Neighbors Recommend Local Small Businesses; Shop Local & Support Our Community

South San Francisco, CA   November 26, 2013Local Business circle


Neighbors Recommend Local Small Businesses; Shop Local & Support Our Community

Who best to give us suggestions to South Cities favorite haunts than locals themselves? We have put the question out and the result is the list below. We will continue to add to it as folks make more recommendations.  We whole heartedly encourage folks to support those in our community who support us, especially on the upcoming SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30 2013 SHOP SMALL BUSINESS DAY, a day of national recognition for these shops.


Local’s Favorites:

Buon Gusto Restaurant Grand Ave 

224 Grand Ave 742-9777


DiNapoli Restaurant  Grand Ave

202 Grand Ave 873-5252


Bertolucci’s Restaurant Cypress Ave

421 Cypress Ave  588-1625


Royal Pin Donuts

551 El Camino Real 952-3955


Gallis Sanitary Bakery 

324 Grand Ave 588-2656


Bitters + Bottles on Grand

 240 Grand Ave 741-6430


Subculture Deli on Spruce 

151 S Spruce  745-6270


Lidia’s Italian Delicacies

1148 Mission Rd  225-9494


 Little Lucca

724 El Camino Real 589-8916



Andy’s Chinese

Hickey Blvd 994-7681


El Faro! El Camino Real

435 El Camino Real 589-6288


Los Cuates Mexican restaurant

 140 Hazelwoood 745-8203


Grocery Outlet on Hickey

125 Hickey Blvd 550-1100


Friends Market

200 San Felipe


Raymond’s Sourdough Bread

172 Starlite St 588-5868


Chefs Warehouse

447 S Canal Street


Busy Baker

444 San Mateo Ave SB 351.7227


La Bouquetiere Railroad Ave

539 Railroad Ave  884-4833


Luminous Spa

204 Grand Ave 871-0759


Nelly’s Bridal Boutique

439 Linden Ave 616-9226


JasyB Mobile Boutique Woman’s Clothing & Accessories

Tel 415/601-3256  Jasmin Baros


Scentsy Family Products Sales Consultant

Valverde Ave 868-6625


Sunshine Center Pharmacy

1166 Mission Rd 589-4133


Six Star Dollar Store

349 Grand Ave 583-2442


Grand Ave Hardware

315 Grand Ave 583-3367


South City Lumber & Supply

499 Railroad Ave 588-5711


Savvy Social Strategies

Social Media Designer

SSF 931-5006


Evolve Training Center

170 S Spruce Ave 615-9322


SSF Parks & Recreation

Parks & Rec

33 Arroyo Drive 829-3800


Bronstein Music 

363 Grand Ave 588-2502


South City Car Wash

988 El Camino Real  589-1214


Airport Valero

300 S Airport Blvd 583-3251


Doody Calls Pet Services

(650) 281-8116


K-119 Tools of California Inc. – Tools & Equipment 

925 San Mateo Ave SB 588-0160


Lilies Care Home 

2505 Tipperary Ave 737=0917


Benefits of Shopping Locally Owned Businesses

Civics Economics provided this study The San Francisco Retail Diversity Study which supports the economic reasons for shopping locally owned businesses:

“This study finds that San Francisco remains a stronghold for locally owned businesses, which generate sizable benefits for the city’s economy. The study has three parts. The first calculates market shares for independents and chains in several categories: bookstores, sporting goods stores, toy stores, and casual dining restaurants. In all four categories, independent businesses capture more than half of sales within the city of San Francisco, a much larger share than they have nationally. The second part examines the economic impact of locally owned businesses versus chains. It finds that local businesses buy more goods and services locally and employ more people locally per unit of sales (because they have no headquarters staff elsewhere). Every $1 million spent at local bookstores, for example, creates $321,000 in additional economic activity in the area, including $119,000 in wages paid to local employees. That same $1 million spent at chain bookstores generates only $188,000 in local economic activity, including $71,000 in local wages. The same was true in the other categories. For every $1 million in sales, independent toy stores create 2.22 local jobs, while chains create just 1.31. The final part of the study analyzes the impact of a modest shift in consumer spending. If residents were to redirect just 10 percent of their spending from chains to local businesses, that would generate $192 million in additional economic activity in San Francisco and almost 1,300 new jobs.”


Why Buy Local  Sustainable Connections copy

We enjoy our neighbors to support local small businesses for these reasons cited by Sustainable Connections



4 comments for “Neighbors Recommend Local Small Businesses; Shop Local & Support Our Community

    November 28, 2013 at 4:08 am


    • Editor
      November 30, 2013 at 1:54 am

      Thanks Al!
      Gunters 1057 El Camino Real 761-1825
      And they do have gift certificates!

  2. Editor
    November 30, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    These 2 other small businesses in neighboring cities have been recommended by locals as well.

    Bill’s Lock Shop 1710 ‘C’ El Camino, San Bruno, 583-4031

    Nuts For Candy 1241 Broadway in Burlingame 343-8758

  3. November 30, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Nuts For Candy
    1241 Broadway Ave.
    Burlingame, CA 94010

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