Local Favorite Gift Shop, Feliz Modern, Announces Second Retail Location and a New Colorful Concept
Pearl is excited to announce Feliz Modern POP, the second retail concept from the team behind Feliz Modern, is coming to the property in fall 2019. Feliz Modern POP is a playful, spin-off of its flagship store known for unique gifts, party supplies, and home decor. The new concept will add a pop of color and candy to Pearl, offering everything for the young at heart — from art to artisanal sodas.
Curated by Feliz Modern owners, Mario and Ginger Diaz, the duo’s latest endeavor combines their design backgrounds with their love for all things colorful, nostalgic, modern, and quirky, with a definite nod to the flavor of their beloved hometown. Feliz Modern POP will encompass 1,680 square feet of retail space and will be filled with curated gifts, candy, pet items, art, and more for kids, adults, and their furry friends.
Patrons can expect a shop popping with color, with one foot planted in San Antonio and the other in markets around the world. San Antonio-based artist, Kelly O’Connor, is creating a special screen print called Alice Contemplating Alice that will be available for purchase in the store. With a mix of local artists and pop-up events hosted in-store, Feliz Modern POP will be a one-stop-fun-shop for all ages.
“Feliz Modern is a cherished brand that creatively showcases our city’s identity through products and art,” said Elizabeth Fauerso, chief marketing officer for the Pearl. “We are thrilled to welcome Feliz Modern POP to Pearl’s roster of locally curated shops.”
“Pearl is the perfect spot for our second location and Feliz Modern POP will be different than what we have in our original shop,” said Owner Ginger Diaz. “It’s been fun to play in this space with a new concept that mixes our Feliz Modern vibe with the cultural, musical, and foodie passions of Pearl.”
Owners Ginger and Mario Diaz started Feliz Modern in 2017 as a brick and mortar shop in San Antonio. Feliz Modern quickly became a local favorite for bringing local art to a wider audience. Feliz Modern POP will be located in suite 104 at the historic Pearl, right across from Local Coffee in the space formerly occupied by Vintage Bouquet Bar. For more information, visit www.atpearl.com and follow along on social media at @felizmodernpop.
Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces, riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with environmentally sustainable buildings mixed with historic architecture.
The 22-acre Pearl site is home to The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio, the year-round Pearl Farmers Market, Hotel Emma and its restaurant Supper. Pearl restaurants include La Gloria by CIA graduate chef Johnny Hernandez; Savor from The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio; Blue Box Bar; Botika; The Boiler House Texas Grill and Wine Garden; The Granary; Cured; Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery; Bakery Lorraine; Local Coffee; Jazz, TX; Lick Honest Ice Creams, Green Vegetarian Cuisine, and High Street Wine Co. The Bottling Department, San Antonio’s first food hall, includes restaurants Bud’s Southern Rotisserie, Fletcher’s Hamburgers, Maybelle’s Donuts, Tenko Ramen, and The Good Kind.
Pearl is also known for its shops, including The Sporting District, The Twig Book Shop, The Tiny Finch, Adelante Boutique, Ten Thousand Villages, LeeLee, Dos Carolinas, Leighelena, Niche at Pearl, Feliz Modern POP, and Bike World.
Notable office tenants at Pearl include San Antonio Hispanic Chamber, Nature Conservancy, San Antonio Area Foundation, RBC Securities, The CE Group, Inc., WestEast Design Group, KGB Texas, and The San Antonio Business Journal. The Can Plant offers urban contemporary apartments with a place in history. The Cellars are luxury apartments offering hospitality and culinary excellence, extraordinary living spaces, concierge-curated services, and more. Event spaces include the historic Pearl Stable and the more contemporary Pearl Studio. For more information, visit atpearl.com.