How to Shop Small Business Saturday on Route 1

Here’s a two-fer: Get your loved ones a present while helping support small businesses along the Route 1 corridor.

Now in its eighth year, Small Business Saturday, which takes place this Saturday, Nov. 24,  is designed to promote local shops for people looking to buy a holiday gift in the post-Thanksgiving rush.

The Hyattsville CDC has put together a list of local businesses to check out this year, while Shop College Park has some tips.

Below are some of the Hyattsville Wire’s favorites, based on our annual reader survey and our own experience, that you might want to check out.

For young children: Franklins General StoreCollege Park Aviation Museum

For older children and teens: Big Planet ComicsBoard and Brew

For your love interest: Fleisher’s Jewelers

For your artsy friend: Pyramid AtlanticArtist & Craftsman Supply, Tanglewood Works, Frame Savvy, Three Little Birds Sewing Co., The Collective, Brentwood Arts Exchange

For your hip friend: Vigilante CoffeeGreen Owl DesignStudio SoHy, Suffragette City, Cookie Wear, Peg Leg Vintage 

For your earthy friend: Community Forklift, Smile Herb Shop

For your musical friend: A CD from Paint Branch Creek, Blue Plains

For a bottle or some sweet treats to bring to a holiday party: Town Center MarketStreetcar 82 Brewing Co.Franklins General Store, Maryland Meadworks, Shortcake Bakery, Sugar Vault Desserts & Bakery

For the athlete in your life: Arrow Bicycle, Proteus Bicycles, College Park Bicycles

For the reader in your life: Busboys and Poets Bookstore, My Dead Aunt’s Books

And for the chocolate lover in your life: Harper Macaw

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the list.

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4 Responses to How to Shop Small Business Saturday on Route 1

  1. Michelle says:

    It would have been nice to include a sweet treats section — Shortcake Bakery is right next to Meadworks.

  2. Thanks! We’ve added it in.

  3. michael richards says:

    Wills Decorating in Beltsville(unicorporated town)has great gift items. Fair Trade items, Votivo candles and so much more. Not far from Proteus Bikes. Please dont forget Peg Leg Vintage in College Park. There awesome

  4. Thanks Michael! We’ve added in Peg Leg Vintage!

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