What is Small Business Saturday? Black Friday and Cyber Monday are well-known shipping holidays. Both occur after Thanksgiving with Black Friday happening on the day after Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday on the Monday after the Thanksgiving. Founded in 2010, Small Business Saturday is a shopping holiday designed to encourage shopping at locally owned and operated businesses. Small Business Saturday happens the day after Black Friday. Baltimore shoppers can shop local at the following Baltimore businesses on Small Business Saturday.
The Sound Garden
1616 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Open for over 13 years, The Sound Garden is a locally owned record store. Looking for new and used vinyl records, CDs, and DVDs? Look no further than The Sound Garden. Open seven days a week, The Sound Garden has an “amazing selection of used and new CDs, DVDs, LPs, video games, and Blu-Rays.” With a stock of over 100,000 new and used CDs and DVDs, you will be sure to find “not new releases,” as well as a “variety of imports, obscure and rare titles and releases from smaller independent labels.”
3620 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
Though first opened in 1992 in downtown Baltimore, Atomic Books was purchased by Benn Ray and Rachel Whang in 2001. The owners describe Atomic Books as “one of those wacky things called a small independent business with one location in Baltimore.” This small business is located in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore. Atomic Books has a steady and growing stock of Books, Comix, Zines and miscellaneous publications for purchase. Stop by on Small Business Saturday as Atomic Books is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
OK Natural Food Store
11 W. Preston St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Open seven days a week, OK Natural Food Store’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Located in Mid-Town Baltimore about two blocks from MICA, the University of Baltimore and the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, OK Natural Food Store stocks everything from whole grain foods to organics to vitamins to supplements. In addition, OK Natural Food Store, a local mom-and-pop-business, has plenty of bulk foods, including herbs and spices. There is even a Macrobiotic Food section with “the highest quality seasalts, misos, umeboshi, seaweeds and other medicinal imported Japanese foods.”
Shananigans Toy Shop
5004-B Lawndale Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21210
Stop by on Small Business Saturday to see Shananigans Toy Shop’s “large selection of toys, games and gifts for children of all ages!” Shananigans Toy Shop prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere and attentive service. Shopping for that special child in your life? Stocking up on birthday gifts? Shananigans Toy Shop carries a wide selection of toys from the following manufacturers: Air Hogs, Brio, Calico Critters, Cranium, Folkmanis, GI Joe, GroovyGirls, Hasbro, Hot Wheels, Kettler, Lego, Madame Alexander Dolls, Matchbox, Mattel, Melissa & Doug, Nikko, Playmobil, Ravensburger, Russ, Schleich Animals, Slinky, Small World, Star Wars, Thomas the Tank Engine, Toysmith, Tranformers, Uglydolls, Whammo and Zoobs.
1005 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
Located on “The Avenue” in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore, Milagro specialty handmade products from local to worldwide. The selection of products at Milagro includes a wide selection of pottery, clothes and more. Open seven days a week, Milagro’s hours of operation are Monday through Wednesday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. New for fall and just in time for Small Business Saturday is the selection of clothing, including the Hooded Cowl Sweater from local clothing company 3 Clothing.
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