Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Chitown Pickers Antiques & Collectibles
Every house needs that finishing touch. That one-of-a-kind piece that pulls everything together, possibly by turning it all on its head. It might be anything: a stuffed deer head, a set of chairs from Old Comisky Park, a world-worn wooden parrot, a bottle of W.C. Fields's patented cologne. Whether looking for that perfect slice of strangeness or completing your vintage mouth-organ collection, Chitown Pickers Antiques & Collectibles has got all the curios a discerning decorator could ever need.