Monday, November 26, 2012
The event, designed to counter big box stores’ Black Friday attracted shopper to small area-businesses.
Several Ladue Businesses along Clayton Road were featured on Fox2 News, as shoppers took part on Small Business Saturday. The event, sponsored by American Express, was designed to get shoppers to support local businesses after the Black Friday shopping holiday. “It’s really put us on the map,” Sallie Kramer, owner of Sallie Home Shop, told Fox2. “They come here and we take care of them individually.” Tell us in our comments: did you participate in Small Business Saturday? Were you satisfied with the local offerings?
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Several local small businesses are participating in Small Business Saturday Nov. 24.
After a long day of Black Friday sales launching the holiday rush, American Express is aiming to remind consumers to "shop small" for Small Business Saturday Nov. 24. Whether you're looking to dine out, grab some presents for the holidays or seeking a specific service, the American Express website provides a list of participating small, local businesses in Ladue and Frontenac. Click here to see where to shop this Saturday. Looking for a particular local business? Then check out our directory. What do you think? Where are your favorite local places to shop or eat out? Are you a small business owner? Why do you like to shop in Ladue and Frontenac? Tell us in the Comments.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Each week, we will nominate a new restaurant for you to review. That's right, you're the local expert.
When it comes to restaurants, Creve Coeur, Frontenac, Ladue and Olivette have it covered. We have some great local places that many would consider community gems. We have some restaurants that aren't exactly mom-and-pop, but are unique to the area, and we certainly—for better or for worse—have plenty of chains lining our main streets. But what we don't have is a consistent food critic to tell us what's good and what's not. That's where you come in. We could throw some money at a professional food critic, but that's not exactly what Patch is all about. We'd much rather know the opinion of the fine folks that eat there day-in and day-out. It's your community. You eat the food. You tell us if it passes the mark. Each week in Friday Food …