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Press photos by Paul CmilWilliam and Tanya Saruba grab a coffee at Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., first thing during Small Business Saturday Nov. 25. Press photos by Paul CmilWilliam and Tanya Saruba grab a coffee at Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., first thing during Small Business Saturday Nov. 25.
James Shankweiler gets his breakfast sandwich from Frank Landi at Pies On Bistro, 102 Pine St. James Shankweiler gets his breakfast sandwich from Frank Landi at Pies On Bistro, 102 Pine St.
Chris Rappaport, Renee Orsini and Cheryl Butler pick out gifts at the pop-up shop at Bridge Street Studio & Gallery, 121 Bridge St. Chris Rappaport, Renee Orsini and Cheryl Butler pick out gifts at the pop-up shop at Bridge Street Studio & Gallery, 121 Bridge St.
Jose Louis and Manny Zapata of Kingdom Cuts, 115 Pine St., offer haircuts to Robert Delker and Jesael. Jose Louis and Manny Zapata of Kingdom Cuts, 115 Pine St., offer haircuts to Robert Delker and Jesael.
Katie Lawlor and Aliyah Remetz look at the season’s latest collections at Julia’s 4 Seasons, 327 Front St. Katie Lawlor and Aliyah Remetz look at the season’s latest collections at Julia’s 4 Seasons, 327 Front St.
Alicia VanDerSluis gives a few pointers at her painting class at Gallery 415, located at 415 Front St. Alicia VanDerSluis gives a few pointers at her painting class at Gallery 415, located at 415 Front St.

Shoppers are urged to spend locally

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Opportunities in Catasauqua on Small Business Saturday

Shopping local is the latest adventure in the holiday season. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, holiday shoppers are urged to get out, shop locally and meet business owners on Small Business Saturday, this year held Nov. 25.

Catasauqua is looking to highlight its local businesses with hopes to attract more artisans to a business district that looks forward to a revitalized future with Iron Works.

Shopping locally has a regular routine. The best start is a good cup of coffee and breakfast. Take in some French press coffee at Blocker’s Coffeehouse, then stroll over to Pies On Bistro for a good breakfast sandwich to go.

Need to look good before the holiday festivities? A stop at Kingdom Cuts is a good way to freshen up your look.

Pop-up stores are increasing in popularity. One appeared on Bridge Street. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church embraced pop-up shops long ago, calling them local craft sales.

Plenty of places welcome shoppers with a variety of adult beverages and delicious food. Try out some tacos at Tony’s Top Cat or a stromboli at Pies On Pizza. Aquastat Lounge is open for those bored with shopping.

Jaunt across the river to Tony’s Hobby Shop or stop by Julia’s 4 Seasons for even more goodies. You can get Blondie’s cupcakes delivered or grab a paintbrush and take a painting class at Gallery 415.

It’s never too late to shop locally and support your neighbors.