Saturday November 29 is Small Business Saturday, the day the small retailer hopes will make their Holiday Season instead of the chain stores at the Mall. Its been going on a few years now, tomorrow is the day. Make it happen for the Home Grown Retailers that support the community they live in. Here is a run down of some of the things I know are going on in and around my corner of L.A.
First up my friend Lisa Barrios owner of the Paint n Play Art Studio and Gallery in Old Town Monrovia is offering up 20% Saturday only for customers who come in and tell her you saw the post here. The 20% off is on any Holiday Gift item, pottery or ceramics that you chose to do. The Legacy Hand Prints she does are really special momentos you will treasure for a lifetime. 418 S Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia CA 91016. They are on Facebook too…remember to tell them fraz sent you!
Hoopla! in Altadena is closed for the day getting ready for Small Business Saturday. This is a wonderful store full of really unique, often locally sourced artists and writers, gifts. Hoopla will be donating 15% of their proceeds Saturday to both Light Bringer Project and Room 13 associated with Pasadena’s John Muir High School.
Sierra Madre is rolling out the Red Carpet as a community and will be hosting a “SmART Walk” of local artists within established businesses in town. Do stop by Sierra Madre Playhouse and get your tickets for the family to attend their production of A Little House Christmas. Added bonus is photographer Geoffrey Wade will be exhibiting a few of his backstage images.
Lastly Old Town Monrovia businesses, an eclectic collection of boutiques and galleries will be open, many offering specials for the day only. Santa will be out and about around the Doll Makers next to the Krikorian theater. Carolers will be strolling and singning adding to the festive and fun atmosphere. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce booth on Myrtle and the first 100 folks to do so get a free shopping bag. Easy to find take the 210 and Exit Myrtle and turn north to the foothills.
One last store that is fun as hell to dig in and browse is the newly opened Six2Six on Myrtle just north of Colorado. Its a funky little store full of goodies. Their running a sale that should be fun. I wonder if I can get my Santa Suit for SantaCon there?
Of course I’m all about the business for self retailer. If you know anyone doing something special on Saturday chime in on the comments and tell us about them and where to find them.