Bothell has always been about community and a HUGE part of our community are the great small businesses that we have here in Bothell. Running a small business is tough and with the whole Amazon one click purchase phase the world is in, it is tougher than ever. Here are some reason I shop small as much as I can:
1. Helps promote and support my Bothell community.
2. I can find unique, one of a kind handcrafted items that Amazon will never have.
3. Gifting local experiences that enrich the community and my loved ones. I am focusing on gifting experiences this year.
4. Relationships. I buy local and many times local owners remember me and that means a lot.
So this year, please, allocate as much of your gifting purchase money as possible to support our local entrepreneurs in Bothell, Mill Creek, Kenmore and Woodinville. Our community depends on small business and small businesses depend on our community.
Some places I love supporting in Bothell, there are many others, but this is the list I pulled out of my head at 5:19am:
Country Village Shops (lots of shops here)
What’s Sup Paddle and Surf (love these guys)
Hop and the Hound
Vivendo Ristorante (as you know, my favorite restaurant for date night)
Toys the Teach
Ames to be fit
Doll House Baked Goods
Teriyaki Plus (in Canyon Park… awesome yaki)
Preservation Kitchen and Ale House (love them chips!)
Cairn Brewing (Kenmore’s finest)
Guardian Winery (awesome wine and awesome people)
Quite the Find (no longer in Bothell, located in Mount Lake Terrace, but worth the drive)
Carleton Fin Work (this guy is one of Bothell’s best custom furniture makers around)
The Den Coffee Shop
Orangetheory Fitness Bothell
Carolina Smoke (if Dave is open)
Heartstrings Handcrafted (great vintage stuff)
Crystal Creek Café
Kenmore Snapdoodle Toys
Phenix Salons Suites
Brooklyn Bros Pizza (dear lord I love these guys)
Oasis Spa and Salon
Dine India Bothell
Zulu’s Board Game Café
Quality Handcrafts Guaranteed (awesome place for cufflinks and tie clips)
Get out there and support our community today. I’ll see you out there!