6 Ways to Support Shakopee Spots on Small Business Saturday

Traditionally, Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, with deals and promotions at national retailers.  Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to support local businesses and can include much more than shopping.  From craft beer to tasty eats, nail art to holiday fun, here are some ways to support Shakopee’s local businesses this Small Business Saturday and beyond.

  1. Shop at a local retailer.

Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or buying something for yourself, Shakopee’s locally owned retailers stock something for every taste and budget, and the walkable downtown offers a vibrant small town atmosphere.

A few favorite Shakopee shops include menswear store Bill’s Toggery, Ramble On Records, and Real Gem Jewelers.  For home decor, jewelry, and vintage items, check out The Farmhemian. Bluff Creek Boutique and Anchor Boutique stock women’s apparel, accessories, and gift items.

  1. Order a pint or get a growler at a local taproom.

Sip local with beer from one of Shakopee’s craft breweries, which offer an ever-changing selection of brews.  Shakopee Brewhall’s downtown location makes it an ideal spot to swing by during a shopping excursion, and the taproom is also open in the early morning hours, serving a menu of espresso drinks.  Mana Brewing serves both beer and tasty stone-fired pizzas made to order, and Badger Hill Brewing is known for its robust lineup of both traditional crowd-pleasing and unique experimental beers.

  1. Savor a meal at a local restaurant.

Doughnuts, barbecue, pizza, burgers, tacos, pad thai, sushi, steak—whatever you’re craving, it’s on the menu at Shakopee’s local restaurants.  With both casual counter service and more upscale options, you can enjoy a meal out at a variety of price points.  Many local restaurants offer gift cards, which are an ideal stocking stuffer.

  1. Pamper yourself at a local salon.

The holiday season can be stressful—unwind with some pampering at a local salon.  The Pearl Salon offers a full range of hair, color, and lash services, as well as professional-quality products to perfect your routine at home.  At Maxx Spa and Nails, get a classic manicure or holiday-themed nail art.  Salon gift cards also make great holiday gifts.

  1. Enjoy bowling and more at Shakopee Bowl.

Challenge your family to a friendly game of bowling at Shakopee Bowl, which offers open bowling hours daily.  Toddler pricing is available for bowlers 3 and under, and all lanes have automatic bumpers.  In the evenings, Moonlight Bowling with black lights, strobe lights, and cash prizes is scheduled on Saturday.  Shakopee Bowl also hosts live music by a variety of local artists—details about upcoming events are available online.

  1. Get in the holiday spirit at Sever’s.

Sever’s holiday lights display is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.  The half-mile drive through display features over 2.5 million twinkling lights, and after your drive you can park in the observation lot to enjoy the full program.  Festive food and drink vendors will be on hand, and tickets can be purchased in advance online.

With both local businesses and regionally-recognized attractions, Shakopee is a perfect place to stay.  Shakopee is home to Valleyfair, Canterbury Park, and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, and is conveniently located to area attractions including Mystic Lake Casino, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Chanhassen Dinner Theater.

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