In case you didnâ€™t know, June 29 â€“ July 5th is Independents week. People all over are joining our friends at Local First Arizona in celebrating the fact that, by shopping locally owned businesses, our dollars can help build a sense of place, a higher quality of life and a stronger economy.
â€œ we’re celebrating the 7th anniversary of National Independents Week! A week in which we encourage you to go local. Local businesses everywhere are linking arms to remind you that we are the backbone of our economy.â€
Many celebrations are scheduled through out the week in honor of Indie Week. Two great examples are â€œLunch Localâ€ and the 3rd annual â€œCoffee Crawlâ€ in downtown Phoenix.
Lunch Local will be held at Maizieâ€™s Cafe which is located just South of the Central and Camelback light rail station.Join the celebration this Wednesday, July 1 from 11:30am â€“ 12:30pm and have lunch with some of the great Local First crew and Mayor Gordon. A â€œPhoenix Phillyâ€ sandwich will be on special all week.
The 3rd annual Coffee Crawl is Thursday, July 2 from 7:30am â€“ 9:00am. Participants will travel between Lola Coffee, Lux Coffee Bar, Copper Star Coffee, Pink Spot Coffee and Ice Cream and Fair Trade Cafe. According to Local First, â€œWe’ll be spending about 20 minutes at each stop and riding the Light Rail between Lola and Lux, and again after Pink Spot to Fair Trade.
These two fun events are just a small sampling of the celebrations of the week. Many locally owned businesses all over the state are offering discounts during Indie Week. For a list of participating businesses, visit Local First to download your â€œGolden Coupon.â€