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. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
Strengthening the community begins by supporting and visiting local businesses like this one. To learn more about this business, check out their website or simply stop by, say hello, and discover—or rediscover—all that this business has to offer.
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
Sugar Buzz Buffet
Believe it or not, Yamila Izquierdo used to be a dental hygienist—until her sweet tooth led her astray into a world of sugar and sprinkles. With Sugar Buzz Buffet, she and her daughter Yarlane specialize in lavish displays of sugary delights that are as ideal for a wedding reception or child's birthday as they are for an Oompa Loompa's retirement party.
Tall glass jars display rainbows of old-fashioned candies. Tiny pastries and cheesecakes sit on tiny dishes, practically begging to be devoured whole. The staff also have a sure hand with the savory stuff, making dishes such as paella and quiche as adorable as cupcakes. In fact, everything looks as delectable as it tastes: Yamila and Yarlane's endless creativity results in flourishes such as ballerina-gown cupcake toppers, tissue-paper flowers, and yards of shimmering ribbon decorating their magnetically appealing displays.
“Great tasting cup cakes”