Archive for September 2013

Shop Small Day 224: Good's

Last time we talked about custom tables from Conley’s. I mentioned that you don’t have to drive all the way Kewanee to see them. But, here’s another reason you should make the drive… Good’s Furniture! Pack your walking shoes because this small business is huge! 250,000 square feet huge. Yes, there’s even a glass skyway... Read more »

Shop Small Day 223: Conley's Classics & Antiques

The first piece of furniture that my husband and I bought together was our kitchen table. That was almost 17 years ago. The table has made it through three moves and is just as sturdy as the day we bought it. Did I mention that it was handmade and cost $400 for the table and... Read more »

Shop Small Day 222: Appliance Parts Suppliers

Murphy’s Law: when one appliance goes out, they’ll all go out. Having a service person come to the house can get expensive, and time consuming considering a second trip is usually required since the part is never on the truck. Even if you aren’t a self-proclaimed do it yourselfer, you can probably handle most appliance... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 221: Moe's (almost world famous) Diner

Just because you’re on a road trip doesn’t mean you have to stop at chain restaurants along the way. Granted you probably want something quick so you can get back on the road, there are other options besides the “Golden Arches.” If you’re looking for breakfast (any time of the day), lunch, or dinner- and... Read more »

Shop Small Day 220: Closings, changes, and updates

Here we go again. Two more small businesses are about to close their doors. This is, by far, the most frustrating part of this challenge: watching incredible shops say goodbye. Granted, some are retiring, some move out of state, but, for the most part, it’s difficult competing with the chains. However, none of those answers... Read more »

Shop Small Day 219: Glik's

It’s great finding a small shop you love while on vacation. It’s even better when they have an online store so you can keep shopping with them once you’re back home. I also love that this small business is making it big time! Welcome to Glik’s. Providing staples and trends since 1897, Glik’s is still... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 218: Riverbrook Bike & Ski

In the past 10 years I think I have rode my bicycle twice. So the reason I was intrigued to check out today’s shop was less about the inventory and more about the building itself. But, I left the store feeling enthusiastic about both! Riverbrook Bike & Ski isn’t just a great small shop, it’s... Read more »