Shop Small, My Friends, on May 7

Here’s something that’s near and dear to our hearts: Shopping local, and shopping small.

This Saturday, May 7 is Shop Lompoc Shop Small Saturday. It’s a day to focus on the locally-owned businesses that are busting their hump to revitalize the economic and social life of our community.

We’re your neighbors, we’re your family, we’re your classmates and coworkers. Give us a chance before you go to Walmart. We’re working hard to make a better town and a better world. And we have quality stuff you can’t find anywhere else.

Years ago, our hometown had a thriving local economy based around, among other things, a core of small locally-owned businesses. Downtown storefronts were full, and everything you needed was available in town, and you had a few choices of where to shop. Necessities like hardware and lumber, to appliances and sporting goods were all sold by mom-and-pop businesses, and they backed up their products. The butchers, the grocers, they were experts, because it was what they did. They weren’t just working for a big corporation. They owned the place. They made stuff, and fixed stuff. With pride.

Let’s face it, we all go to a big-box store once in a while. But each time you give a small local business a chance, you help keep money in your town, and that helps build community, and it helps pay for better schools, parks, police, and fire departments.

So vote with your wallet: Shop Lompoc, Shop Small Saturday and every day!

We ain’t so Tuff

We aren’t always slangin’ hardcore street stuff. We’re always ready to help out a local business with our signmaking skills. Here’s today’s installation at Bella Florist & Gifts, another downtown Lompoc shoppe doing quality work for locals and visitors.

Keepin’ it Local this Sprang

We’re pretty proud of the products we crank out here at New Lows, but we’re also proud of what we get up to in our hometown.

Firstly, even though we aren’t a record store, we want to show solidarity with International Record Store Day 2016 on Saturday, April 16th. We encourage you to pop in to our neighbor Certain Sparks Music, or any independent record store, really.  We love them all, we shop them all, and you should too. Bring your vinyl finds into New Lows, show us a reciept, and we’ll spin ’em on our fancypants vintage Bang & Olaufsen turntable!

Then, on Friday, April 22, we’re installing Lompoc’s 5th and 6th Creative Crossings crosswalks art in cooperation with the Healthy Lompoc Coalition and the City of Lompoc Recreation Division for their Spring Into Summer event.

Then on May 22, we’re all about Shop Lompoc Shop Small  We’ll be havin’ a good ol’ time with special deals and friendly peeps, all with the purpose of supporting and promoting small, locally-owned business in our town.

So vote with your feet, and vote with your wallet! A vibrant local scene, and a healthy local economy depends on YOU.

 

12976940_759293380838792_761304622199523608_oShopLocalShopSmall