Kathy Piccari (left) & Taryn Rager (right).

Kathy Piccari (left) & Taryn Rager (right).

       Together, we are the dynamic, best-friend duo behind Pineapple on Main!  Meeting back in 2010 while managing stores for a woman’s lingerie and apparel company, we instantly bonded over our joint sisterhood in Delta Phi Epsilon (two different colleges, ironically) and shortly thereafter, became the perfect business counterparts.  Not very long into our retail career, we realized that visual merchandising was our strongest shared focus.  Our passion for design quickly led us to Temple University, where we each earned Interior Design certificates.  Within a year, we left the big-box retail industry and became design consultants in a shared studio space in Manayunk, PA.

            During the first year of our tenancy in 4347 Main Street, an idea sparked to transition the studio space into a curated boutique of home décor and giftware.  We tested the market, bringing in a few items from a home décor brand that previously hosted a pop-up shop in our space.  In no time, locals became attracted to our store’s concept and our merchandise.  The requests for “all things home-related” came pouring in, and so was the start of Pineapple on Main.