Buy Uptown

When you shop local, it’s more than about finding great food, gifts and more, right around the corner. It also supports local businesses, nurtures a vibrant and unique community, and creates jobs and economic vitality. Great things come from buying UP!

WHY BUY UPTOWN?

When you decide to support Uptown businesses, you are maximizing your dollar’s full impact. Of course you’re getting a great deal when you buy a unique gift or sit down for a delicious meal, but you’re also supporting the community in additional, meaningful ways:

BOOSTING THE LOCAL ECONOMY

For every dollar you spend at an independent Uptown business, the return is three times that compared to a dollar spent at a chain, and hundreds of times that spent online. By keeping your dollars local, you directly impact the economic health of Uptown!

BUILDING COMMUNITY

Buying local is the ultimate social networking! The casual encounters you enjoy at Uptown businesses are the building blocks of our vibrant community. Come join the fun!

HOME-GROWN CHARACTER

By supporting local businesses, you support the unique character that makes Uptown special! We’re blessed to have the most eclectic community in the region – let’s keep it fresh!

A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

Independent, local businesses use less land, offer more local products, are located closer to residents and create less traffic. This all adds up to a healthier planet!

MORE CHOICE

Wouldn’t you like more places to eat, drink or shop? By supporting Uptown businesses, you add to the economic vitality of the area, attracting additional small businesses to the community.

CREATING JOBS

Small, local businesses are not only the largest employer nationally, but they also employ more people directly per dollar of revenue. That means your support of Uptown businesses equals more quality jobs!

Don’t take our word for it? Here are summaries of a variety of economic impact studies on the benefits of buying local!