Posted by boombatoomba on December 7, 2008 at 11:31 PM
During this tough economy, I want to remind everyone out there: Buy Local First. Buying a holiday gift for someone on your list, from a locally owned business help sustain our local economy! So think twice before your go out on your shopping ventures, and try a locally owned business first! If you are going to be shopping at Boomba Toomba this year, why not try some of our other local businesses in Uptown Village!
We have many great businesses in our little neighborhood, like Mint Tea an imports gift store and now eatery that supports all things fair trade! We have music shops like Mermaid Music, and we have a GREAT vintage clothing shop called Urban Eccentric! If you need unusual antiquities, we have several antique shops, like Old Glory and the Uptown Attic! Have a young rocker in your family? try the Catalyst. We also have a skateboard/snowboard/bike shop calledBad Monkeywhere you are sure to find a great gift!
While your down here, head in to Mon Ami and enjoy delicious Stumptown Coffee, Crepes, and Moonstruck Chocolates. They even sell Art by local artists as well!
If you get hungry, there are some AMAZING places to snag a meal. If you want healthy Mexican food, I urge you to try Provecho. For a tastey trip to Italy, try La Bottega. And if you just need a slice of pizza heaven, feel free to grab a bite at Vancouver Pizza Co.
There is a great feeling you get when you know your money is helping out your neighbors, friends and community. I urge you, this holiday season, Think twice, Shop Local First!