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Andersonville Is Loving Everything Local This Weekend

localWhen it comes to local spirit, Edgewater makes no mistake that supporting independent businesses is the thing to do. And in continuing with their passion for community involvement, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is presenting  Andersonville Loves Local this weekend, February 7 & 8.

The weekend promises to be filled with great shopping and dining for everyone. Plus look for great deals, special events, entertainment and free refreshments. Since Valentine’s Day is the following weekend, this could be your opportunity to snag the perfect gift at the perfect price. Some possibilities are 14% off at Terry’s Toffee in the Galleria, 10% off at Deana Rose Handmade Jewelry and Early To Bed will be giving away free tote bags with $40 and free Valentine’s wrapping. Plus, if you are a LoLo member, you can earn double reward points this Saturday and Sunday.

The Andersonville Chamber’s Jessica Hammer is proud of the neighborhood’s passion for local business. She said,”Our local residents are aware that the unique local businesses in Andersonville play a large part in making this neighborhood a great place to live and a special place to visit, so they go out of their way to support the local businesses.”

As the residents do, the area businesses also get into the local pride. Ms. Hammer added, “Our business owners know how important this neighborhood is to keeping their businesses healthy, so they work hard to support local schools and charities; show their appreciation to local customers through personalized service, special events (like our Late Night holiday shopping events), rewards programs (like LoLo or an in-house program), and many other ways; and they do their best to make sure their business contributes to Andersonville’s unique, local character.

At a time of year when many businesses feel the economic pinch and are looking for ways of attracting customers, Andersonville Loves Local should bring in that extra traffic so desired. Unlike the sub-zero temperatures we saw at this time last year, this weekend is forecasted to be in the 30s an gives us an opportunity to hit the town!

Here is the current list of participants:

SHOPPING

5140 Shop by Bret L Taylor Design

Andersonville Galleria  Shop great deals at the following Galleria-based designers and artisans:

Alamo Shoes  10% off any non-sale merchandise.

Borderline Music

Cassona 10% off regular priced merchandise. Not to be combined with any other offer.

City Olive Earn Double Dough (10% rewards) if you are a LoLo member

Deana Rose Handmade Jewelry  10% off handmade jewelry.

Early To Bed Earn Double Dough (10% rewards) if you are a LoLo member; FREE tote bag with $40 purchase; FREE Valentine’s Day Gift Wrapping, plus sips and snacks.

Foursided Enter a raffle to win a framed, original print by a local artist.

Green Genes

GreenSky  Earn Double Dough (10% rewards) if you are a LoLo member + 20% off all jewelry.

Mercantile M  Nibbles and cocktails from 5-7:30. Anyone who tells us a joke receives 15% off the most expensive item they buy. (Yes, you really do have to tell us a joke!)

Milk Handmade 10% off one item, 15% off two items, 20% off three or more. FREE Koval tasting (Sun afternoon) FREE manicure certificate with every purchase ($15 value).

Mr. & Mrs. DIGZ  Additional 10% off entire purchase.

Murray & White

Notice: Accessories for Living Earn Double Dough (10% rewards) if you are a LoLo member. Special raffle of Mrs. Weinsten’s Toffee boxes. Punch, cookies and candy. Sunday only, Customer Photobooth complete with Valetine’s Day props.

Painted Light Photography & Framing Gallery 20% off candle (scented and unscented) , chocolate and photo frame combo Valentines’ gifts.

Presence 10% off your purchase + cookies.

The Red Balloon  10%, 20% or 30% off your purchase + treats.

Swedish American Museum – Gift Shop Enjoy 10%, 20% and even 30%  off your purchase while enjoying raspberry drinks and ginger cookies with your “Swedeheart.”

Sparkles Fine Jewelry  Featuring jewelry from local artists, with select items 20-50% off + beverages.

T-Shirt Deli  Kids, Grab a clean white shirt from your closet (or buy one from us) and draw a valentine to wear around town! Bring in your valentine drawing (be sure to make your masterpieces on plain white 8.5″ by 11″ paper) and we’ll put it on your t-shirt, FREE! We love LOVE and Valentine t-shirts! Come make magic happen!


DRINKS & DINING

The Coffee Studio  “Share the Love:” Bring a friend who has never visited The Coffee Studio and we’ll reward both with a free drink.  Must mention “Share the Love.” (Beer/wine/cocktails not included.)

George’s Ice Cream and Sweets

In Fine Spirits Special tastings offered (Sat only).

Jerry’s Sandwiches Complimentary apple cider with mention. Double IPA’s for Singles (and hoppy couples). Featuring 3 Floyds, Cimmerian, Sabertooth, Berkserker, Surly Abrasive Ale and Bell’s Hopslam.

Koval Distillery 2/8: FREE tasting at Milk Handmade, 5137 N. Clark

The Sofo Tap Earn Double Dough (10% rewards) if you are a LoLo member. Sun only: $5 PBR with a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey.  Regular weekend events include: Doggy Days (Sat 12-3) for well-behaved pups & their owners | DILF Party (Sat night) hosted by Brian Rody with music from DJ Moose | Rock & Soul Karaoke (Sun night) with host JC Brooks, of JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound.


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