At some point in my adult life, I stopped liking malls. It may have to do something with their size, or even the crowds. It may be because I just prefer personalized service.
You know, a simple,”Hello” when I walk in the store. Remember Cheers? Like that.
I love it when one of the employees greet me by my name like they do at Sip This and Chicken Delicious on Rockaway which are two of my favorite places to frequent.
I’ve even started shopping at boutiques lately because malls are just so overwhelming. Plus, who wants to spend all day shopping for a dress only to see it on another guest across the room.
Back in 2010,the first-ever Small Business Saturday took place on Nov 27. It encouraged people across the country to support small, local businesses.
I want to encourage you to do just that.
My Favorite Small Business’s in Valley Stream:
- Sip This
- Gem’s Beauty Bar
- Bella’s Boutique (for girls)
- Little Sugar Shop (cupcakes!)
- Nail Gallery
- Mitchell’s Diner
- Truffle Restaurant
- Chicken Delicious
- Andy’s Barbershop
- Central Florist
- DePalma Florist
- Valley Stream Beauty Supply
- Valley Stream Pharmacy
- Tae Kwon V Academy
- Runway Exclusyve
I’m sure I’ll update the list throughout the day, but if you stop by any of these places tell them Valley Stream Mom sent you!
*List your small biz in the comments below.