We celebrate our small businesses in Downtown year-round but join in the national movement to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, November 30th. Why shop local? Each dollar you spend at an independent business returns three times more money to our local economy than one dollar spent at a chain!
This Small Business Saturday, drop by the Shop Small Welcome Station in Selden Market from 10am-2pm for an independent shopping blitz! Pick up free goodies from American Express and a Shop Small shopping list of participating Downtown businesses. Plus there will be a few surprises in store for shoppers! Don’t tell anyone but you might just win a gift card to your favorite Downtown boutique or café…
At Selden Market you can find the best gifts that support small local businesses. A one-of-a-kind experience in a historic venue, the market gives a home to inspired shops from Norfolk’s up and coming retailers and restauranteurs. There’s no place better to shop small and hyper-local. On your way out, swing through the Slover Library gift shop for a literary-inspired present for the book lover in your life.
Monticello Arcade might be the hidden holiday gem of Downtown! Snap a selfie with the beautiful tree in the historic building’s atrium and then shop for gift cards at VIP Nail Salon or find luxurious gifts and cheeky items for men and women at the boutique in Smooth.
Dinner On You
You can’t go wrong with a restaurant gift certificate as a holiday gift. Give a gift certificate from one of the many independent and local Downtown restaurants. You can even give a gift certificate to Downtown Norfolk Restaurant Week this January. Just click hereto order through DNC.
The Mall Has It All
We are so lucky to have MacArthur Center in Downtown to cover all your shopping needs, with one million square feet of retail offerings and an ever-growing collection of small and independent boutique shops.
Get It on Granby
Once lined with Norfolk’s iconic department stores, Granby Street is now home to unique retail and independent, local restaurants. The historic buildings hold great opportunities for gift inspiration from retailers like Prince Ink, The Rustic Tart and Sole Food Kicks.