Shop Local in Tri cities

Do You Shop Local in Tri cities?

We are a huge advocate for shopping local in the Tri cities, especially with owning a small business of our own. We know the necessity of having local people come in, giving you their business.

There are a lot of great local shops in the Tri cities and many of them we have been to, and many we have yet to try.

There are so many officially documented and personal reasons to shopping local that not only benefit the local businesses, but benefit us as consumers. We are more than aware that there are many items that we may not be able to get at a local shop, but if we can first think local, it’s a great place to start to shopping local.

Here are a few reasons to Shop Local in Tri cities:

  • Keep the Tri cities community unique. Where we decided to eat, shop and spend our time is what makes the Tri cities, the Tri cities. Each local business is a one of a kind, and is and essential part of what makes up the Tri cities.
  • Create more Tri cities jobs: Local businesses are the largest employer nationally and can be the best opportunity to provide the most jobs to residents.
  • Get better service in the Tri cities: When local businesses hire people in the Tri cities, they take more time to get to know customers and have a great sense of the product/services that they are selling.
  • Invest in the Tri cities community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community and are more invested in the Tri cities future. Not to mention they are less likely to leave.

We do our very best to shop local in Tri cities. Some of our favorite places are:

Coffee: Barracuda Coffee, The Local
Eats: Porters Real BBQEl Fat Cat Grille, Graze, Greek Islands, Stick+Stone
Sweets: Spudnut Shop, Finnegan Frost, Kindras Sweet Treat
Brews: Paper Street Brewing Company, Ice Harbor Brewery
Shops: Adventures Underground, Ragtime Antiques Mall (in the Uptown), Bike Liberation
Tattoo: Monarch
Meats: Templeman’s

Places we haven’t checked out in the Tri cities yet, but know we need to:

Eats: Stone Soup, Extreme Pita, Grill On Gage
Brews: Fox and Bear Public House, Brews Taphouse & Growler Fills
Shops: Octupus Garden, Sixth Street Art & Gift Gallery
Do you shop local in Tri cities? What are some of your favorite places to go?

2 Replies to “Shop Local in Tri cities”

  1. My husband and I went to Extreme Pita shortly after it opened. We were extremely underwhelmed and haven’t gone back.

    We like Sharehouse on Keene for our italian soda fix. 🙂

    1. Interesting about Extreme Pita, they seem so active on Social Media, would think that would translate to their service, maybe it’s changed 😉 And we love Sharehouse too! We go there on Sundays. Haven’t had their Italian Soda yet, We enjoy their Reese’s Cup Freeze!

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