Small Business Saturday is squeezed between the feverishly frantic Black Friday and the search centered spirit of Cyber Monday in hopes of drawing out those who have long since tired of malls, big box stores, crowds, traffic and, should sustenance be part of the plan, the opportunity to hear the words ‘40 minute wait” at any place you might truly want to dine at.
Having spent many seasons touting the benefits of shopping small the staff at N3 are big fans of the enterprises our region has to offer. In the coming weeks we will be shining a spotlight on several as we offer up some shopping tips, uncover a few surprises and stretch the imagination a bit when it comes to gifting options.
In the meantime….
Whether you’re cruising to the one of our metro neighbors or checking out the scene at one or two of the cornucopia of Christmas craft sales populating the region, or showing a little community cohesion by visiting a few of our fine local shops, take time to patronize one of our local eateries.
Our area is teeming with options that rarely involve the kind of wait you’re going to find in the places along Alpine Ave or in a mall area. Downtown Newaygo alone has 5-6 options depending on whether or not you want to make a meal out of jerky, Fremont has local alternatives to the burgers, pizza and Mexican food at their chain shops and going through Grant can get you some serious brisket.
Grab A Local Bite is our theme for this weekend. In all likelihood you’re going to be bit ‘turkeyed out’ at some point and while a return to the bird in the form of ala king or biscuits and gravy looms likely we find a break in the action can increase its desirability in round three or four.
So breakfast, lunch, dinner or maybe just a stop for a brew and a bite, whatever your taste buds might be suggesting after a day of keeping the economy rolling.
But do indeed grab that local bite
The Braunschweiger Blues Band is playing at the Dogwood's Black Box Saturday night but if you ain’t got tickets you ain’t going. It’s been sold out for a bit but as a reminder there are two terrific shows coming to the Dogwood in December.
Baffling Bill spins some Christmas Magic on stage Friday, December 7th and fiddler extraordinaire Eileen Ivers delivers some of her own enchantment with her “Joyful Christmas” show celebrating the story of Christmas through some rather remarkable music on Thursday the 13th.
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