Small Business Saturday in York, PA
November 22, 2017
Planning Your Route for Small Business Saturday in York, PA
For many of us, the holiday season is a time for connecting with friends, family, and our closest colleagues. Whether you’re gathering around a dinner table or watching your favorite football team, this time of year is filled with traditions, memories, and phenomenal food.
In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, many of you have probably started thinking about crossing a few items off your shopping list. From deciding what to buy for friends and family to where to go shopping, it can be a hassle putting together a detailed plan.
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of our favorite corner stores, cafes, bistros, and specialty shops we love to visit during Small Business Saturday. Located right here in the heart of York, we included our list of favorite places to eat, shop, entertain, and relax with friends and family.
First, let’s find something for the kids to do while you’re shopping.
At VIG, we love taking the occasional break with co-workers and colleagues. From pinball machines you enjoyed growing up to the latest digital games your kids will love. If you’re looking for great way to kick back and enjoy some family fun, Timeline Arcade is the place for you.
Don’t worry about bringing your quarters either, you simply pay by the hour and have unlimited play! (Good luck if you think you’ll be done in an hour though!)
Cross everything off your list of stores ranging from boutiques to sweets.
Offering everything from breathtaking jewelry to memorials, pendants, jars, keepsakes, and even classes, Antiquita Glassworks is your one-stop shop for glass gifts for the holidays.
I-ron-ic Coffee Shop and Art Boutique
Combining the best in local art, food, and one-of-a-kind items, Ironic offers something for every taste. Whether you’re looking for a unique centerpiece for your home or just want to grab a cup of coffee with friends, Ironic is the place for you.
Parliament Art Gallery
Looking for the very best York has to offer? For years, Parliament Art Gallery has partnered with local artists to showcase pieces and transform the downtown York culture.
On Saturday, the Taste Test Incubator Cafe will open up at 8 AM and be serving in the Bistec until 11 PM. Bring over your receipt from one of our local businesses and get a free coffee!
The Parliament Arts Organization will also have some crafty friends selling items during their “Shop Crafty on Small Business Saturday” event; the perfect spot to get your holiday shopping started!
Books & Movies
Comic Store West
Have a Marvel or DC comic fanatic on your list? From classic comic books to the latest games and trading cards, find the latest magazines and collectibles all in one location.
The York Book Emporium
Do you or someone you know love the feel of hardcover or paperback books? From classic to contemporary, The York Book Emporium offers over 250,000 titles to choose from. Take a look!
Po’s Bookstore & More
With everything from classic titles to the latest releases, Po’s offers so much more than just a book buying experience. Stop in to browse his selection or challenge yourself to a game of chess.
Also – if you get the chance, be sure to introduce yourself to “Po”. You’ll soon be a customer for life!
Candy, Baked Goods, & Sweets
Whether you’re looking for something for breakfast, lunch, or any occasion, Copper Crust has something for you. With croissants, cakes, muffins, scones, cookies, and even a full menu, they have something for every palate.
What’s a great addition to any occasion? Cupcakes!
Just Cupcakes offers delicious treats in a variety of flavors. Our personal favorite is the Chocolate Peanut Butter. Give it a try!
Looking for a healthy snack that satisfies cravings? Sarah’s Snacks offers a full line of delicious & healthy snacks that are perfect for any occasion. Have a special someone in mind? Be sure to check out their array of gift baskets!
Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories
Arthur & Daughters
Are you looking for the best in women’s fashion? Arthur & Daughters features a range of high-end clothing from world-renowned brands and their own collection, “Private Label”.
My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe
With unbeatable deals on handbags, jewelry, shoes, and other accessories, My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe is your one-stop shop for the latest deals and designs.
Revolt Style Studio
Are you looking for unique style you just can’t find anywhere else? Revolt has the look for you. With vintage, handmade, and local items, you’ll be sure to find something that matches your tastes.
The Watchmaker’s Daughter
Looking for a gift for that special someone? With a wide selection of new, vintage, and handmade jewelry, The Watchmaker’s Daughter has something for every occasion.
Looking for something fun, unique, and fashionable? Look no further than Sweet Melissa’s. Specializing in the latest organic and locally made clothing for women, Sweet Melissa’s has something for you!
Decorations & Flowers
Foster’s Flower Shop
Foster’s is located right around the corner from Central Market. Over the years, most of our staff has purchased arrangements for significant others at Fosters and simply just tell them what the budget is and they do the rest!
Need a florist for your wedding? For over 15 years, Foster’s has partnered with brides across the commonwealth to deliver exceptional service and impeccable products.
For years, Chas. A. Schaefer Flowers has provided the finest floral arrangements for businesses and families in the York area. From bouquets to boutonnieres Schaefer has everything you need.
Games, Hobby Shops & Toys
B&E Junction Electric Trains
For over 15 years, B&E has specialized in model electric trains. From antique Lionel Trains to accessories, sets, and tracks, B&E is your one-stop shop for the train enthusiast on your list.
In our opinion, this is probably one of the coolest shops in downtown York. Though from the outside it may look small, once you step in you can see the passion they bring for model trains and the inventory of product is unbelievable!
Vault Video Games
Relive your childhood with all the classic games you grew up with. From Atari to Donkey Kong and everything in between, Vault Video Games specializes in providing games you just can’t find anywhere else. The collection is incredible and the staff is fantastic!
If you’ve been to Vault before, then don’t head back to the same location. Vault recently relocated even closer to the heart of York and are breaking in a new and expanded facility.
Gifts & Collectibles
Cheire Anne Designs
With one-of-a-kind handmade creations and an impeccable level of craftsmanship, Cheire Anne Designs delivers unique pieces in a warm & inviting atmosphere.
From customizable wedding materials to décor, jewelry, and clothing, Kimman’s offers a unique collection of breathtaking items that are perfect for any occasion.
Sunrise Soap Company
Looking for the best in bath and beauty products? Sunrise Soap Company is the premier provider of soaps, lotions, body butter, and accessories for the York, Lancaster, and Gettysburg areas.
Just walking into this store, you can smell the amazing fragrances and unique soaps. You may also learn a thing or two while you’re in!
The Appell Center (formerly the Stand)
Looking for a great way to relax after a long day of shopping? The Appell Center is offering breathtaking shows all throughout the day.
Some of the events and shows coming up include:
- 11/25 – It’s A Wonderful Life
- 11/28 – B – The Underwater Bubble Show
- 12/1 – Free First Friday Family Film: The Muppet Christmas Carol
- 12/3 – Canadian Brass
- 12/18 – Kenny G
- 12/31 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Getting an Early Start – Let’s Grab Some Breakfast!
Hungry? Mezzogiorno is one of the best-kept secrets in York. From contemporary dishes with a unique twist to daily specials, Mezzogiorno is the place to stop for breakfast, lunch, or an occasional snack. On Saturday, they’ll be server breakfast from 7 AM to 11 AM and transition into lunch from 11 AM to 11:30 AM.
Tim, the chef at Mezzogiorno once told a few members of our staff to “never trust a skinny chef” and after trying his food, we’ll never doubt him!
Coffee or Tea
Start Your Day Off With a Coffee or Tea
The Green Bean Roasting Company
With a wonderful atmosphere and outstanding flavors, the Green Bean Roasting Company has long been a favorite of York locals.
To be honest, this place is so convenient. It’s a walk-up window so you can get your drink and keep shopping!
From coffee to delicious breakfast treats, Ironic’s second location offers the best in coffee and convenience. Stop by and say hello while you’re downtown.
Is it time for lunch already?
For over 50 years, DiCarlo’s Pizza has instilled their tradition of providing unique products and delicious pizza to customers across the east coast. With their signature style pizza and family-friendly atmosphere, DiCarlo’s is a VIG favorite.
It’s ok to drink before noon when you’ve been up shopping all morning, right?
BrewVino features a casual dining atmosphere partnered with exquisite dishes inspired by local traditions. With two great locations, it’s the perfect stop for a great meal. BrewVino also features a fantastic list of craft beer which generally includes a number of our local favorites!
Weekly features and made-to-order wraps or salads put LettUsKnow as one of our favorite stops for the VIG crew.
Design your own or start with something off the menu. It’s one of the freshest spots in the city.
ROOST Uncommon Kitchen
Don’t get me wrong, we were incredibly disappointed when we heard we wouldn’t be able to visit the infamous Baron Von Schwein for an ultimate bowl anymore, but boy did they do a fantastic job transitioning into ROOST!
It’s downhome cooking with a twist. ROOST offers the best in locally sourced dishes with impeccable variety. From breakfast to lunch and everything in between, ROOST is for you.
When you walk past a local business and see the owner (Darren) outside greeting folks as they pass by, you know it’s going to be an easy local business to support.
Stage Deli is your one-stop shop for a great lunch and warm atmosphere. With rotating daily specials, you’ll always be surprised with a unique dish!
Shopping Does Get Exhausting, Ready For an Adult Drink?
Collusion Tap Works
Great food and exceptional beer is just around the corner. Collusion Tap Works offers an extensive menu featuring over 20 beers on tap. With daily list changes and a growing portfolio, you can always find something new and exciting.
On Saturday, Collusion is hosting its first-ever Oysterfest from noon until they run out of oysters. They will also be tapping their new oyster stout Spindrifter (made with real oyster shells).
Iron Horse York
From their Grilled Chicken Avocado Club to a range of gourmet burgers, the Iron Horse of York offers high-end dining and drinks with a casual atmosphere.
While You’re in Town, Plan Dinner with the family!
Rockfish Public House
Have a love and passion for seafood? So do we! With an extensive menu featuring wild-caught Atlantic seafood, Rockfish Public House is York’s premier fine dining and seafood restaurant.
White Rose Bar & Grill
For more than 80 years, the White Rose Bar & Grill has been a downtown favorite for York locals. With an extensive menu of delicious dishes, the White Rose will always have a place in the heart of York.