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Volume 5 | Issue 11
PUBLISHER Tiffany Griffin
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I have to admit I’m a little heavy-hearted this month as I’m sitting here writing this. Steve Ellis, our friend and Founding Publisher of Local Life, unexpectedly passed away last month. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Ellis family. Steve will be missed by many. I’ve also seen a few of our friends being forced to close the doors on the dreams of business ownership which certainly weighs on us. The thing is, in a business such as ours, our clients are also our friends. We’ve come to know and love so many of the business owners and their teams over the years and it’s tough to see misfortune befall. Even in a rising economy business ownership has its challenges – especially those geared toward the local market. There is, however, something you can do about it. It starts with simply making a conscious decision to support local business. These are our friends and neighbors and the effort to stimulate the local economy begins with each of us. With the holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to start spending Local. Check out how you can plan your holiday shopping in our Small Business Saturday article inside. With the bumps and turns that life throws our way I find it extremely important to keep sight of those things that mean the most. We can get so caught up in the everyday hustle and bustle that we forget to take those moments to stop and drink up the blessings we have. My husband and I recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Costa Rica. The culture there was amazing and the people were more than inviting. They’re not known for being a wealthy country, in fact just the opposite. Running water is a luxury most do not have – even electricity for others. Yet, it’s not lost on any one of the citizens in Costa Rica what a beautiful part of the world they live in. The climate is almost perfect and the untouched nature all around is breathtaking. They have a saying in Costa Rica that our family has adopted. Almost everyone you greet or say goodbye to follows up with, “Pura Vida!” It translates to “Pure Life”. It’s all about enjoying the time they have together and the blessing of life that’s bestowed upon them. I just love that. What a great outlook to carry with you. Enjoy the fantastic deals inside, remember to keep it Local, and please don’t forget to squeeze those loved ones. And from me to you, “Pura Vida!” We’ll see ya on the streets!
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If you haven’t gotten a jump on your holiday shopping yet, then you’re no doubt beginning to develop a plan of attack to cross those gifts off of your to-do list. After all, we’re smack-dab in the middle of what retailers commonly refer to as “The Golden Quarter”. This is the time of year where many businesses can do as much as 40% of their business for the entire year. You may recall last year our article on Black Friday. It’s the most popular shopping day of the year and falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. Some of you more tech-savvy shoppers may also be familiar with Cyber Monday, which follows Black Friday and is the day where you can find major savings with online retailers – shop from your jammies, if you will! But a new trend is taking the shopping world by storm and, in my opinion, is something we should all want to line up for. This new trend is Small Business Saturday. Originally started by American Ex-
press in 2010, Small Business Saturday is the day after Black Friday and encourages holiday shoppers to patronize the smaller, local brick and mortar businesses that may choose not to compete with the big box national chains on BF. The national advertising campaign that American Express ran turned out to be a huge success for small businesses and delivered a much needed lift in sales on this massive shopping weekend. So, here we are in year 3 approaching an opportunity where you can infuse the local economy with your shopping dollars. The question is, “Will you?” I, for one, fully intend to support our local businesses for many reasons. Not only is it just good for our local economy, but I’ve found that you also find unique and one-of-a-kind holiday gifts that you may not discover in a larger store. Plus, as I’ve lived here in the Burleson, Crowley, and Joshua area for the last 9 years,
I’ve come to know many of the local business owners. It gives me a great sense of pride to know that I’m doing my little part to help their business succeed. When you think about it, these are our neighbors, church friends, family, acquaintances, and more that own and operate these shops. Why wouldn’t I want to spend my money with them?! Shopping locally is always a good idea, but it’s specifically important during the holiday season. There are plenty of reasons to justify your shopping spree in a local shop, but I wanted to share with you some general community benefits for doing so. Take a look at my top 10 list for “Keeping It Local”. 1. Local Character & Prosperity In an increasingly homogenized world, communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character typically have an economic advantage. 2. Community Well-Being Locally owned businesses build strong communities by sustaining vibrant town centers, linking neighbors in a web of economic and social relationships, and contributing to local causes. 3. Local Decision Making Local ownership ensures that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. 4. Keeping Dollars In The Local Community Compared to chain stores, locally owned businesses recycle a much larger share of their revenue back into the local economy, enriching the whole community. 6
5. Jobs & Wages Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do. 6. Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class. 7. Public Benefits and Cost Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls. 8. Environmental Sustainability Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers – which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. 9. Competition A market place with a multitude of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long term. 10. Product Diversity A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices. As you can see the benefits of shopping local abound when we as a community are able to see the bigger picture and support our friends and neighbors in commerce. Plus, it’s just great exercise in communal responsibility.
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The more we pour into our ever-growing network of local businesses the more we in turn will see the direct impact in our city development. Call it good kinship. Call it a sound investment. Or, simply view it as our civic responsibility. Whatever reason helps you justify the effort to stake our local economy, you can certainly feel confident that your decision is for the benefit of more than just your family. Are you inviting the family over for a holiday dinner? Give a local restaurant a shot at the catering. Need to find the perfect unique item for the Mother-in-law? Dive into one of the many local boutiques. Does the house or yard need a bit of TLC before hosting guests? You got it. Call on a local service expert. The list is ongoing and the reward is tangible. We’re all extremely accustomed to looking at price early in the buying process. It’s how we’re wired as a nation. Just take time to completely weigh the value, as well. Cheaper most certainly does not always translate into “the better bargain”. Value is the comparison of what you pay versus what you get. When you include service and education in the equation, it’s almost impossible for the large national chain
to compete with the value a small business can provide. So, this is my challenge! Are you making an effort to support our local businesses? Hopefully, I’ve made a compelling argument to at least get you thinking in the right direction. Honestly, I hope you were already planning to make local business a priority in your holiday designs. As for me and my family, you can find us on the Saturday after Turkey Day roaming the aisles of local shops, getting great service, better value, and an all-together pleasant shopping experience. We hope to see you there, too!
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[ November | What’s Going On ] Burleson Walking for Wellness
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The Huguley Ladies First program and City’s Be Healthy Initiative will host a “Living Well with Diabetes” discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Vu and Certified Diabetes Educator Janet Yates. Specialists will discuss preventing diabetes, what to do after being diagnosed and tips for lifelong wellness. Huguley will also introduce CREATION Health, a plan for whole person wellness, and attendees will receive a copy of “CREATION Health – Your Path to a Healthy 100.” Free admission, no RSVP required but please arrive early for best seating. For more information contact: Victoria Sykes at 817-568-5497 or Lori Soderbergh at 817-568-5480
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November 29, 2012, 6:30pm
Children’s Magic Show by CJ Johnson November 3, 2012, 7:00pm Burleson High School Auditorium
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November 10, 4:00pm-10:00pm See pages 12-13.
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A M E R I C A N ............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . AMBUSH Grill and Bar – Former bass player for Country Thunder (70’s country-rock band), Ferocious Thunder (aka Ricky Hughes) discovered he had a knack for chili. The Ferocious Ambush Chili Team found themselves in Terlingua twice in the international chili cook-off. Bringing his recipes to Rendon and Crowley you can now enjoy a unique twist on the Southern American menu or cool down at the bar. Be sure to try the Mini Fried Pies for dessert – they’re a nice touch! 824 S. Crowley Rd. Crowley, TX (817) 551-9360 $-$$ L D Cotton Patch Café • Serving Texas-sized taste and value to the residents of Burleson and surrounding communities, CPC uses only the freshest produce and highest quality meats & seafood. Perfect for the whole family, this casual dining atmosphere is a must-visit on the list. 1103 N. Burleson Blvd., Burleson, TX 817-426-2711 + $$ L D Dalton’s Corner – If you were ever a Burleson teen from the 80’s this name is sure to ring a few bells. What you may remember as a teen night club hosting acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers is now 1 building over and a nostalgic bar and grill chock-full of menu items with throwback names. Owner Cary Moon was such a teen and bought the naming rights and logo to Dalton’s Corner to start giving tours down memory lane. Go check ‘em out today! 200 S. Main St. Burleson, TX (Old Town) (817) 295-5456 $-$$ L D Grump’s • “It’s about time you got here!” New to Burleson, Grumps is not new to the burger – or service for that matter. With a laid-back environment, friendly faces, and a brand-new second story patio, this is the perfect wind down spot for all. Great food, cold beer, and plenty of HDTV’s lets us know they’ll soon be a regular. Just eat it! 108 S. Main Old Towne Burleson, TX 817447-8800 + $ L D ® MOOYAH • Deliver the best burger & fry experience EVER and have fun doing it! That’s the Mooyah mission. Not only is 28
the food great (I like the turkey burger) the atmosphere is just as cool. Grab a pen and take your own order. Then doodle on the walls until it arrives. Unique twists on the American burger and yummy shakes are sure to leave you more than satisfied. We promise! 12632 South Freeway Suite #101, Burleson, TX 817-295-1577 + $ L D The Porch • Located in Old Town Burleson, The Porch is a comfortable, cozy fast casual restaurant with a small-town atmosphere. An extended deck situated under a large, shady oak tree provides a restful setting to enjoy old favorites like chicken fried steak, fried catfish, or grilled pork shops. Come visit The Porch, where you are sure to find a friendly face and a great meal. Don’t forget about the pies! • 140 South Wilson Street, Burleson, TX 76028. (817) 426-9900 $ B L D ® Spice Rack Tapas Bar & Grill • From a great staff and environment to the patio and live music, “The Rack” is soon becoming a fan favorite in Old Town. Organic produce and LOCAL from Walnut Creek Farm (we like that part!) fills out a menu that is simple but delectable. Start with the Wedge salad and move on to the Venison Tacos, or just cozy up to the bar with some stuffed jalapeno’s or sliders and a cold beverage. 133 S. Wilson St. Burleson, TX (817) 295-7221 $-$$ L D Stone Soup Cafe • If you’re in the mood for soup, salad or a sandwich, Stone’s is the place to be. Their sandwiches are “to-die-for” and the soup is always delicious. Hit up the salad bar for dinner and welcome the surprise of a cookie-treat to tackle that sweet craving you’ve been having! Eating healthy is never easy and rarely fun but Stone’s Soup Cafe makes it possible to do both. You can get in and out in no time flat. • 333 Southwest Wilshire Boulevard Burleson, TX 760285347. (817) 447-2989 L D A S I A N/SUS H I ....................... AA China Super Buffet • Featuring over 250 different menu items, including an extravagant salad bar and hot bar. They also
have the largest sushi bar in the metroplex. AA China Super Buffet features both Chinese and American Cuisine, and our signature Mongolian Grill. Their chef has trained the last two years to bring even more menu options to Burleson. He has tapped into his 25 years of experience and his Chinese Culinary degree to provide the best buffet in town. • 1045 Southwest Wilshire Boulevard, Burleson, TX 76028 (817) 426-8088 $-$$ L D MEXICAN........................... Fuzzy’s Taco Shop • Welcome to your new addiction! If you don’t know Fuzzy’s yet then welcome back from your coma! Their promise is to deliver generous helpings of uniquely flavorful food at a fair price. Bajastyle Mexican food to die for and super ice cold beer… ‘Nuff said. 125 East Renfro, Burleson, TX 817-447-8226 + $ B L D ® Qdoba • Creativity and experimentation are mandatory. This unique Mexican Grill puts you in charge of the fresh ingredients. Choose one or choose all and watch it created right in front of your eyes. Their signature mission style burritos are mouth-watering and waiting for you. 1505 SW Wilshire Blvd., Burleson, TX 817-295-5419 $ L D Mojo’s TexMex Smokehouse & Grill • Tex-Mex and BBQ fused together – need I say more? Located next to the Burleson Car Wash, Mojo’s delivers savory, slow Mesquite-smoked brisket & pork that literally melts in your mouth! And the sides: made from scratch daily. Get. There. Now. 545 SW Wilshire Blvd. Burleson, TX 76028. $ B L D On the Border • With indoor, bar and patio dining available, this hip, urban Cantina is the perfect setting for sipping margaritas and savoring a menu of the bold flavors of Mexico the whole family can enjoy! It’s hard to appreciate guacamole from anywhere else but OTB is doing it right with their Guacamole Live right at your table! Your taste buds will be thanking you! 13005 South Frwy., Burleson (682) 888-5066 $-$$ L D ®
Tacote • Don’t let the facade or interior fool you! You are in for a special treat of authentic Mexican food. The drive-thru window gives you the convenience of picking up one of their made from scratch breakfast burritos that are simply amazing! Don’t get too full from their homemade green sauce, because their lunch menu is hard to top! Fast, friendly service, and a great value for your dollar is just one reason to stop in. It’s Tacote’s food that makes you want to come back for more! 1645 W Henderson St., Cleburne, TX 76033, (817)202-8495 $ B L I TA L I A N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gambino’s Pizza • Gambino’s is more than just a great pizza place. They also have pasta, salads, wings and savory sandwiches. Oh, and don’t forget the dessert pizza! The Tortellini Alfredo was so creamy and delicious. Dine in, carry out or have it delivered. They have specials and coupons. I encourage you to give them a try. 856 E Renfro St. Burleson. 856 E. Renfro St. Burleson, TX 76028. 817-426-5222 www.gambinospizza.com $ L D Little Brothers Pizza – Enjoy a little taste of Italy, or rather a BIG taste as the dishes here are sure to fill the belly. Whether it’s a huge slice of pizza you’re after or a more traditional serving of spaghetti, Little Brother’s has the perfect menu to please your appetite. With lunch specials, great prices, and a friendly staff this will make a great spot to add to your rotation. 811 Northeast Alsbury Boulevard #625 Burleson, TX (817) 426-0345 $ L D Peter Piper Pizza • With quality pizzas on made-from-scratch dough and the industry’s hottest games, all priced at a reliable value, Peter Piper Pizza remains the ultimate food and fun destination for friends and family. Come check out the big screens, the games, the prizes, the food, or all of the above. Grab the coupon in this month’s edition of Local Life and start the car, we’ll be waiting for ya! 1551 Southwest Wilshire Boulevard, Burleson (817) 484-2131 $-$$ L D
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Local Business Spotlight
Blossoms Flower Shop Nestled on the outskirts of Burleson sits the home of Blossom’s Flower Shop. This little green house started with a simple dream from the owner, Andrea Ruby. After graduating from Burleson High School, Andrea worked as a Traffic Manager for an advertising company. Here she was able to explore more of her creative side bringing her closer to an undiscovered dream. As a mother of two, Andrea was looking for an outlet to spend more time at home with her children. Not having a background in the flower business didn’t stop her from following her vision. She spent her extra time taking courses at Texas A&M to gain experience and a better understanding of running her own florist business. 34
It only took twelve weeks after mentioning her idea to her husband when an old, run down farm house off Highway 174 was purchased. Andrea used her A&M education, creative side, people and business skills, along with the support from her family to turn a small town dream into a big reality and Blossom’s Flower Shop was born. Eight years later Blossom’s has become a household name in the local community. Their personal touch and focus on each client’s needs is what makes them stand out above the rest. From the second you walk in you are taken back by the welcoming smell of fresh flowers, beautiful arrangements, and unique gifts. “Blossom’s is not your grandma’s flower shop,” says Andrea because she and her team work hard to make sure they are providing the newest design tech-
niques and trends - ensuring you receive the most up-to-date floral arrangements. They are a full service florist offering an array of floral arrangements for any occasion, including weddings, corporate events, funerals, prom, graduation and the I-just-want-to-put-a-smile-on-your-faceflowers. The shop itself offers a wide variety of gifts such as Circle E Candles, Me! Bath products, and Sweet Shop Chocolates. As a resident of Burleson, small business owner, wife and mom Andrea also donates her time and expertise, (along with flowers of course!) to various non-profit and school based events
such as The Wedding Magazine; Dream. Plan. Live., Meals-on-Wheels and the Bob Wills Heritage Foundation. Andrea also volunteers her time on the Board of Directors Chamber of Commerce, the Nolan Dunn EOC Board, as well as her role as Vice President of the PTO and Sight improvement committee at Hughes Middle School. It is important to Andrea to be a part of her community not only as a member but also as a small business owner. So, stop in Blossomâ€™s for some just because flowers or to say hello to the small town girl who is living out one of her dreams.
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