Small Business Saturday

Real Estate Agent with CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC 228537

cary shops collage

We are extremely fortunate to live in North Carolina! We have the mountains. We have the ocean. We have art, culture, technology, great food, even furniture.

We can find just about anything we need and want made right here in our backyard. That is exactly why it's never been easier to avoid the stress of crowded malls this Wonderful Holiday Season by shopping at locally owned businesses.

This upcoming Saturday, November 24th is Shop Local Saturday!

With all the fantastically talented local artisans around here making everything from scratch, you can find anything from home made pasta, honey, locally-made furniture & so much more. We can be sure we'll find everything on our holiday list exploring our downtown shops from Clayton to Cary & Chapel Hill’s Southern Seasons.

Here's is a list with just a fraction of all the fabulous little shops we frequent including my personal fave: Once in a Blue Moon Bakery. Do you know what heaven tastes like in the form of butter, eggs and sugar? 

I hope you will commit to shopping local this weekend. It's never been more important to pour our hard earned dollars back into our local communities.

Your snapshot of all the great local shops we have in the area:


The Perfect Piece 212 E. Chatham St.

Purple Polka Dot 114 S. Academy St. 

Ashworth Drugstore 105 W. Chatham St.

Cute Buttons Gift and Paper Boutique 115-A West Chatham St. (Ashworth Village)

The Flower Cupboard 215 E. Chatham St.

Adore Boutique: 4226 Northwest Cary Parkway

Swagger: 2425 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC

Gigi's Crescent Commons

2068 Kildaire Farm Road

Cary, NC 27511


Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm

Lafayette Village

8480 Honeycutt Road, Suite 110

Raleigh, NC 27615


Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 12pm-4pm

If you are new to the area and have not had a chance to visit historic downtown Apex you are in for a real treat. Oozing old school, small town charm there is no shortage of unique shops and tasty places to grab a bite when you need a break from all that shopping.

Businesses in Downtown Clayton

Go Downtown Raleigh Website is an amazing resource.

Your local Farmer's Markets are a great choice for your live Christmas tree!

'Tis the season for local shopping! -Sharon

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Gold Sales Club - Top Producer

Cell: 919-417-4367




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Sylvia E. Miller
Coastal Properties - Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Real Estate Connection

I'm with you, Sharon. I live in Carpinteria, one of the nicest small seadside towns left in California. We always make a point of supporting our local shops. The 1st Friday of every month, all the local shops stay open until 9PM showing their local customers their appreciation by serving them snacks & beverages, and offering special sales. Small town America is alive & well in North Carolina & Central California! Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 22, 2012 04:14 AM #1
1~Laura Filip
1~Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Sharon awesome post and congrats on it getting features this week. Saturday will be a great shopping day and supporting local will mean alot to the local businesses.

Nov 22, 2012 04:14 AM #2
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Congrats on the feature. I have often wondered why people leave St. Thomas and move to North Carolina. Now I know  some of the reasons why!

Nov 22, 2012 04:45 AM #3
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Thank you Laura, Van and Sylvia for your great comments, let's all support our local economy. Hope you did not eat too much turkey today :O)

Nov 22, 2012 07:10 AM #4
Nan Jester
Exit Real Estate Gallery Jacksonville Beach, FL - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Realtor, Exit Real Estate Gallery

Hi Sharon. Happy Thanksgiving.  We have a ton of cute little shops here, too. Love to patronize locally.

Nov 22, 2012 08:38 AM #5
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Sharon, I love the way you did this. Very nice job. I can see why you want so many to shop locally.

Nov 22, 2012 08:46 AM #6
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


I think you have sold a lot of people on Cary, North Carolina.  It sounds like a charming area.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Nov 22, 2012 09:24 AM #7
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Sharon, shopping with locally-owned businesses is such an important thing to do.  It is difficult for them with all the big-box stores around... but somehow we all need to remember them.  Great post!

Nov 22, 2012 10:30 AM #8
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

We have this campaign going on.."Shop Local".  We want  to keep the money in our community rather than in a bigger community..


Nov 22, 2012 11:20 AM #9
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA
I love North Carolina, although I live in PA....we have some pretty great shops/small businesses here too!
Nov 22, 2012 11:29 AM #10
Christina Sanchez Hood
Palo Alto, CA
#SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living

Sharon, I too support Small Business Saturday and greatly appreciate the way that you have showcased your local businesses.  Wishing you and your local small businesses a BIG Saturday!

Nov 22, 2012 11:38 AM #11
Michele Cadogan-Cell 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

Shopping local this Small Business Saturday Weekend- in North Carolia-  Looking to Buy or Sell Real Esate  stop in and see Sharon Kowitz 

Address: 1903 High House Road, Cary , NC, 27519

Relocation Certified Specialist
Gold Sales Club - Top Producer

Cell: 919-417-4367

Nov 22, 2012 11:40 AM #12
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Sharon, supporting local business is definitely critical to local economic recovery. Good for you for proviing your readers with this information as they anticipate their Black Friday purchases.


Nov 22, 2012 12:38 PM #13
Joel Weihe
Realty World Alliance - Wichita, KS
Helping you to use your VA home loan benefits

My Aunt lives in NC and I agree it is a wonderful place.

Nov 22, 2012 01:21 PM #14
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
Is this event just in your area or is it a Nationwide concept?
Nov 22, 2012 01:24 PM #15
Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

Good morning Nan, Evelyn, Tammie, Karen, Ginger, Joy, Christina, Michele, Frank and Sharon, Joel and Cheryl-Wow!!!

Thank you for all your wonderful comments and support. Cheryl you asked if this is a local business support or national? When I google Small Business Day I see Amex and Money Maz are supporting and advertizing Saturday after Black Friday as Small Business Day. Checkout the article and YouTube link 

Happy Shopping Ladies and Gentlemen :O)


Nov 22, 2012 08:38 PM #16
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Sharon, you have a lot of great choices for shopping at small local businesses. This is what will improve our economy.

Nov 22, 2012 09:20 PM #17
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Local businesses are the best! We always try to support them in hopes that they will stay around. it's so hard for them to compete. For example, an independent book store practically has no chance as it can't afford to discount like the big chains or Amazon and it's so wonderful to have them around. Sometimes I think independent book stores should be supported by the community to some extent, kind of like public libraries.

Nov 22, 2012 09:29 PM #18
Kim Carlson 480-993-9384 - Mesa, AZ
Valley of the Sun Realtor, Seller Specialist

I love Small Business Saturday! It's a great way to support your oun community!

Nov 24, 2012 01:37 AM #19
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sharon, I hope the public did save some dollars for the small business Saturday, and those business owners that give their lives for their business!

Dec 06, 2012 10:02 AM #20
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