20 More Reasons to Support Local!

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Summer is flying by and we are always encouraged by all of the local businesses out there that want to be a part of the buy local movement here in Wake County! We are committed to being a strong advocate for locally owned and independent businesses and we want to thank you for your constant support of each and every one of them!

Below is 20 more ways you can support a locally owned and independent business today! So as always, thank you for showing some local love and making our community stronger by creating more jobs, keeping your hard earned money here and keeping our area unique!

Welcome to all of our new members!

Located in North Raleigh, NC, the Lingerie Loft offers fashionable, luxury lingerie for women to wear every day. They are dedicated to helping women feel sensual from within through personal, knowledgeable service and vibrant, high quality lingerie.  When you visit their store, you will experience friendly, knowledgeable assistance and advice about their full inventory of intimate apparel. The Lingerie Loft offers skillful, professional bra fitting services to ensure you find a perfect fit within their wide selection. Because the bra designers they feature have mastered the art of combining beauty with comfort, their lingerie is both stylish and wearable on a daily basis.

Berkeley Cafe

Located in downtown Raleigh, Berkeley Cafe has been home to good music and good times since 1980. With great food, craft beer, and local music, Berkeley Cafe is a great place to grab a quick bite or spend the evening hanging out with friends. You may recognize much of the decor seen at Sadlack’s Heroes, as the Berkely was purchased by Sadlack’s owner, Rose Schwetz.

Top Notch Pet Spa

Top Notch Pet Spa believes that your pet deserves “Only the best because they are family.” At Top Notch Pet Spa they will provide all natural grooming solutions and only recommend top quality products. They have taken the stress out of the grooming process.  With their cageless “Barker Lounge” option they can keep your pet happy in body and spirit. Top Notch Pet Spa’s staff has taken their education to the next level. Every team member is pet CPR certified and has taken a course in medical first aid. They also have a mobile vet that supports our beliefs and is on call at anytime. Top Notch Pet Spa is able to groom a variety of pets and most pets with special needs.

Little Raleigh Radio

Little Raleigh Radio is growing out of a desire to create a Low Power FM Station to serve where we work, live, and play. Right now, Raleigh is undergoing a population and cultural boom that is creating an astonishing vibration in our community. Paralleled with this is a growing appetite for connecting to our community and expressing what it means to live in the city of oaks. Little Raleigh Radio aspires to create a medium for this, to build an organization that will broadcast music, art, theater, news and portraits of our city.

Sterling Employment Solutions

Sterling Employment Solutions was founded to help small businesses grow by offering Human Resources solutions so that owners and key personnel can focus their time and effort on building their business. Sterling Employment Solutions works with owners to create an organizational development plan and serves as the human resource department by hiring staff, administering benefits programs, facilitation performance management processes, and conducting training and development programs.

Oasis Beauty Boutique

Oasis Beauty Boutique specializes in waxing, facials, spray tanning, and hair styling services. The staff truly loves what they do and they’re dedicated to providing a professional, high quality experience by using classic techniques not commonly used.  Oasis Beauty Boutique is committed to creating a warm, fun and inviting environment for all while simultaneously helping you look and feel your best.

The Wine Feed

The Wine Feed’s mission is to be the most innovative and accessible online & in-store wine retailer. Owners Phillip and Philip provide their customers with a diverse selection of wines while building trust and loyalty by helping them determine their own sense of quality and taste. One of the things they strive for at the wine feed is to show consumers that you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg in order to get a good bottle of wine. The Wine Feed works to cultivate a better appreciation of wine through educational events, personal interaction, community involvement and social networking.

EcoTech Draft Systems

Eco-Tech Draft Systems is changing the way conventional draft systems have been built and powered. Offering a wide range of draft solutions, Eco-Tech has something for every situation. Eco-Tech can create a customized system that will meet your needs. They are currently the only company with solar draft.


When you step into one of Kanki’s three Japanese steakhouses and sushi bar locations you’ll be met with personalized service, a warm atmosphere, and a menu to cater to every taste. Kanki offers drinks, starters, sushi, and hibachi that are made with the utmost care. Kanki offers the perfect setting for a memorable family dinner, unique date night, festive birthday celebration, other special occasion — or just because.

Torii Noodle Bar

On the top floor of Kanki’s Crabtree Location, Torii Noodle bar specializes in unique ramen dishes catered to you. With a variety of broths, toppings, and drinks to choose from, Torii is perfect for both the ramen aficionado and the ramen newbie. With a bright, open dining area and great outdoor seating, Torii has an atmosphere that is warm and inviting. Looking for a new idea for baby, bridal or birthday parties, look no further- check out Torii’s Ramen Making classes! Make your own ramen from start to finish and enjoy your ramen when finished. Fun for everyone!

GreenPea Baby & Child
At GreenPea Baby & Child, they take the stress out of getting ready for baby by providing one on one service in a fun, relaxing environment. Come and explore their unique and innovative baby products, ask lots of questions and get some pampering too!  GreenPea Baby & Child is known for their great selection of quality baby furniture, nursery gliders and complimentary custom design services. They have hundreds of fabrics to create custom crib bedding, children’s bedding, window treatments and décor. This is the perfect place to pick up a gift for a baby shower!


Pixallus is a new design firm who’s focus is based primarily on professionalism, integrity, and guaranteed satisfaction with their services. They are able to create web and print projects at an unparalleled speed, accuracy, and price. With a wide range of website solutions, Pixallus is able to meet its clients needs to their utmost satisfaction.

Triangle Real Estate Group

Featuring one of the most comprehensive listing sites for homes in the triangle, Triangle Real Estate Group’s website is easy to use and allows you to search for homes throughout the triangle area. With a dedicated staff that will help you find the home that best fits you, you can be confident you are making the right choice when you buy your home. They understand how big of a decision finding a new place to live is, and will be with you every step of the way so you can feel comfortable.

Global Village Coffee

Global Village is Raleigh’s home for Organic and Shade Grown Coffee.  Since 2000, they have served the finest organic coffee and espresso, whole leaf organic teas, pastries and paninis. Global Village offers a warm, inviting space for reading, conversation or just recharging the batteries before you jump back into your day.  They are across from NC State University so there are always a lot of smart, friendly people to meet from around the world.

Perfectly Personalized Monograms

Perfectly Personalized Monograms creates adorable gifts for every occasion. They have a large selection of items that can be personalized with for you to give that special someone such as a Best Friend or a Sorority Sister. Perfectly Personalized Monograms creates affordable and personalized gifts for everyone to enjoy!

Hot Air Marketing

Hot Air Marketing is a sales promotion and consumer engagement company based in right here in Raleigh, North Carolina. Using hot air balloons as a point of engagement, they develop sales promotions, public relations and social media marketing strategies with partners at the agency and brand level. They are your guerrilla marketing experts with the ultimate mobile marketing platform. Hot Air Marketing specializes in creating unique opportunities to activate relationships with consumers.

Happy + Hale

Happy + Hale is a healthy, forward-thinking restaurant concept. Born from the desire to create a place where people can get delicious and healthy food on the go, Happy + Hale just opened their first store in downtown Raleigh at City Plaza where they serve fresh-pressed juices, salads, and wraps. They make eating healthy easy!

The Publicus Community

As a branding agency, The Publicus Community helps its clients reach their revenue goals through marketing, public relations, and advertising. With primary clients in luxury real estate, pharma/healthcare, and political campaigns, The Publicus Community is distinguished by its commitment to high-end deliverables for affluent target markets. Their clients get award winning work while still getting the personal attention that they deserve.

Zass Design

A mother and daughter jewelry designer is creating beautiful peaces right here in Raleigh.Their philosophy in every creation is to respect the environment and the fundamental principles of eco-design: reduce, reuse, recycle. Every piece has a history, a starting point. Each piece is individual with a unique past, present and a future story of its own. They make cool bracelets, earrings, and necklaces that fun and fashionable.


Flicko’s opened in Cary, NC in 2006 and recently celebrated their 5 year anniversary. They specialize in transferring, capturing, editing, and preserving your video memories. They are committed to providing you with the best quality possible, at a great price, with the fastest turn around time. And with Flicko’s Patented Film Transfer Process, you can be assured you’re receiving the best quality possible. Everything is processed in-house to ensure your special memories are safe and secure.

Please take a moment to welcome all of these members, check them out online and let them know you heard about them from Shop Local Raleigh!


Save the Date for Hops and Shop Market! This Friday, August 1st at Cobblestone Hall in City Market. 9 NC Breweries, Local Artisans= proceeds benefit Pretty in Pink Foundation.  Donation of $10 gets you a glass for tasting and 100% of that $10 goes to charity!

Boutique Blowout, August 8th at Cobblestone Hall in City Market! Twenty stores all in one place for this one night only, blowout event! Deeply discounted pricing, markdowns on new items, special sales and more, perfect event for your Girls Night Out! Women’s, Men’s and children’s clothing, accessories, shoes and more!

Sip and Shop portion sponsored by I Heart Retail!

Tickets available! Thank you for being a part of the buy local movement!