The 25 Days of Shopping Locally

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This week's cover story on supporting local businesses kicks off a whole month of holiday shopping. We here at the Bohemian aim to inspire your shopping to happen locally, for a variety of reasons. One, it helps the local economy. Two, it sends a message to the big-box chains who think they can get away with paying employees terribly. Three, chain stores are totally boring, and shopping online is lonely.

All through the month of December leading up to Christmas Day, we'll be posting testimonials to North Bay businesses we love in Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties, the types of places that come immediately to mind when someone says "Name a local business you can't live without." Think of them as positive reviews by people you know you can trust—people who've lived and worked here for years.

When small businesses thrive, we all benefit. This December, get out there and shop locally.

—Gabe Meline, Editor


(Click through for links to reviews.)

Dec. 1: Pine Grove General Store

Dec. 2: Asef's Appliance

Dec. 3: Pearl Wonderful Clothing
Dec. 4: Mike's Bikes
Dec. 5: Clothes Fit Alterations and Amani's Man's Clothing

Dec. 6: Flying Goat Coffee

Dec. 7: Calistoga Inn

Dec. 8: Bedrock Music and Video

Dec. 9: G&G Supermarket

Dec. 10: Video Bob's Starbase No. 1 Arcade

Dec. 11: Golden Carrot Natural Foods

Dec. 12: Video Droid

Dec. 13: Northbay Computer Systems

Dec. 14: Napa Valley Coffee Roasting Co.

Dec. 15: Napa Music Supply

Dec. 16: California Luggage Co.

Dec. 17: The Toyworks

Dec. 18: Fatty's Threads

Dec. 19: Brotherhood Board Shop

Dec. 20: Corrick's

Dec. 21: County Regional Parks

Dec. 22: Wee Three Children's Store

Dec. 23: Gardeners Aid

Dec. 24: Mission Ace



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