Small Business Saturday finds in Falls Church

A couple of years ago, American Express created the promotion “Small Business Saturday” as a way to encourage consumers to frequent independently owned small businesses during the busiest holiday shopping weekend of the year.

Supporting local businesses helps you keep your community economically healthy, and sometimes you can find unique items.

This is especially true in Fletcher Prince’s diverse community in Falls Church, VA!  As we encourage you to support small businesses this weekend, check out some of our favorite small business retailers.

The holidays include lots of cooking and sweets.  Those are two good reasons to visit Aphrodite Greek Imports 5886 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church.  Among the many Greek specialty items, Aphrodite sells bulk cooking and baking spices at terrific prices, plus delicious pistachio nougat candy (similar to Torrone). A generous bag of this individually wrapped candy is about $2.50; plenty to include in stockings.  You’ll also find Turkish coffee, dried fruit and nuts, olives, an assortment of feta cheeses, phyllo pastries, delicious breads, and more.

From there, head to German Gourmet on 5838 Columbia Pike in Falls Church.  This German specialty shop sells a delightful number of must-haves for Christmas, including Advent calendars, nutcrackers, chocolates, gummy-everything, Stollen, and Lebkuchen.  The candy would be beautiful in a stocking.  If they offer it, buy the Bratwurst lunch (with Bavarian potato salad and red cabbage).  You will also find a wide variety of sausages, meats, cheeses, wine and beer.

If you’re looking for quality toys this holiday, skip the big retail chains and visit Doodlehopper 4 Kids, 228 West Broad Street (Rt. 7/Leesburg Pike), instead.  This toy store has a fabulous selection of toys, stocking stuffers, and books for children of all ages.

For antique items, including nostalgic toys, collectibles, barware, dishes, souvenirs, and Christmas ornaments, browse through the Falls Church Antique Annex, located at 250 West Broad St. (Rt. 7/Leesburg Pike), Falls Church.  The store features offerings from 20 vendors and the prices are reasonable.

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About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a public relations and marketing consultant, and owns Fletcher Prince (www.FletcherPrince.com). Follow Mary on Twitter @FletcherPrince.

Posted on November 24, 2012, in Fletcher Prince News, small business marketing tips and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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