With Black Friday looming, now is the time to ask yourself the tough questions, like, “Do I really want to camp outside a big-box store in the cold just to get a deal on yet another TV?” Assuming the answer is “no,” we’ve got some good news. Thornton has plenty of locally owned shops, boutiques, and service providers to help you start—and finish—your holiday shopping without ever leaving town.
In honor of Small Business Saturday, we’re sharing some of the many benefits—to buyers, businesses and even the environment!—of shopping locally. By keeping your hard-earned money in Thornton, whether shopping, dining or investing in local services, your local spending can:
- Create local jobs
- Raise sales tax revenue to fund local services, like fire, police and roads
- Support businesses’ secondary spending in Thornton
- Invest in entrepreneurship (which helps families move out of low-wage jobs)
- Promote competition and diversity
- Provide networking opportunities for YOUR business
- Reduce pollution, sprawl and habitat loss
- Provide you with a more enjoyable shopping experience (we tend to get better treatment from our neighbors!)
Shop Local at these Thornton Businesses
Not sure where to get started for your Black Friday and Small Business Saturday shopping? We’re highlighting four local businesses worth checking out!
1. La Botana
8995 Washington St., Thornton
This long-time family cantina offers a homey atmosphere and varied menu of classic Mexican favorites, including all-day breakfast. Swing by with a friend while you’re out shopping this Black Friday or Small Business Saturday!
2. H Frame Custom Framing & Art
550 Thornton Pkwy., Thornton
Whether you’ve found that perfect watercolor landscape for your sister’s mantel or you want to gift your father with a historical document for his collection, H Frame Custom Framing & Art can complement your piece with just the right mat and frame.
8520 Washington St., Thornton
Discover a chic and budget-friendly outfit or accessory for the special woman on your holiday list while supporting a local business.
4. Pet Ranch
3833 E. 120th Ave., Thornton
Everyone knows someone who spoils their pet! Treat the animal-lover on your list to a new carrier, adorable clothing, pet stroller or a gift basket filled with unique products and treats!
5. Planet T’s
10205 Washington St, Thornton, CO 80229
Uncover a treasure trove of diverse designs, from chic to funky, at their custom tee emporium. Dive into the extensive collection featuring not only tees but also cozy sweatshirts, trendy hats, and vibrant banners.
6. Jessicas’s Fashion Boutique
3913 E 120th Ave Unit B, Thornton, CO 80233
Explore their curated collection of haute couture, chic casual wear, and exquisite formal attire. Indulge in the latest trends and timeless classics, meticulously selected to elevate your style.
7. High Maintenance Art
8514 Pearl St, Thornton, CO 80229
Experience the fusion of passion and precision as you explore their treasure trove, where every stroke is elevated to a masterpiece. From vibrant pigments to premium canvases, fine brushes to avant-garde tools, they’ve curated a selection that fuels your artistic journey.
For more information contact:
Thornton Economic Development Office
303-538-7605 · email@example.com