Saturday, November 24, 2012
Read reports from your neighborhood businesses. And tell us about the locally-owned businesses you like to support.
What do you think of Small Business Saturday? Do you make an effort to Shop Small and Shop Local? Tell us about it in the comments area below. And if you're coming to us from a mobile device, you can follow our live blog at this RSS feed.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Patch Question of the Week: Do you love these annual shopping day extravaganzas? Or avoid them like the plague?
They've become such a part of the American economic scene their names are instantly recognizable: Black Friday. Cyber Monday. And the more recent addition, Small Business Saturday, which tries to make sure locally-owned businesses don't get forgotten in the holiday shopping frenzy. This year, some of the grand retail plans have come with an extra helping of controversy. Target stores will open their doors to shoppers at 9 pm on Thanksgiving night, prompting several petition drives in protest. The Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia will be opening, for the first time in its history, at 12:00 am on Friday morning. Lenox Square is also opening at midnight. Northlake Mall will be opening at 4 a.m. Friday and Perimeter Mall will kick off Black …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Start your holiday shopping at locally owned stores during Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses that their community thrives on. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue prospering and building the local economy in Southwest Atlanta. More and more big chain stores are starting to pop-up on Cascade and Camp Creek and that is a very welcomed sign, but we also want to support the small businesses owned by our friends, family, and neighbors. Last year, 100 …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The week's top headlines for November 21-25, 2011.
Small Businesses Are A Big Part Of The U.S. Economy. Six Flags LCS Study Moves To Next Stage. Georgia High Court Rules Against Atlantic Station Condo Owners. APS Demographic Study Meeting At Douglass High School Next Week. Oversight Committee Term Extended. Thousands Enjoy Thanksgiving Morning Run Through Midtown Ice Skating Rink Opens At St. Regis In Buckhead. Patch Asks: What Are You Thankful For? Turkey Talk In Decatur.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Cascade Patch readers are invited to celebrate the 1st Anniversary Celebration and Holiday Party for Cascade Patch from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at Wine Styles Cascade.
Cascade Patch will celebrate its first anniversary later today at Wine Styles Cascade with door prizes, words from District 10 Councilman C.T. Martin and a surprise community announcement by the Mays High and cluster schools support group EMC2. The free event is 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Wine Styles, 3752 Cascade Rd. Though it is not a requirement, all guests are strongly encouraged to buy a bottle of wine to support the youth in our community. Wine Styles has agreed to donate 10 percent of all proceeds to EMC2. In addition to Councilman Martin and EMC2, confirmed program guests include the law firm of Arringtron & Phillips, LLP, and the owners of Landon's Restaurant & Bar, 3752 Cascade Rd. We will have a short but informative program for all …
Friday, December 3, 2010
West End businesses say neighborhood shoppers wait until Christmas week.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Editor's Note: Cascade Patch celebrates its first anniversary this month. This piece, by Janita Poe is today's "Our First Year" feature. It first ran on Dec. 3, 2010 and also is a tribute to Small Business Saturday. While holiday shoppers began flooding department stores and shopping centers across the metro area this week, the small gift shops and boutiques in the Historic West End have remained relatively quiet. Business owners and managers in The Mall West End and on Lee Street and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard say shopping is never busy in their district during the start of the holiday season because the shops attract primarily lower-income buyers who put holiday buying off until a few days before Christmas. "While the Lenoxes and …