Welcome Note

Visiting a small business (or even exploring their website) to me feels like being invited inside someone's home (sans the taking off shoes part). These small businesses fill our streets, and homes with their offerings - they are the colorful threads that create the community's, and each of our interwoven stories.

For these reasons (and these feelings), creating a platform to showcase local talent in a way that easily connects consumers with such stories is our mission at Coimatan. Welcome!

Vasiliki, Founder & Creative Director of Coimatan

What We Do

Founded in early 2020, Coimatan is a creative studio in the Twin Cities showcasing small businesses. Started by a local Minnesotan passionate about brick-and-mortar shops, we create product and experiential offerings to connect consumers with small businesses.

Central to our mission is also to provide an easy and accessible-to-all platform that highlights small business services - within this platform, we are excited to offer bundled gift cards for purchase by consumers.

Let's Eat.Shop.Live Local, together.  

‘I think people want to shop local and they don’t know where to begin,’ said Katie Koster, who runs the gift store Digs at 38th & Grand...Her regular customers have continued to shop with her, but she thinks Coimatan’s efforts have helped reach some new clientele and that by bringing a large group of retailers together, the campaign has a stronger voice,’” writes Andrew Hazzard of the Southwest Journal.



Interested in working together? Say hello at hello@coimatan.com.

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We invite you to learn more about our work (as we've evolved over time) as narrated by our partners:

Communities that KARE: Coimatan

Art Hounds by MPR: Paintings hearken back to warmer seasons

The Mill City Times: Coimatan Announces December Initiatives to Promote Local Small Businesses

Minneapolis Craft Market: Vasiliki Papanikolopoulos loves to shop local

Southwest Journal: Coimatan aims to help local shops survive coronavirus pandemic

The Mill City Times: Vasiliki Papanikolopoulos, Founder, Minnesotans Unite

3-2-1 Liftoff: Great Reasons Why You Need to Shop Small Business

Amy Zaroff's Today is a Reason to Celebrate Interview

The Mill City Times: Save Twin Cities Eats: New Online Platform Connects Consumers with Local Food and Culinary Experiences

CBS Local: #SaveTwinCitiesEats Aims To Keep Restaurants Alive During State Shutdown

Mom's Dish MN: How This Platform to Support Minnesota Was Born, What You Can do to Assist Small Businesses, and What to Expect When You Visit Coimatan.

For media inquiries, reach us at media@coimatan.com.