Category Archives: Shop in Pleasanton

Meet Our Small Businesses: Edition 1

Come to Downtown Pleasanton for “friendly, personal service, exciting events, and fast special orders” at Towne Center Books.  Owner, Judy Wheeler has been in business for 23 years and her goal is to keep every customer satisfied.  Supporting small business helps shops like Judy’s stay in business, so stop on by and you may even get to meet the shop’s furry greeter, Max.

Speaking of furry friends, could you use some unique pet supplies?  Murphy’s Paw is just the ticket… Dean Mancini has owned this Downtown Pleasanton gem for 10 years.  It’s family-owned and is dedicated to serving the community with all your pet needs.  #Shopsmall at Towne Center Books and Murphy’s Paw on Small Business Saturday, November 24 and remember to shop all year-round to support small businesses in Pleasanton!

Shopping Small Helps Pleasanton Thrive!

Support your favorite local spots, or find new ones in Pleasanton!  Small Business Saturday is a day for everyone – from the business owners who create jobs to the customers who buy locally – to support small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving.  American Express started the Shop Small movement in an effort to support these local places that make our communities strong.  They launched Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, hoping to help bring more holiday shopping to small businesses.

In Pleasanton, there are over 3,750 small businesses that employ more than 33,500 people collectively.  Supporting these businesses is a critical component of restoring and rebuilding a healthy economy.  Let’s support small businesses by shopping small on November 24.  Pleasanton Downtown Association is hosting an Open House in historic Downtown Pleasanton with free photos with Santa at Museum on Main located at 603 Main Street from 10 am – 1 pm.  Over 30 downtown merchants will be participating in this all-day event by offering special discounts on shopping, dining, and services.  Balloons, stickers, shopping bags, pet bandanas, pens and more will be given to lucky customers throughout the day as a thank you for supporting local businesses.

“When we support our local businesses by shopping here in Pleasanton, our sales tax dollars stay in the community.  For every $100 spent, $46 stays here based on an independent retail study conducted several years ago,” said Lisa Adamos, City of Pleasanton Economic Development Specialist.  Show your support when you shop in Pleasanton on November 24.   Take a selfie at your favorite business, tag the business plus #inPleasantonCA, #downtownpleasanton, #pleasanton and share them with #shopsmallpleasanton.  Let’s make November 24 the Biggest Day of the Year for small businesses in Pleasanton!

Why Shop in Pleasanton?

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It’s good for our Economy, Environment, and Community.

Buying locally . . .
Is more fun with unique, personalized service.  Your merchants get to know our local tastes and select merchandise with the local community in mind. You get personal attention. You feel connected. Pleasanton businesses know our local market and are more responsive to our local market. Customers are merchants’ friends and neighbors.

Keeps dollars in our economy.  Spending locally ensures that our sales taxes are reinvested right here in our community. Of every $100 spent at an independently owned Pleasanton store, $46 stays in the community. That makes our city extraordinary!

Ensures our city stays extraordinary and the place to go.  Our businesses make us special and give us a strong sense of loyalty for our city. The more unique we are as a community, the more we attract visitors, which benefits everyone.

Is more environmentally friendly.  Supporting our local businesses often means you can walk and bike to shop, supporting conveniently located and accessible shops. You get products that are often better-made because our neighbors stand behind them.