La Vida Local

We love local! Small businesses, restaurants with a local focus, city and community events and organizations will always find a place here. We'll guide you to some of the best in Big D and around DFW!

10 DFW Mom and Pop Businesses That Changed My Life (And Maybe Yours, Too)

Most of us have special memories associated with places we went as youngsters. Depending on how many years ago your youth was, those places may have been very different from the ones you frequent now. They may have been smaller stores, and unlike in today’s mega stores, you probably knew the owners. Visiting those venues now is like getting a souvenir from a bygone era.

Some of those “Mom and Pop” stores may struggle to compete with big box stores and online distributors. Some owners have had to evolve with changing times or capitalize on nostalgia to stay afloat. Yet many of those small stores continue to thrive in DFW, and new ones open all the time.

Here’s a collection that celebrate both personal and collective memories (and memories yet to be made) from ten family owned and operated businesses in DFW.  (Read the list at CW33.com.)

Small Business Saturday Stuff

25 DFW Small Businesses Who Deserve Your Support All Year Round (Not Just One Day)

Published November 24, 2016
So 2016 is slipping away and Christmas is almost here! If you are "so not ready," join the club. But we're here to help with the Christmas spirit and some good news for you all year long. The day after Black Friday is Small Business Saturday, and everyone everywhere is invited to "shop small." 

Most people agree that supporting local businesses is something to aspire to. Keeping your money local is great for communities, and we all know we should do it. But instead of giving you reasons you should shop local, we'd like to show you why you'll want to at 25 local DFW businesses.  (Read the rest at CW33.com)

*Due to an editorial glitch, mentions for Brumley Gardens, Larger Than Life, and Frontrunner comics were mixed up or omitted. That content  appears correctly below.
 
Brumley Gardens
Plants and decor are part of the fun at Brumley Gardens in Dallas every season of the year.
Larger Than Life
Consignment stores make shopping for unique items easy and fun. At Larger Than Life Resale in Dallas, awesome accessories augment their offerings of pretty plus size apparel.
Frontrunner Comics
It's nice to feel like an insider when you're shopping, and big box chains simply can't deliver that experience. Make the most of that "I know the owner" expertise when you shop comics and games at Front Runner Comics in Dallas.
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