Since I participated in #BlackoutFriday, I thought about how not spending any money at these mega corporations was great and all, but was really just a short-term solution.
Today being Small Business Saturday, I thought about how much more impact it’d have to simply shop local and support small businesses. To maximize this impact, we need to make a conscious decision to do this. While the opening of the Bay Plaza Mall is great and all, we must remember that small businesses are what give character to our neighborhoods (in addition of course to jobs and being an integral part of our economy) and make them communities.
So, check out this list I compiled of some Bronx small businesses you can support year round:
Bella Bath and Body Boutique – Organic hair and body products, delicious smelling candles, and oils for your home. Check out the post I wrote on them a while back !
Brew Coffeehouse – Their chai lattes and s’more cookies are to die for! Plus, they carry soy milk which is awesome for the lactose intolerant folks out there like myself.
Whoopies Miniature Desserts – I sampled some of their desserts during Bronx Fashion Week. Delicious and cute!
Conti’s Pastry Shoppe – Serving up handmade pastries and desserts since 1921!
Bronx Baking Co. – You guys, they have bacon pretzels! Among other varieties, of course.
Bronx Beer Hall – Beer. Karaoke.Trivia nights. Awesome food. Awesome crowd. It’s in a food market for christ’s sake! It doesn’t get much better than this.
Gun Hill Brewery – The Bronx’s first brewery in decades. They also host yoga classes!
Wonder Lee – Creative and stylish bow ties made from materials like Legos and comics.
What businesses would you add to this list? Comment below with the links and I’ll add them!