Authentically Arlington / City / Entertainment / Events / Food / Shopping
Nov 16, 2023
Shop Small All Season Long!
Small Business Saturday is right around the corner on November 25th, kickstarting the holiday season of giving. Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 by American Express as a day to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners and acknowledge the impact of small businesses in communities all across the nation.
According to U.S. Consumer Report, Small Business Saturday drove an estimated $17.9 billion in spending at small, independently owned restaurants, bars, and businesses nationwide last year with 72% of consumers stating they will continue to shop small during the holiday season because of the positive impact on their community. With over 32 million independent businesses in the United States, small businesses are not only the backbone of our economy, but are also the defining institutions of millions of communities.
Small Business Saturday is not only a great time to give back to your community, but it’s also a great time for your community to give back to you as well! It’s the season of giving after all! Several downtown bars, breweries, restaurants, and retail businesses are offering special discounts and specials just for you on November 25th. Check out our list below to skip the Black Friday madness and plan to spend Thanksgiving weekend right here in Downtown.
Small Business Saturday Specials:
Growl Records: 10% off new records and 20% off used records
Salvaged Stories: Free delivery in Arlington and 50% off deliveries up to 40 miles away
The Man’s Shop: Free 5-pocket pant of $200 value with purchase of an in-stock sport coat
Ann’s Natural Grocery: Buy one, get one 50% off vitamins
Kung Fu Tea: Free standard topping with any drink
Inclusion Coffee: 20% off hot chocolate
Kool Keg: 20% off your purchase all day
Division Brewing: $10 specialized stein with beer purchase
Hooligan’s Pub: 20% off your purchase all day
Cartel Taco Bar: Free small chips & queso with any purchase
J. Gilligan’s Bar & Grill: Buy one, get one free meal
Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery: Free mini chocolate chip cookie from Sugar Bee Sweets with purchase of lunch from The Hive
Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club: Free fry with burger purchase
Downtown Arlington is majority comprised of a wide variety of small, locally owned and operated businesses. From Hurtado BBQ to Inclusion Coffee to Dynorock Indoor Climbing to Curnutt and Hafer, LLP, businesses from all categories converge on Downtown Arlington due to our endless support for homegrown endeavors and our commitment to fulfilling our title as the American Dream City.
Downtown has a winning track record of building successful leaders who have a dream to create and the willpower to see it through. Many of your favorite destinations were brought to life by the people around you, from your neighbors to your friends to your classmates to the strangers you share a beer with every weekend. These locally owned spots make us unique and provide for one-of-a-kind experiences every day. Each year Downtown Arlington finds new ways to encourage people to #ShopSmall, and after running a successful Bingo campaign earlier this year, we’re bringing it back just in time for the holidays!
We encourage everyone to go out and #KeepItLocal by supporting Downtown's locally owned businesses this holiday season. Visit the special spots outlined on the Bingo card, snap a picture, post it on your story, and be sure to tag Downtown Arlington @DTArlington! First person to complete one row and call BINGO wins a special gift basket with goodies from various Downtown businesses. Whether you're Christmas shopping, window shopping, or just visiting, your support and interest keeps these businesses alive and keeps our Downtown district flourishing.
To download your Bingo card click here, and be sure to follow Downtown Arlington on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay in the know on all of Downtown Arlington’s Small Business Saturday specials. Help uphold our community’s unique identity by supporting the institutions that make us stand out in the crowd. We’re not a city of franchises, we’re a neighborhood of seeded dreams and blossoming ambitions. That is why we #KeepItLocal and #ShopSmall today, tomorrow, and every day and why you should too!