BTW, small businesses shouldn’t be relegated to one day during the holiday season. Shop locally, and support businesses who actually treat both customers and employees like family. All year long. Which, BTW, is how long you should boycott Walmart.
Kreston’s Wine & Spirits- family-owned, 75 years in business,excellent selection of wines, very helpful employees, nobody tries to steer you to expensive swill, like, say, at Total Wines. And, everybody working there seems to be happy.
Cameras, Etc.-Jim Cycyk is a socially-conscious businessman who runs a wonderful independent full-service camera/photo store. If cameras/equipment/etc., are on your shopping list, buy local from Jim.
Between Books-Greg Schauer is not just a businessman, he also helps create a community of writers, readers, artists, etc, through Between Books. If your reading interests tend towards fantasy, science fiction, graphic novels, comics, and/or if you’re a gamer, you owe it to yourself to visit Greg’s store at Philadelphia Pike and Harvey Road in Claymont. Greg also gives back to the community all the time. He deserves your support.
Grassroots-A family-owned specialty gifts store. They are based in Newark, however they also have opened an additional store for the holiday season on Marsh Road right across from the Graylyn Shopping Center. For those politically-inclined, Kristin Barnekov-Short, wife of Rep. Bryon Short, is one of the proprietors of the business. Inspired selection of gifts, especially for women.
OK, your turn. Let’s try to create a comprehensive list of local businesses who deserve your business.