I understand that ordering merchandise online in the comfort of your own home doesn't require any effort on your part. But shopping local as SO many incredible benefits.

This Saturday, November 25 is "Small Business Saturday"which is a day to support your local small businesses and all the good they do for your community.

I understand that it can sometimes be much more convenient and even less expensive to shop online. I'm an Amazon Prime member, and I'm certainly not going to apologize for being one. I also shop locally in New Fairfield and throughout Greater Danbury and have become friends with some of my local merchants and that is the key difference — friendly, person-to-person interaction.

 

Here are 10 awesome Greater Danbury businesses that would love the support on Small Business Saturday:

  • 1

    Caraluzzi's Market

    You can find Caraluzzi Markets in three different locations, Georgetown, Bethel, and Newtown. Yelp reviewers love Caraluzzi's for their delicious homemade prepared foods, friendly staff, and fresh meats and vegetables.

  • 2

    Jewelry Designs

    The legendary Jewelry Designs at 86 Mill Plain Rd. in Danbury has been captivating customers with their handcrafted jewelry since 1980.

  • 3

    Lang's Auto Repair

    I'll admit that Lang's Auto Repair has been my go-to auto mechanic for the last 20 years. I think I've put a couple of the owner's kids through college too. They've always done right by me because they're dependable, the work is always done correctly, and their prices are fair. You'll find Lang's at 527 Federal Rd. in Brookfield.

  • 4

    Matz Lumber Company

    For over 70 years, Matz Lumber has been serving greater Danbury with the finest building materials and supplies. If you have a specific project in mind, stop on in and they'll walk you through the project like they have been since 1942. You'll find Matz Lumber at 212 White St. in Danbury.

  • 5

    The Music Guild

    Since 1967, the Music Guild at 276 Main St. in Danbury has been your full-service music store specializing in vintage guitars, music lessons, and instrument repair. Walking into the Music Guild is like walking into a buddy's cluttered bedroom filled with all kinds of instruments. It just feels right!

  • 6

    Mothership Bakery and Cafe

    Do yourself a big favor and stop by the Mothership Bakery and Cafe at 331 Main St. in downtown Danbury for breakfast or lunch. Everything is made on the premises and everything is delicious! Mindy and I have enjoyed breakfast there many times and it's always outrageous.

  • 7

    The Palace Theatre Danbury

    Before you drop $125 on a ticket to a show in NYC, give the gorgeous Palace Theatre in Danbury at 165 Main St. a try. The Palace is a beautifully remodeled movie theatre where in the old days you might have tried to cop a feel if you were seated in the last row of the balcony. The Palace features musical acts, comedy, and family-friendly theatre. Check out their website by clicking this link or call for show info at 203-794-9944.

  • 8

    Pour Me Coffee and Wine Cafe

    This new Danbury restaurant, Pour Me at 274 Main St. in downtown Danbury is an absolute winner. The owner, Andrea Gartner, the former Director of City Center Danbury has hired a master chef and this Yelp reviewer says it all.

    Amazing food and drink selection which includes chia seed smoothies, all day burritos, paninis, and light fare options too! I'll definitely be back soon.

     

  • 10

    Speedi Sign Digital Graphics

    Speedi Sign is located at 1087 Federal Rd. in Brookfield and I personally love these guys. I was looking for signage for my DJ service, Ethan Carey's Dance Machine and they came through big time! They do vehicle marketing, custom signs, and digital graphics along with banners, posters, and lawn signs.

  • 10

    Workspace Collective

    Workspace Collective combines the shopping experience with designer-led workshops. The shopping experience includes handcrafted jewelry, clothing, bags, along with bath and body. Workspace Collective is the perfect shop for that special unique gift you won't find anywhere else.