What’s Your Reason for not Shopping ‘Shop Small Business Saturday’?

 In Supported Events, Uncategorized, Uptown Proud

uptown planter displayEvery year, it seems, I ask this question and the usual response is “there’s nothing I want to buy in Uptown (Kingston)”.

My response – especially this year – is, “um…have you been in Uptown recently?”

For some, this is simply a carryover from the bad old post-IBM, post-mall days. As Uptown withered, they went elsewhere and simply never came back. Or some find parking is a hassle or it’s easier to shop online.

But the Millenial Generation is changing the game.  Studies show that Millenials want brick and mortar, they want small specialty shops, cozy dining, and groovy cafes. They want to buy local and support entrepreneurial spirit.

This Saturday – November 25, 2017 – is Shop Small Business Saturday, where holiday shoppers are encouraged to rediscover local businesses and support hometown mom-and-pop (and sometimes pop-and-pop – you get the idea…lol) shops, restaurants and services, keeping local money local. From gifts to gift certificates to holiday hostess gifts to amazing restaurants and cafes to replenish yourself, it’s all here!!

And if you still need a reason, here’s 48 to start with – all members of KUBA.  Happy shopping!!


Beauty Depot

bluecashew Kitchen Homestead

Boitson’s Restaurant 


Broadway Photo Booth

Capsule Collection Boutique

Catskill Art & Office Supply

Catskill Mercantile

Chops Grill

Dallas Hot Weiners

Diego’s Taqueria

Dietz Stadium Diner

Ecce Terra

Exit 19

Fairly New Thrift Shop

Green Thumb Plant Care

Halfmoon Books

Hamilton & Adams

Herzog’s Home & Paint Centers

Hudson Valley Bodyworks

Jane’s Ice Cream

Jennifer Lynn Interiors

JK’s Wine & Liquor

John Paolo’s Xtreme Beauty Institute

Karina’s Dresses

Keegan Ales

Kingston Candy Bar

Kingston Consignments

Le Canard Enchaine

Le Shag Salon

The Lunchbox

MAC Fitness

Oak 42

People’s Place

Petalos Floral

Pugsly’s Side Show Barbershop

Redwood Bar & Restaurant 

Santa Fe Restaurant

Schneider’s Jewelers

Signature Fitness

Stella’s Restaurant

Stockade Martial Arts

Uncanny Gallery

Uptown Coffee

Kingston Uptown Grill Diner 

Yoga House

Yum Yum Noodle Bar


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