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November 23 - 29, 2012


Webster-Kirkwood Times 9-A Shop Local Nov. 24 During Small Business Saturday


by Amanda Cook Every day, store owners in the Web-


ster Groves and Kirkwood areas arrive at their shops, turn the key in the lock, and open for business with a hopeful eye on the potential in their little em- pires. They also create jobs, support schools and the public through tax revenue, and provide a large part of the character that makes our commu- nities special. Small Business Saturday was cre-


ated in 2010 as a way to kick off the holiday season while also celebrat- ing local stores and restaurants. This year’s event is on Nov. 24. “The shopping experience is much


more enjoyable in a local business,” said Donna Poe, executive director of the Downtown Kirkwood Special Busi- ness District. “You’re going to get real help from someone who’s genuinely interested in showing you that perfect


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Elaine Murphy of Chesterfield gets personalized service from business owner Christopher Thau at Christopher’s in downtown Kirkwood. photo by Diana Linsley


Pregnant?


Craving Fashion?


Thank you for supporting the small businesses in our community.


SHOP, DINE & CELEBRATE WITH US THIS SATURDAY


• In-store specials* • Unique gift ideas • Free gift wrapping* • Free all-day parking on most public lots.


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Enter to win a $50 Downtown Kirkwood Gift Certificate and other Kirkwood prizes at the train station.**


www.downtownkirkwood.com


*At participating businesses. **One entry per person. Must be at least 18 years of age to enter.


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11243 Manchester Rd. | 314.835.9935 9monthsinstylestl.com


CONTEMPORARY MATERNITY CLOTHING


Holiday


Gift Certificates Available!


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SAVE THE DATE! NOVEMBER 24, 2012 ~ 11 A.M. - 1 P.M.


Please join us at Christopher’s Gifts on Saturday, November 24th at 11 a.m. to meet Christopher Radko®


JOSEPH WALDEN


Joseph will be available to sign Christopher Radko® handcrafted ornaments and tabletop décor, including Worth the Wait, a piece created exclusively for stores holding signing events in 2012. Arrive early, as quantities of this very special ornament are limited.


Open 7 Days a Week


127 E. Argonne • 314-909-0202 Shop us at ChristophersGifts.com


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Artist Joseph Walden. Worth the Wait


Signing Event Piece $59.00


Earth-Friendly • Kid-Friendly Clothes, Toys & Gifts


Join us for Small Business Saturday! November 24th


Select merchandise on Sale all day!


Thank you for supporting locally-owned, independent businesses!


Extended holiday hours in December! Open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sundays.


27 S. Old Orchard Ave. • Webster Groves verdestl.com • 962-KIDS (5437)


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