10 New Reasons to Shop Local and Shop Lake Worth

It is the season for shopping, bargain hunting and finding those special gifts.  The Merchants of Downtown (MOD Squad) of Lake Worth are giving The Rickie Report readers 10 new reasons to shop Lake Worth on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.  More details about sales and events are in this article.

 

Merchants of Downtown : Lake Worth

The MOD Squad

Ten NEW Reasons to Shop Lake Worth

 

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

 

All Day and All Evening

 

Friday, November 29 & Saturday, November 30

 

Small towns often suffer during the holiday season, deserted by the masses for the large malls; lured by glossy ads and non-stop commercials.  The Merchants and Restaurants of Downtown Lake Worth (The MOD Squad) are fighting back.  Downtown Lake Worth vows to take back the crowds with extraordinary wares, great pricing, quality merchandise and exceptional food and entertainment.

 

Stop by The Bees Knees!

Stop by The Bees Knees!

 

Top Ten reasons to shop Downtown Lake Worth on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

 

1.  You pay local merchant prices rather than the high mark-ups of the malls. Most of shops are mom and pop owned.

 

2.  There are unique, one of a kind gifts rather than the mass-produced products one sees coming and going; those gifts that are everywhere and on every commercial. Our gifts stand out as special.

 

3.  You will find Artist-run galleries with affordable works of art for the home, the table, to wear and to admire.  Works of art direct from the artist to you.

 

4.  Specialty shops abound with gifts from all over the world and gifts made right here in the United States.  Teas, soaps, jewelry, toys, costumes, decorations, chocolates, clothing. Find unusual gifts for your pets as well.

 

5.  Forget the food courts with their unhealthy trans-fat foods. Lake Worth has bakeries, café after café and restaurant after restaurant for you to stop into, rest your weary toes and gear up for another round of shopping.

 

6.  Stop for a music break on the streets as each corner has local musicians, from folk to blues to jazz to Caribbean drumming.  Have your caricature painted, or watch artists as they create unique works.

 

7.  Lake Worth is known for its shops filled with collectables and antiques.  They come in every price range.  For decades folks have been discovering Lake Worth and its unusual antiquing experience.

 

8.  Tis the holiday season to wander through an Americana, Old Fashioned town. Window shop, enjoy the competition between shop keepers to make their window the most festive,  see a wonderful movie, visit the theater and feel like you have fallen into a modern day Norman Rockwell painting.

 

9.  Parking is ample and free with four hour limits during the day and unlimited late afternoon and evenings.  Bring your treasures to the car and go back for more. Lake Worth has a great Sheriff’s Department patrolling and protecting your purchases.

 

10.  You pockets will have plenty of green protruding when you leave the scene. Use that to take the kids to the beach!

Come and Shop at the Carousel!

Come and Shop at the Carousel!

 

 

The Merchants of Downtown Lake Worth is a group that meets weekly to make Downtown Lake Worth a welcoming destination for neighbors and visitors alike.  The MOD Squad, as they fondly refer to themselves, organizes block by block bringing activity, unity and camaraderie to the Downtown corridor.  For additional information contact JClay6@aol.com

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

 

 

 

 

Flying Through PBI and Enjoying The View!

The Rickie Report urges you to stop by Palm Beach International Airport to see the newest  “Art at the Airport” Exhibition!  Palm Beach County Art in Public Places showcases  great art by local artists at Palm Beach International Airport.  

 

Photographs, paintings, digital, and mixed media works selected by the County’s Public Art Committee are currently on exhibition through October 24, 2012 in the Airport’s Concession Level 2.  The show features works by twenty-one artists from Jupiter, Lake Worth, Singer Island, Palm Beach Gardens, Ocean Ridge, West Palm Beach and North Palm Beach.

 

Artists include Lynne Bernay-Roman, Jackie Brice, Juan Doncel, Mark Levy, Gayle Shoupp from Jupiter; Sharon A. Salansky from Lake Worth; Joan Z. Faber from Singer Island; Okhee Kay Nam, Carin Wagner-Brown from Palm Beach Gardens; Evelyne Mathieu-Stambouli from Ocean Ridge; Verda Bradford, Ronald Della Jacova, David Evans, Durga Garcia, Erik Kucera, Raymond P. Neubert, Lois H. O’Brien, Dalhia P. Perryman, Oscar Rojas, Erica Rukin from West Palm Beach; William “Terry” Ganaway from North Palm Beach.

 

For a virtual tour of the exhibition visit: 

http://www.pbcgov.com/fdo/art/exhibitions/ArtAtAirport.htm

The public is invited to attend a free Artist Reception on

October 3, 2012, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

 

Artists interested in receiving “Calls to Artists” for upcoming airport exhibitions and other Art in Public Places projects can submit their contact information through the Artists’ Registry page of Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places website http://www.pbcgov.com/art/FDORegistry.aspx

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291