade Nights!”

15. For the Perfect Cup of Joe: Kimzey’s

Address: 429 US-377, Argyle, TX 76226


“When you walk up to Kimzey’s Coffee, it’s like you’re stepping foot into a fairy tale. The whimsical designs and delicious drinks provide the perfect place to study, chat with friends, or just relax.”

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