These are some of our favorite locally owned businesses
(listed in totally random order)
Go to them, shop with them, use their services and talk about them!
1800 NE 23rd Ave Gainesville
Indigo Green Store
322 SW 4th Ave Gainesville
(352) 378-2285 Mildred’s Big City Food 3445 W University Ave Gainesville
(352) 371-1711 Flashbacks Recycled Fashions 509 NW 10th Ave Gainesville
(352) 375-3752 Furniture and Things 22 NE 11th St Gainesville
(352) 381-5577 Molly and Friends 1847 S Main St Gainesville
(352) 337-1535 Sweetwater Organic Coffee 1331 South Main Street Gainesville (352) 372-8342 Blue Highway Pizza 204 N.E. US Highway 441 Micanopy (352) 466-0062 Randy Batista Photography and Gallery 21 SE 2nd Place Gainesville
(352) 375-1911 Ward’s Supermarket 515 NW 23rd Ave Gainesville (352) 372-1741 Sunflower Health Foods 87 SW 34th St Gainesville (352) 372-7482 Book Lovers Vegetarian Cafe 505 NW 13th St Gainesville (352) 384-0090
Kickin Devil Cafe 2017 NE 27th Ave Gainesville (352) 505-6660 Sweetwater Branch Inn 625 E University Ave Gainesville (352) 373-6760 Uppercrust Bakery 4116 NW 16th Blvd Gainesville (352) 376-7187
Crevasse’s Regency Florist 3409 W University Ave Gainesville (352) 372-3322
How Shopping Locally Helps us All
Protect our Community’s Character and Prosperity
Gainesville is unlike any other city in the world. By choosing to support locally owned businesses, you help maintain our community’s diversity and unique spirit.
Locally owned businesses build strong neighborhoods; we sustain communities, link neighbors, and contribute more to local causes.
Local Decision Making
Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.
Keeping Your Dollars in the Local Economy
When you shop at a locally owned business, your dollars have three times the impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development.
More Jobs and Better Wages
Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and generally provide better wages and benefits than chains do.
Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.
Public Benefits and Costs
Local neighborhood stores require less infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.
A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
Do you have any favorite places in Gainesville that are locally owned?
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