Support Your Favorite Small Business With a Patch Shout-Out

With Small Business Saturday coming this weekend, you can help drive feet — and wallets — to your favorite independent business.

You might be the type who finds sleeping on a freezing sidewalk for the best Black Friday deals exciting. Or perhaps you've already started working out your mouse-clicking finger for Cyber Monday. But if neither scenario appeals to you, there is an alternative — Small Business Saturday.

Small Business Saturday, conceived by American Express to help spotlight the efforts of local small businesses, comes at the beginning of the big holiday shopping sprint — this Saturday — and encourages shoppers not to bypass Main Street for the mega-mall.

Palo Alto Patch would love to hear which small businesses you can't live without in Palo Alto. Tell us in the comments which independently owned business is a must for shoppers this Saturday and why. Your shout-out could help a sector of our economy that has created 65 percent of the net new jobs over the last 17 years.

So when you must get your nails done just right, discover that perfect bottle of wine or have a craving for an amazing sandwich, where do you go time and time again?

Aaron Selverston November 23, 2011 at 08:00 PM
I'm going to start this thread off... Antonio's Nut House is my favorite small business in town. From the peanut shells on the floor to the caged ape with the peanuts, the Nut House always has a warm and friendly ambiance, a great beer selection, plus a taqueria on the side. I know it's not exactly a prime destination for a day of holiday shopping, but it's where you'll want to end up afterward!
Richard Jennings November 23, 2011 at 09:37 PM
I mentioned them in my Wine Wednesday column this week: Vin Vino Wine on California Avenue does daily wine tastings of some of the world's best wines. Great customer service in helping to pick out wines for all occasions too.


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