Small business Saturday is today. It is the day when consumers are to shop as much as possible at small, locally owned businesses. American Express is credited with starting the initiative back in 2009 when small businesses were still trying to survive the recession. * The initiative was successful and has contributed to the "local-first" mindset that continues to grow today. In addition to helping businesses financially, nothing beats establishing relationships with local proprietors.
The above photo was taken at Moonbird Pottery, a new locally-owned store selling pottery, jewelry and free trade items. It is located at 1938 Spring Garden Street, in the building that was, in previous decades, Holliday Hardware. Local potter, Christina Brown, moved her pottery studio out of her Lindley Park backyard and into this venue. In the pottery studio side of the shop, she will feature pop-up stores, featuring local artists. The first special event will be Friday, December 8th. Click on the photos below to see see a larger picture of Christina and her artwork.
Whether you get by Moonbird Pottery or not today, remember to support our local Greensboro retailers!
* read the Washington Post article, here.