Are You an Independent Consumer?

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That is great – and THANK YOU!

We’re proud to be a small business in East Dallas.

We also live here and really love this part of town, and we know it to be a special place within our larger city.  Wonderful folks like you often say they you’re pleased we’re here and show interest and desire to support us, but summer is just a slow time for all small businesses.  So we decided to reach out to our fellow mom and pop shops, and do something that will help us all.

We are calling it the *Independents Trail*.  We are literally creating a *trail* of East Dallas businesses on one solid card that will be available for a small fee ($5-$10), with that money going directly to one or more local charities and nonprofits.

All participating businesses will be listed on the card with a space to punch.  The card holder will get a deal of some kind at each of the businesses marked (for example, a certain discount, a freebie, or even a ‘wheel of fortune’ to determine the prize!)  Customers will be able to use the discount only *once* at each business, and are therefore encouraged to go around to all the other locations and sample their wares while enjoying discounts.  The idea is that folks will be motivated to try new places outside the ‘usual stomping grounds!’

We plan to announce this initiative through local all local media.

What we are trying to do is band together, not swim in separate silos… we’re going to prove that East Dallas does things differently because we’re individuals with initiative, drive, and love for each other.  Competition is good for everyone and for the economy at large, but banding together to help each other is even better.

We will be announcing as soon as we know for sure which businesses will be onboard with the ‘Trail.  Stay tuned for info and where to get your cards!

We are HERE:  East Dallas!

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New in Store – Great Stuff Dad Will Love

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Hey there!  Just a reminder we’re still here – hidden slightly behind all the big trucks full of tools and guys at 190 Meats that are busy working on the space next door (formerly Quesa-d-ya’s). They are bringing their specialty smoked meat products to our hood, and are telling me they are aiming to be open within three weeks!  So you are now the first to know.

As if that’s not enough to make your daddy happy, we have some cool stuff too!  Some of these literally just came to us in the past week, so timing is great.  Come take a look soon.

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Silver and Copper cuffs – large enough for dad.  Mike Malone

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One of kind writing implements.  Because dad is definitely nothing if not one of a kind.

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Tiles and coasters – Save when you buy four or you can mix and match

them individually.  Find his favorite pop icon!

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Flying Fish (old school fish!) by Traci Hutton.  For the man cave.

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How manly are steel salt and pepper shakers, or heavy copper bracelets

by TC Hensel?

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And for the herpetologist/ anthropologist / geologist dad – we offer

the exclusive Jurassic Park 1 Series of terraria with easy-care air

plants.  By Allan Zartman.