Small Business Saturday: Broad Ripple Style

If you are anything like me, you love supporting local business.  There is nothing better than knowing that your money is cycling back to your local community.  Small Business Saturday is coming up on November 24th and we at F.C. Tucker are excited.  

While there are many wonderful communities running Small Business Saturday deals, we decided to focus on Broad Ripple as it is pretty much the leader in Indy when it comes to small businesses.  Without further ado, here are some tips and tricks that you need to know about shopping in Broad Ripple on Small Business Saturday:

  • Be sure to stop at Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) at 818 Broad Ripple Avenue first on Saturday.  BRVA is giving away reusable American Express canvas bags filled with special offers and coupons to the first 100 shoppers.  Talk about an exciting way to start the morning!
  • On Small Business Saturday there will be three new pop up shops.  One will feature “beer and wine,” one will be called “sips and bites,” and the last one will highlight a “holiday-themed art exhibition curated by Primary Colours.”
  • Believe it or not Santa will be there on Saturday taking pictures with all the kiddos from 1-5pm.  Don’t worry about money because the photos are free, courtesy of Thompson Home Sales. You can find Santa at 803 Broad Ripple Avenue.  
  • Speaking of Christmas, Broad Ripple knows how to celebrate the holiday season in style.  The night of Small Business Saturday, all of Broad Ripple’s holiday lights will come on at dusk. What a great way to start the Christmas Season!
  • Impress your friends with your Broad Ripple knowledge!  Broad Ripple is home to 700 small businesses. Who knew it was that many?
  • All of those interested in attending should check for announcements frequently posted on their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2086244191420659/.

 

  • Speaking of announcements, there are a lot of great deals on Small Business Saturday.  A few of these deals, quoted from the Facebook page mentioned above, include:
    • A ‘bit of Whimsy So Bro – 5208 N. College (10:00am – 8:00pm)
      • Offerings sale items, treats, prize drawings, selfie drawings!
    • Artifacts in Indy – 6327 Guilford Ave (10:00am – 6:00pm)
      • 10% discount on purchases of $25 and more. In addition, for any purchase $100+ we will give you a re-usable shopping bag by Loqi or Flip & Tumble.
    • Bokay Florist – 5890 N Keystone Ave (8:00am – 2:00pm)
      • First 25 people will receive a FREE hand tied Bokay of fresh flowers! 20% off everything in the Shop. We will have music, food and giveaways!
    • BRICS – 901 E 64th St (12:00pm – 10:00pm)
      • Buy One Get One Free on any hot drinks or scoops of ice cream!
    • Broad Ripple Brewpub – 842 E 65th St (11:00am – 12:00am)
      • 50% off an appetizer with purchase of two entrees
    • The Bungalow Inc. – 924 E Westfield Blvd (10:00am – 6:00pm)
      • Goodie bags to customers who spend over $50 while supplies last. 20% off coupons to save on next visit for anyone who makes a purchase, valid 12/1-31/18.
    • Cork and Cracker – 2126 Broad Ripple Ave (10:00am – 8:00pm)
      • First 50 Customers receive a free gift with purchase – 15% off select wines
    • Foundry 317 Home Interiors – 819 E. Westfield Blvd (10:00am – 8:00pm)
      • Snacks and wine while you shop. Chances to win discounts and prizes.
    • Half Baked Pottery and Gifts – 6511 Ferguson St (11:00am – 6:00pm)
      • Paint three ornaments for $20.
    • Hope Plumbing – 1919 E. 52nd Street
      • $45 off any plumbing service + free diagnostic, through 6/30/19.
    • Indy CD & Vinyl – 806 Broad Ripple Ave (9:00am – 9:00pm)
      • Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive releases and a sale on most items all day.
    • Kompose Yoga – 6201 Winthrop Ave, Suite 2 (8:00am – 3:00pm)
      • Equipment sales include: 20% off all Mats and Yoga Equipment, 40% off all Jewelry, and 25% all Clothing and Accessories.  The class package sale includes: 5 class package for $75 ($15/class)(3 month exp), 10 class package for $130 ($13/class)(6 month exp), and a 20 class package for $220 ($11/class)(9 month exp).
    • Lola Blu Boutique – 6350 Cornell Ave (10:00am – 7:00pm)
      • 10% off purchase of $20 or more; excludes sale items and local artisans
    • Marigold Clothing – 6512 Cornell Ave (10:00am – 6:00pm)
      • Free tote bag with $50 purchase (while supplies last). Plus 25% Off Your Favorite Thing (one per customer; excludes select artists & clearance items; coupon code “Shop Local 2018” expires 12/24/18) .
    • Reveal by Polish – 6539 Carrollton Ave (9:00am – 6:00pm)
      • $10 off $50 gift cards!
    • The Shop – 920 Broad Ripple Ave (9:00am – 8:00pm)
      • 30% off all items. First 25 people to spend $50 get a free tote bag. Return with tote bag and get 20% off through 12/31/18.
    • Three Dog Bakery Indianapolis – 844 Broad Ripple Avenue (9:00am – 9:00pm)
      • 10% OFF your entire purchase. (excludes dog food and gift cards)

The small business fun does not stop there however.  There are many communities around Indy participating in Small Business Saturday including: Newar Eastside Tinsel Town, Mass Ave, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Brownsburg, Beech Grove, and Speedway.  So whatever you enjoy buying, whether it be delicious baked goods or homemade bath bombs, go out and support local business! We will see you there!