I am a huge supporter of small/local businesses. I think anyone who has the strength, knowledge, & ability to go out there and start their own business is a superhero! For this very reason, I want to highlight some of my favorite local businesses (maybe start a “small business Saturday” series once a month?) to highlight some of these super cool people & amazing products.
Boomtown & Co: First up on my list is Boomtown & Co. This is a store in downtown Johnson City that I have been Instagram stalking for a long time & just recently got to experience. They create t-shirts, hats, stickers, and more all with a local to Johnson City & the surrounding areas theme. I walked in & immediately fell in love. Their store itself is really cute & the things they had for sale were amazing. I got an ETSU shirt that is now the softest shirt that I own. It’s unlike any other ETSU shirt I’ve seen & I couldn’t be happier with it.
Mimi’s Creamery: One of my favorite places to get a delicious, sweet treat is Mimi’s Creamery. This is an adorable ice cream truck that is also very cute. They make delicious ice cream & cookies & combining the two in some of the most incredible sandwiches. It’s the perfect thing to help you cool down on a hot summer day. Although, the ice cream sandwiches are huge so I suggest sharing or just getting one cookie and some ice cream.
Label: Another food place I absolutely love is the Label. They’re my go-to lunch place for HALF-PRICE SUSHI on weekdays! Their sushi is the bomb & it’s not your average sushi rolls. One of my favorites is called “the Bakersfield” and it’s topped with bacon. Need I say more? They also have some amazing burgers and lots of yummy food.
LucyBirdHandmades: A recent jewelry favorite of mine has been earrings made by LucyBirdHandmades. They are the most adorable leather teardrop-shaped earrings. I got a pair to wear on Easter and now wear them all the time. They’re super light so they don’t bother my overly sensitive ears, and they’re the perfect size to stand out from my giant, curly hair.
These are just a few of my favorite local/small businesses. I love supporting businesses like these and think their products are some of the best you could ever find. Make sure to check them all out (titles are hyperlinked) and let me know what some of your favorite local businesses are. Is there any from Johnson City I should try out?