Ever wondered how small businesses can survive during a boom of online retailers and drop shippers looking to go gangbusters? Well — and I’m no professor of economics — pretty much by shoppers buying things from their businesses. In that vein, Cole Hardware, a San Francisco-born-and-raised business since 1959, just
At the risk of sounding like a loud-mouth, white trash, pageant mom, I GOT Y’ALL SOMETHIN’ TA SAY, GODDERNUT! I love coupons! I do. There comes a time, at the end of your grocery store run, when the coupons come out of the cash register with your receipt. That is
‘Tis the season once more, and we find ourselves looking for thoughtful gifts for our favorite people. Explore this gift guide featuring small businesses and local artists showcasing their work in the East Bay. We’ve uncovered unique treasures perfect for gifting while also supporting the heartbeat of our local community.
As someone whose main livelihood revolves around holidays, and not in the, “what’s my tablescape going to be this year?”-kind of way, I’ve learned a lot about the shopping habits of my fellow Americans. Our culture embraces a lot of corporate-created holidays for the sake of selling shit, but that