Originally posted on RE/MAX Town Center's blog.
If the pursuit of Black Friday deals isn't your thing or you are trying to shop mindfully this holiday season, consider that Small Business Saturday is a chance to support your favorite local shops and find discounts. Looking for new local businesses to fall in love with? Make Mill Creek Town Center your destination for Small Business Saturday this weekend!
Here are some of our favorite Mill Creek Town Center businesses to check out:
1. Central Market
Central Market at the south end of Mill Creek Main Street is a grocery store to rule them all. The produce, seafood, deli, and wine selections are notably diverse and will include your favorites along with new things to try. Their Asian food speciality section encompasses three full isle and a sushi counter. The store is lined with delicious craft beers, local chocolate treats, scented candles, helpful kitchen utensils, and great stocking stuffer ideas. Start or end your Small Business Saturday here with a cup of hot soup and a sandwich from their delicious deli.
2. Paddywack Pet Store
Have pets on your holiday shopping list? This store has been Mill Creek's neighborhood pet store for over 13 years! Does your dog need a new bed? Cat need a new tree? Does your new puppy need a new collar and leash? Paddywack has all these things and more. They have a great selection of treats and quality-made toys that your animals will certainly love to open on Christmas morning.
Is running a 5k your New Year's Resolution or do you have a runner on your holiday gift list? Check out this store that caters exclusively to people interested in the growing sport of long distance running! They sell running shoes and gear that will help you get moving. You can also find out about upcoming race opportunities like Run of the Mill 5k.
4. University Bookstore
The University Bookstore is the official University of Washington bookstore. Here you'll find a huge selection of books including children's, bestsellers, staff recommendations and everything in between. However, it's not just books! They also have a section that includes Huskies garb, Seattle gear, and cute and clever gifts and games for everyone.
5. Bravata Salon & Coffee Bar
Swing by Bravata to pick up a gift certificate for a hair cut and color, some Paul Mitchell products, and a hot coffee to keep you warm on your shopping adventure. This chic salon offers high quality services by an expert staff and is happy to help clients find a new style or just get a quick trim. Additionally, they have an in-house cafe where they sling beautiful lattes and offer a selection of fine tea, beer, and wine.
6. Kate's Gifts
Kate's Gifts is located in the compounding pharmacy on Main Street. It's a hidden gem of local jewelry, whimsical gifts, holiday decor, gift wrapping, etc. This is a great place to look for unique and unusual gifts that are individualized and creative.
7. deVine Wines
Before heading to a friend or family member's house for a holiday dinner, stock up on bottles of wine to bring along with you. A nice vintage or local Washington wine is a great gift for your dinner hosts. DeVine Wines offers a huge selection of Pacific Northwest wines and wines from around world.
8. Color Me Mine
The ultimate heart felt gift is one that you create! Color Me Mine is a ceramic studio where you can paint and create gifts from coffee mugs to sculpted characters. Bring kids along with you to create gifts for relatives and grandparents.