Shop small businesses Saturday

November 26, 2013

By David Hayes

Shoppers this holiday season are being asked to join the nation in paying tribute to local venues when purchasing gifts for family and friends.

Several locations throughout Issaquah will participate in the national Small Business Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 30.

In a bit of serendipity, shopping options this year include the new Grand Ridge Plaza in the Issaquah Highlands and Gilman Village celebrating its 40th anniversary. The two locations are in addition to the shops in the downtown corridor.

“It’s a great tie-in to help support small stores,” said Karen Donovan, Downtown Issaquah Association executive director.

Here’s what to expect at each location:

  • In downtown, shoppers can browse through hip shops and discover fine art, jewelry, clothing, furniture, services and much more.
  • Gilman Village features boutique shops, specialty dining, personal services and even a preschool, all residing within buildings that pay homage to Issaquah’s historic past with that homey feel.
  • Grand Ridge Plaza is the area’s newest shopping destination offering something for everyone on your shopping list, from the fashionista to the sports enthusiast.

The Downtown Issaquah Association is offering free transportation all day on an hourly loop beginning at the Hailstone Feed Store, 232 Front St. N., with stops at Gilman Village and Grand Ridge Plaza.

There will be live music and giftwrapping from noon to 4 p.m. at the Train Depot, 78 First Ave. N.E. Giftwrapping will also be available at Darigold, 611 Front St. N. The trolley will give rides between the Train Depot and Darigold, also from noon to 4 p.m.

On the Web

See a complete list of shopping and dining options at the three locations participating in the Small Business Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 at:
www.downtownissaquah.com
www.gilmanvillage.com
www.issaquahhighlands.com/grand_ridge.php

Students from Spanish Nest will perform live at the Hailstone Feed Store from 2-4 p.m.

To provide the little ones a break from shopping, art activities are planned at So There, artEAST and Museo in downtown Issaquah. And Santa will visit Hailstone from 2-4 p.m. for singing and making cookies and art with the kids.

Donavan said making a day of staying local and shopping at Issaquah’s small businesses is both good for the community and keeps residents connected to the community.

 

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