Black Friday is a term often associated with getting up before the break of dawn to catch deals you’ve been waiting for on your favorite products. Often taking place in large chain stores, Black Friday has become a mainstay for kicking off holiday shopping. What if we told you there is a day to celebrate both your community AND get your holiday shopping done all in one day? Welcome to Small Business Saturday! In this “Definitive Guide” we will be featuring the Small Businesses that make the community a great place to be apart of.
Attractions and more!:
The Genesee Country Village & Museum features costumed interpreters in restored historic buildings, breathing life into an authentic 19th-Century Country Village. One of the largest living history museums in the country located just outside of Rochester, NY, in Mumford, it is also home to the John L. Wehle Gallery and a nature center. The village will be abuzz on Nov. 30 with cooking, baking, soap and candle making, meat processing, chopping wood and decorating as they as in ages past get ready for the holidays.
Need a place to drop off the pups for the day while you’re out shopping? Look no further as Christopher Robins has you covered. They aren’t just a traditional run-of-the-mill boarding center like most places around- they offer a variety of services to keep your dog happy. This includes doggy day care, where your dog gets to socialize with other dogs, grooming, boarding in one of the “suites” and even photography! We’ve even taken Bella, the official Depot Dog there for some lessons and boarding(she didn’t want to leave!) Pets are just like family members, give them the best with Christopher Robbins pet care. Be sure to check out their website at http://www.christopherrobinspetcare.com/ and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christopher-Robins-Pet-Care/1303563529784683
Livingston Arts has been Livingston County’s official arts council for 45 years. The mission of the arts council is to enrich the quality of life in Livingston County by encouraging and promoting the arts and cultural activities through support of artists, schools and community groups. In their gift shop you can find unique books and gift items, locally-made jewelry, quilted items, ceramics, paintings, prints, and more.
Wanna burn off some of those calories post Thanksgiving Feast? Fire Within: Fitness Studio located in Leicester, NY is the place to go. They offer multilevel spinning, strength, core classes along with boot camp. For more information be sure to call Teresa at (585) 519-2688 and check out their facebook page over at https://www.facebook.com/FireWithinFitnessStudio
If you’re from the area you know all about the famous Monks Bread from the Abbey of the Genesee. A little background; The Abbey of the Genesee is a community of contemplative monks belonging to the world-wide Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (O.C.S.O.) more commonly known as Trappists. Check out the links below to find out more information!
Servicing the Greater Rochester region, Bradley James Designs specializes in floral arrangements for corporate events, weddings and special events, interior design, and those special occasions and everyday events. Want to spoil your loved one with some great flowers, be sure to stop over to see Brad in Geneseo. Checkout them out http://bradleyjamesdesigns.com/ and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bradleyjamesdesign
Food and fun:
We had to include ourselves on the list! We can help you fuel up for your day ahead on Small Business Saturday with a variety of Coffee and Espresso from our Drink Menu and a variety of choices from our Food Menu. Looking to catch up with friends that may be in the area for the holidays? We offer a perfect “Gathering Place” just to do so! Get your holiday shopping over with with a variety of items in our Artisan Gallery, from jewelry, pottery, paintings, pictures, apparel and more! Remember, if you aren’t in the area you can checkout our Online Shop!
Established in 1837 and used from everything from Underground Railway Station, dance ball, town hall, Sunday school, and whiskey distillery, this Historic Landmark is now host to some of the areas best fine dining. They offer everything from Friday night fish fry to their ever popular prime rib, along with a host of other fine dishes with homemade soup and desserts to top it off. What better way to end off Small Business Saturday with a great meal brought to you by owners Art & Violet Allen.
We hope that this guide helps when you’re out on Small Business Saturday. It’s a great way to support our friends and family in the local community. We urge you, wherever you may be, to just get out and enjoy the day on November 30th. Let us know your favorite small businesses in town!!