Where are you shopping this Black Friday weekend? Let’s make an effort to support Bridgeport businesses. The other day Mayor Bill Finch highlighted several downtown small business owners including Gabby Fludd, owner of the Gumdrop Swap gumdropswap.com inside the Arcade Mall located at 1001 Main Street and Dave Schneider of historic Jimmy’s www.jimmyshiphop.com for hip clothes and footwear.
In addition, check out these places and more for gifts and stocking stuffers.
The Backstroke is Dr. Jennie Lynn’s wellness center at 181 State Street www.thebackstroke.com for chiropractic care, massage therapy as well as plenty of gift boutiques.
The city has an emerging arts community. Lots of great shows upcoming at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre dtcab.com including Gary Puckett, Jay and the Americans and Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night). Concerts make sweet holiday gifts. If you haven’t checked out the Bijou Theatre thebijoutheatre.com you haven’t lived! Top-rated independent films, live shows, concerts and a full bar at an amazing venue.
While you’re at it visit all the other stuff located in Phil Kuchma’s hot Bijou Square www.bijousquare.com such as Bare, Two Boots, Épernay, the wine shop and more.
Want to buy one (or all) of my books? Go to Rainy Faye Bookstore www.rainyfaye.anthology.com at John and Broad.
Sports? Have we got that for you. Sound Tigers hockey www.soundtigers.com at the Webster Bank Arena. Plenty of gift packages for the holidays.
How about a bed for your lover? Bob’s Discount Furniture, 815 Lafayette Boulevard.
Feel free to share your suggestions for all things holiday shopping in Bridgeport.