Spend a day on Water Street – Shop Small – Not just for November 28

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Yes, small brick and mortar shops appreciate your patronage on the Saturday after Thanksgiving….BUT why should it be a one-day-a-year event?  Do we not appreciate being able to browse through small towns and visit unique shops?  Are we not amazed at the unique items we find there?  Do we not enjoy the taste of home-made pastries found at local bakeries or a good cup of coffee from a local coffee house?  Many people on Shop Small Saturday are left in a daze not knowing where to honor that one day a year.  Well check out that home town feeling right in our back yard – Water Street in Downtown Henderson has all that you\’re looking for.  Great food from Straight from Philly Cheesesteaks, to coffee at The Coffee House, pastries at Chef Fleming\’s Bake Shop, lunch at Coo-Coo\’s Deli or Rose Garden Chinese, and frankly, you wouldn\’t believe the great affordable meals you can get at the local Casinos, such as Rainbow, Emerald Island and The Eldorado\’s Mary\’s Cafe with award winning chefs at each them.  Check out The Purple MonkeyShabby Sheep for hand-crafted and antique items as well as Gold Caster\’s Jewelry for vintage gold jewelry and watch repair.  Tempting Treasures has been providing baking and cake decorating supplies to residents for over 30 years.  Find some unique hats at Sun-Dee Morning Hat Shop and some hand picked childrens clothing at Archer & Jane.  You can catch dinner and a show at Mama Wrangler\’s Firelight Barn on Basic Rd., men can get an authentic vintage razor shave at Downtown Vintage Barber Shop and women can get affordable salon treatment at Bella-Rae\’s Hair & Nail SalonElements Hair Salon & SpaThe Beach Retreat Spa all on Water Street, C-Bella Spa on Pacific Ave.  There are new shops popping up all the time, such as Imaginations Unlimited Embroidery which also does alterations and Spurlocks Gun Store on Pacific Ave which has a new owner and Sunset Pizzariaacross from the Convention Center.  You may have to wait until March of 2016, but there will be Lovelady\’s Microbrewery coming soon.  Who says there\’s nothing to do in downtown Henderson.   Let us not forget the multitude of annual events that Water Street hosts such as The Winterfest, night parade and festivities, St. Patricks Day Parade, Heritage Day Parade, Mothers Day Art Festival, Super Run Classic Car Show and Ho\’olaule\’a Pacific Islands Festival, and Octoberfest.   Check out more information on wsdba.org


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