Local Love – Shop Small Saturday (North ‘burbs ed)

I *love* Small Business Saturday!
There’s nothing more aligned with my obsession to find the restaurants, shops, and services that make each place unique, than a day that encourages everyone to support those special businesses!!
I haven’t been great about keeping up with my Local Love features, probably because there are SO MANY amazing little places and awesome business owners in our lives here I never seem to know where to begin.

But I do know where I’ll  be heading to tick off some items on my holiday list today:
Precision Pours (Louisville) Gotta fuel up for the day, and a cup of coffee here is just what I need. Brice’s mobile-coffee-bar-turned-storefront is a fabulous small business success story. His passion for and knowledge of coffee means every cup is the best cup.
The Purple Poppy (Lafayette ) Fashion, jewelry, and home accents. Perfect for finding something special for my sister and sister-in-law, and for stocking up on hostess gifts.
Little Horse (Louisville)  This is where I find the answer to the “What to get for the husband who has everything?” question.  Vintage vinyl for rocking (or framing for manly office wall decor,) mod knick-knacks, and loads of books that always mean I find a little something for my Lit-nerd self too.
LUNCH TIME!!  But where to eat? There’s too much goodness around to guess where I’ll end up, but I am feeling fishy, I think…
Maybe Big Mac and Little Lu’s (Westminster) or Go Fish (Broomfield.)
Pigging out supporting local restaurants is my favorite activity any day.
A quick zip by Zoe’s Coffee House (Westminster) for a sweet coffee treat might be in order as well.
Wally’s Meats (Westminster) I confess I am content to eat leftover turkey all day every day until every last bit is gone, but The Mr is already side-eyeing my offers of another sandwich. Wally’s to the rescue with a big, beautiful hunk of red meat! I wouldn’t be a good Coloradan if I didn’t grill in the snow.
Twenty Brew Tap House (Westminster) I am not sure if these great guys do gift cards, but they are in the same parking lot as Wally’s, so I’ll stop in to say hi and ask (and maybe sample a few tasters from their wall of 20 rotating taps of Colorado Craft Beers.) Gift cards would be the perfect last-minute gift to tuck into a 6 pack when dropping by the neighbors’ with a plate of cookies!
Big Choice Brewing (Broomfield) Speaking of beer- after all of that running around a little R&R  “where everybody knows my name” and (if this weekend’s supply is still flowing,) a frosty Chill Out Peppermint Stout is what I’ll be looking forward to!

Hooray for the places that our neighborhoods, towns, and cities special – and for the great owners who make it a pleasure to #shopsmallsaturday !

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