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
Chicama Peruvian Grill
The national flag of Peru hangs proudly inside the dining room of Chicama Peruvian Grill, a clear indicator of the menu’s influences and even the origin of some of its ingredients. Citrus juice and peppers infuse the ceviche dish’s seafood, an onion relish spreads atop a plentiful serving of pork carnitas, and a rotisserie out back cooks three chickens at once. Yuca appetizers and skewered meats also star on the menu. For dessert, the staff builds a Peruvian classic, alfajores, two cookies held together by a sweet filling.