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Small Business Saturday

Around this time of year, it is not uncommon to hear about all the great deals that are available on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. We get it, finding a new flat screen tv at a low price feels great, but there’s something to be said about shopping locally. Luckily, Small Business Saturday is only a couple days away!

Small businesses are something that Kalamazoo has in spades! Don’t believe us? Then take a trip through the community.

V&A Bootery is one of many must-visit shops on the Kalamazoo Mall and with winter nearly upon us, now is a great time to invest in some warm and comfortable footwear. With brand names like Keen and Columbia, you are bound to find the perfect pair of kicks.

Once you’re done treating your feet, you can take a walk across the block and pick out some holiday duds at Kalamazoo Custom Tailoring (KCT). Whether it’s a three-piece tuxedo or a broken zipper on your comfiest pair of work pants that needs fixing, KCT will make sure you come out looking like a million bucks!

Kalamazoo Custom Tailoring

While you’re in the neighborhood, why not grab a bite to eat? A recent addition to Kalamazoo’s restaurant scene, NONLA Banh Mi Togo has brought Vietnamese fusion options to downtown. Whether it’s chao ga-rice porridge or bun bo kho, you are sure to find a delicious meal that will sustain you during your observance of Small Business Saturday.

Have you ever wondered what life would be like without music? Mercifully, that’s a question we will never have to answer thanks to Satellite Records. Nestled in the Vine Neighborhood, Satellite Records has a diverse catalog of music that spans multiple genres, as well as a knowledgeable staff that is eager to assist with any questions you may have.

Satellite Records

Don’t worry Portage, we haven’t forgotten about your small business scene! Since 1989, Hobby Sports has built a reputation off of quality customer service and being a one-stop shop for a variety of hobby supplies. With an inventory that includes model trains, RC vehicles, drones, and slot cars, you don’t have to go far to start a new hobby.

Hobby Sports

Speaking of starting new things, getting on a fitness routine has never been more accessible thanks to Kalamazoo Barre. Combining elements of ballet and Pilates, Kalamazoo Barre offers a range of classes that are sure to help you get in shape both physically and mentally.

Maybe you’re spending your Small Business Saturday getting gifts for friends and family. If that’s the case, you must pay a visit to Initial Attraction. Owned and run by a mother and daughter team, this specialty store allows customers to personalize their gift-giving process with monograms, stationary, holiday boxes, and more.

The small businesses that make up our community are a huge part of what makes Kalamazoo such a wonderful place to live. We hope that this list inspires you to get out and show your support during Small Business Saturday!

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