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Standing on the Corner with Julie Kent

Posted 04.20.15 by Lori

Owner: Julie Kent

Opened:  2005 (Julie has owned it for 3 years)

With a mission of local passion and global fashion, Julie’s priority with her boutique (for men & women) is offering local designers and products for a cause (think TOMS & Pure Vida). Shopping at Here on the Corner means you’ll be supporting locally designed fashion and creativity. What else would you expect from a store that has an entire exterior wall dedicated to a piece of art? Her store is the one on College Avenue with the bicycles all over the wall! What I love about Julie’s store is that it's a go-to spot downtown where you’ll find the right piece to wear when you’re heading out for dinner, to a wine tasting, job interview or pool party. Plus, her prices are so reasonable - proof that you can find quality, locally-produced and fashionable products for a great price. Stop by Here on the Corner any time. You’ll find Julie and her staff either planning their next community event or hosting a local designer for the evening. They are amazing...just like the store. Check it out on 714 S. College Avenue!

Where did you get the name of your business?

The store was name was inspired by a bar called ‘here’ in West Hollywood.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Meteorologist

When your family is visiting from out of town where do you take them to dinner?

Most recently...Orange Table, Snooze and Postino

The best advice you've ever been given?

To be present in the moment. If you are with your family, be with them. If you are at work, focus on your work and nothing else.

The best thing about Downtown Tempe is...

There is opportunity for a lot of change. We are young and we have such a big canvas to create and do things that haven’t been done before.

What's the best thing about owning your own business?

Giving people meaningful jobs and providing an atmosphere that makes them happy at work.

Places Mentioned: Postino Wine Cafe, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery