SHOP SMALL SATURDAY Support Local Businesses

Dated: November 27 2020

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Image titleYour Local Guide to Shop Small This Season

With the holiday season approaching, it's more important than ever to support our local communities and business owners. 

This year, we're looking forward to participating in Shop Small Saturday for our holiday shopping. Here are some of our favorite local vendors!


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The Lunchroom at Space 519

The Lunchroom, a 40-seat breakfast, lunch and brunch restaurant, with an all-day café, serving local favorite, Metric coffee, along with house-made sweet scones, gourmet savory muffins, and pastries from Chicago bakery, pHlour. The Lunchroom menu features locally-sourced ingredients and focuses on vegetable-forward, California-style cuisine. The Lunchroom represents the final piece which brings a fully-integrated European-style concept store and restaurant to Chicago. The Lunchroom is part of Space 519.  SPACE 519 is a concept store in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, just off of the Magnificent Mile. Owners Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel curate an assortment of unique and hard-to-find items across a broad range of categories. We focus on a finely-edited assortment of women's apparel and accessories, green apothecary, inspired home goods, as well as unique books and gifts. SPACE 519 features in-store showcases reflecting themes, ideas or motifs which are inspired by Lance and Jim's travels.

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Sweet Mandy B's

The best things in life are sweet at Sweet Mandy B's.  Their story began in the kitchen at home, baking traditional comfort desserts for family and friends and watching the joy on their faces as they took their first bite. In May of 2002, Sweet Mandy B’s opened its doors to share that happiness with the community. With its pastel colors and old-fashioned décor, this neighborhood bake shop evokes a sense of warmth and nostalgia from the moment you enter. Through the years they have had the fortune of taking part in many of their customers’ celebrations. They have truly loved watching their customer's children and families grow, and creating the special desserts that still bring smiles today. Sweet Mandy B's can be found in Streeterville at 254 E Ontario or in Lincoln Park at 1258 W Webster Ave.

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Uncle Dan's

Uncle Dan's mission is to help our customers live active, fulfilling lives by providing quality outdoor-inspired products, backed by deep expertise and remarkable service. They believe strongly in the products they sell, and are very passionate about what they do. Uncle Dan's carries only the highest quality brands and support those that help promote sustainability, fair business practices, conservation and philanthropy.  Visit Uncle Dan's at 3551 N Southport Ave.

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Paper Source

The Paper Source lives by their mission to inspire you to “Do Something Creative Every Day”. Whether that’s by giving thoughtful gifts, living a well organized life, creating your project, or celebrating life’s special moments, they strive to bring joy to every step of your creative journey. Visit their stores in River North at 232 West Chicago Avenue, Lincoln Park at 919 West Armitage Avenue and in the Southport Corridor at 3543 North Southport Avenue.

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Southport Grocery and Cafe

Café | Catering | Events | Gift Baskets - Southport Grocery and Café is your one-stop shop. They make the most amazing breakfasts and have plenty of treats to choose from to-go. In their grocery, they always start their search locally. There has been a groundswell of artisan food-stuffs being created in the Windy City – Southport Grocery and Café loves this. Supporting local foodies, bridging the gap between them and their customers, bringing them in for tastings. They provide a space where customers can feel comfortable to window-shop, ask questions, and purveyors of great food items can connect with their audience. Stop in, peruse their shelves, they promise you’ll find something to take home with you. Southport Grocery and Café is located at 3552 N Southport.

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Julie Chesne

My goal has always been to enhance my clients’ quality of life, as well as their economic well-being, through my 25+ years of experience, superior service and dedication. My mission is to develop a ....

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