South San Francisco, CA November 17, 2017
At Everything South City we support our local small businesses 356 a year and realize that the Thanksgiving weekend is the time most of us drop our cash…. and we want to encourage our neighbors to think about some of our Mom & Pop shops that are there for us 365 days a year. These are the businesses that support our kids school programs. They kick it down when we need fundraising prizes. They sponsor our youth sports teams. They hire our kids! Did you know when we buy from local businesses $68 out of $100 STAYS IN OUR LOCAL ECONOMY?
Our small businesses are the first in line to take a hit such as we all experienced a few years ago during the recession – and many of us are still feeling those effects. The 3/50 PROJECT takes this a bit further and really makes us think:
- What three independently owned business would you miss if they disappeared? Stop in. Say hello. Pick up something that brings a smile. Your purchases are what keeps those businesses around!
- If half the employed population spent $50 each month in locally owned independent businesses it would generate more than $42.6 Billion in revenue. Imagine if 3/4 of our local population did that!
- For every $100 spent in locally owned stores $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll taxes, and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain only $34 stays local. Spend in online and NOTHING COMES HOME.
Support our Small Business Saturday November 25th.
Everything South City has partnered with American Express/ Small Business Saturday and has been working with several of our local small businesses that enjoy a well earned excellent reputation. Stop by any of these establishments on Saturday November 25th and receive a FREE canvas re-usable bag (as supplies last).
And remember GIFT CARDS or Certificates are welcomed by everyone on your list! Come on down to Old Town and explore new places and re-acquaint with favorites and enjoy FREE parking in the Miller parking structure, thanks to the City of South San Francisco. Meet up with friends for a bite to eat in one of our many eateries and create new holiday traditions supporting local businesses, and neighbors all over South San Francisco!!
ANTIGUA COFFEE SHOP 437A Grand Avenue 741-6261 6am-8pm From delicious breakfasts and smoothies to start your day, amazing lunches to keep you going, and happy hour to help you wind down – Antigua does it all and they do it well. So well Victor and crew have opened another location in Hayward plus they cater all your events!! Nearly 5 star Yelp rating from over 250 happy customers you know they are the best. Inside tip: You have to try their Mexican Mocha and congratulate them on their 3rd anniversary here in South San Francisco!
AMOURA RESTAURANT 713 Linden Avenue 754-6891 M-F 11:30-9:30 with Happy Hour in Bar 3-7pm, Sat 5:30-9:30, Closed Sunday. This family owned highly famed destination provides some of the best Mediterranean fare with a modern twist that only the Shihadeh family can achieve. What once was a quick secret in South City, Amoura has since caught the attention with favorable reviews from Flipkey, Michelin Guide 2016, Zagat, SF Business Times, and The Chronicle. ENJOY 10% SAT NOV 25TH in honor of SBS!!
ARMSTRONG BREWERY 415 Grand Avenue 989-8447 Mon-Tue 3-9pm, Wed-Thr 11:30-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30a-11p, Sun Closed This local fun hangout offers locals and visitors a like an amazing experience in beer tasting with their 12 tap and guest beers waiting for you to try along with the small plates of nachos or sliders and full plates of St Louis Style Ribs, Texas Brisket, Carolina Pulled Pork and more! Armstrong Brewery is home to community trivia challenges, game nights and so much more – this is a MUST VISIT destination!
CHAVARRIAS MARKET 900 Linden Avenue 615-9246 M-S Call for hours This is what Mom & Pop businesses are all about; best of service, best of products, and best of prices and that is exactly what Francisco and Ruth deliver day after day with smiles on their faces and in their hearts. You will find all your favorite produce from Dragon Fruit to Avocados to Sugar Cane and beyond at this favorite neighborhood market that serves folks from near and far. Great selection of fresh produce and groceries with plenty of free parking!
GRAND AVENUE HARDWARE 315 Grand Ave 588-3367 M-Sat 9-5 Closed Sundays This Hardware store is one of a kind because owner Nick Tentes doesn’t just ‘sell merchandise’ he is a endless source of excellent advice on fixing … well just about anything and everything. His store is fully stocked with just about everything you might need from paint to stud finders, from making your keys to replacing your windows. This old school shop is one of a kind as customers from all over the Bay Area confirm!
PLYMIRE-SCWARZ HOUSE MUSEUM 519 Grand Avenue 875-6988 Open 1-4pm on Nov 25th The Plymire-Schwarz House and Museum began its life in 1906 as the first hospital in San Mateo County and today is a magnificient part of our Historical Society that offers Victorian Teas in the summer,Holiday Boutiques and Champagne Receptions in the winter and other events in-between. While not quite a small business, we are proud to promote the Plumier-Scwartz House Boutique on Small Business Saturday as we thank the many volunteers that make this a success!
SCHOOLHOUSE DELI 598 Baden Ave 589-3983 Open *** Old School neighborhood deli and market that just so happens to create one of THEE best sandwiches around, along with great offerings of fresh deli meat, salads, groceries and liquors. This family owned market has been in the Shihadeh family since 1969 however it’s history goes back much further securing it’s place in time and history. The business practices that have made Schoolhouse Deli such a success can also be found at the family’s Mediterranean AMOURA Restaurant! And they CATER! Enjoy 10% off your purchase (excluding tobacco and alcohol) on November 25th!
SOUTH CITY CAR WASH 988 El Camino Real 589-1214 Open M-S 8-5, Sunday 9-4 This mainstay family business has been a huge part of South San Francisco since it’s beginnings in 1958, employing hundreds of local neighbors through the years while performing the best service for thousands of customers that come far and wide! The Cavalieri family continue to give back to our community with emphasize on our military and first responders; co-founder Basil Cavalieri was awarded the Victor John Feudale Award by Historical Society.
SOUTH CITY GROCERY OUTLET 125 Hickey Blvd ph 550-1100 Open 8-9 Daily This is our favorite Grocery Outlet and is owned by local neighbors David and Michelle Radcliffe who include their family in their employee line up ensuring customers have access to the best merchandise at the very best prices in the most friendly environment and with plenty of free parking. The weekly circulars offer even better savings and gift certificates are thee perfect gift for everyone on your list! Pick some up when you do your holiday meal shopping!
The above ‘Small Businesses’ are only a small sampling of the hundreds of Mom and Pop places that make South City one of the best places to call home. Please remember to support our Small Businesses -as they support us all!
FREE CANVAS TOTE BAGS ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25TH at the above locations while supplies last!