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Nov 10, 2017

Support Buffalo Small Business by Shopping Saturday, Nov. 25

After the turkey, the family, and the Christmas decorating, etch out some time to celebrate and support the places you love with the people you love in Buffalo during Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25.

It’s an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses and celebrating communities across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Eat and shop at the fine small businesses below for the best deals and highest quality food and merchandise. Plus, you’ll find them conveniently located all within a half-hour drive from each other!

#1 Ohlson’s Bakery

8500 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221

Start your small business shopping day here for a yummy breakfast and order some baked goods for the holidays! The perfect marriage of two long-time bakery families in different areas has produced this Buffalo gem, beloved by all who partake of its deliciousness. Since opening in 1988 in their garage, they’ve been creating mouth-watering baked goods of any kind. In May of 2001, they went big-time, moving into their current location. From birthday and wedding cakes, to pastries, scones and cheesecakes, you won’t have to bake anything this holiday season! Step back in time for a relaxing start to your shopping as you enter their charming European style cafe tucked into their cozy bakery. They offer breakfast and lunch in a truly warm relaxing atmosphere.

#2 Ben Garelick Jewelers

5001 Transit Road, Williamsville, NY 14221

Say yes to shopping small business and to the engagement ring of your dreams when you shop at Ben Garelick Jewelers. Locally owned and operated, Ben Garelick brings its family values and friendly service to every customer it serves. Choose from a huge selection of rings, earrings, pendants and more from antique and vintage styles to unique and contemporary styles. They offer a unique selection of jewelry from all the major designers including Barkev’s, Simon G., and Kirk Kara. Ben Garelick will definitely have a ring that suits your wishes, desires, and budget and the professional, knowledgeable jewelers to assist you in every way.

#3 Dave and Adam’s

8075 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221

Dave and Adam is Buffalo’s super sporting store offering a wide selection of trading cards, autographed memorabilia, team gear, and Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres sportswear. From its beginnings as a small card store in 1991 to its current status as the largest online seller of trading cards, Dave and Adam’s is a mecca for sports collectors. You can find many of these collector cards in the store and they often holds autograph signings with the Bills and Sabres players. Even gaming enthusiasts can find cards and figures from Magic the Gathering, World of Warcraft, Yugioh Cards, Pokemon Cards and many others.

#4 Buddy and Friends Pet Supply

6429 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 14051

The fur babies must have Christmas treats! Buddy and Friends Pet Supply is a family AND pet friendly place to get everything your pet will need in their stocking. The story of its beginnings will get you in the holiday spirit. Buddy and his owner have been a team since they found each other 10 years ago. The business started in their home with the making of dog collars. After working with numerous rescue organizations, Buddy’s owner decided to create a way to generate funds to donate to local rescues. Now, it offers a wide selection of  top brand dog and cat foods, grain free treats, organic shampoos, collar and leashes and much more. They’ve even expanded to offer horse supplies, supplements, treats, wraps, and more.

#5 Georgetown Square Wine & Liquor

5225 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville, NY

Who doesn’t buy a bottle or two to give as gifts? Find all your favorites and discover new ones this year when you shop Small Business Saturday at Georgetown Square Wine & Liquor. Another small business success story, Georgetown began 23 years ago with a small, family-owned and operated store. Over the years, one thing hasn’t changed - their mission to offer a great selection at the lowest possible price with a comfortable atmosphere and knowledgeable and friendly staff. With more than 1200 different selections, and new stock added weekly, variety is never a problem at Georgetown. From everyday drinking staples to the finest old world wines in their upscale reserve room, a new selection is just an inquiry away. They even take requests for anything they don’t stock and will likely have it for you within a week and at a great price! One visit and you’ll happily become part of their customer family.

#6 Monkey See, Monkey Do Children’s Book Store

9060 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031

If you’re shopping with or for children, you won’t want to miss the offerings at Monkey See, Monkey Do. This charming book store has all of your favorites, old and new. They also offer storybook birthday parties, enchanted fairies and princess parties, as well as many holiday special events and workshops.

#7 Clayton’s Toys

5225 Main St. Williamsville, N.Y. 14221

Tired of buying an exciting gift for your favorite child only to find out they received the same gift from someone else? Come to Clayton’s on Small Business Saturday and you’ll find that unique gift that can’t be matched. They carry an “old-school” selection of crafts, stuffed animals, dolls, science, preschool, pretend play, dress-up, books, games, puzzles, playmobil, trucks and cars, educational toys, and much more. Their friendly staff is trained to assist in choosing the perfect gift, whether for that friend’s new baby, or your favorite grandchild. They even have a holiday gift guide with everyone’s favorites.

#8 N|EAT

5175 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY

Wood. Whiskey. Wine. It makes a great combo for any shopping extravaganza lunch or dinner break. The new N|EAT is your new home for delicious food. Check out their menu of all your wood-fired favorites and take some time to take a break this holiday season.

#9 Tesori

5688 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221

Tesori means "treasures" in Italian and that’s what you’ll find at this family-owned, artisan-made fine-furnishings store located inside an early-century historic building. Since 2013, Tesori has been bringing its customers fine furniture and vintage finds to satisfy everyone's taste and budget. With unique antiquities, lighting, rugs, furniture, pillows, accessories, gifts, and artwork, you’ll find everything your home needs - or the perfect gift for someone on your list. And when you’re worn out from your search, enjoy a cup of coffee by the fireplace.

#10  Blum’s

5727 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221

Heading for warmer weather this holiday season or know someone who is? Stop by Blum’s for all of your swimwear and cover up needs. They have all types of swimsuits, from tankinis and bikinis to swim dresses and swim shorts. They also carry a huge selection of resort wear like coverups and dresses, hats, sandals, and bags. Plus, you’ll find bras, lingerie, intimate apparel and other great products. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff can answer all of your questions and  make sure you get the perfect fit.

#11 LeeLee

5444 Main St, Williamsville, NY

Another great shopping experience for women, this women’s boutique offers all of your favorite fashions under one roof including: Nicole Miller, Michael Stars, Ted Baker, Heather by bordeaux, MiH jeans, Velvet by Graham & Spencer, Level 99, Susana Monaco, Trina Turk, BCBGMaxazria, Weston Wear, McGuire Denim, Tracy Reese, Ella Moss, Autumn Cashmere, kensie, 360Cashmere, Yoana Baraschi, Jack, Sanctuary, red engine, Minnie Rose, and many more. Grab something special for her that she’ll love wearing for years to come. Or, pick up an early gift for yourself!

#12 George & Co

6850 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221

Here’s a can’t-miss shopping experience at a unique family-owned business with a unique history that began at the turn of the 20th century when Buffalo was celebrating the Pan American Exposition of 1901! Through the World Wars and tough economic times, family members persevered and grew the store to its current operations. Still known as “Buffalo’s Most Unusual Store,” you’ll find gifts, games, puzzles novelties, costumes and much more. They also rent a variety of character and mascot costumes for birthday parties, school events and more.

#13 12 Gates Brewing

80 Earhart Drive, Williamsville, NY 1422

When you’ve literally shopped until you’ve dropped, drop by this local brewery and restaurant. Established in 2015, 12 Gates Brewing Company is an independent, craft-production brewery that produces high quality, hand crafted beers in a 30 barrel brewhouse. The brewery also features a taproom with 12 rotating taps, great food, outdoor seating, and live music.

With such a unique and varied selection of small business in Buffalo, you won’t find any trouble getting all the gifts you need, and have fun doing it! Bring the whole family out to Shop Small on Saturday, November 25 - whether it’s that perfect engagement ring or that perfect doggie bone - you’ll find it in a Buffalo small business.