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
Villaggio Bistro Grill
Plates at Villaggio Bistro Grill bear the weight of sizable Italian entrees crafted in the traditional style. The restaurant’s most popular item is the lemon chicken piccata pasta—a knot of angel-hair pasta entangled in marinated chicken and broccoli. Other specialty dishes from the expansive menu include the Tuscan steak, a seasoned cut cushioned by veggies and roasted potatoes, and Prince Edward mussels, which can be splashed with garlic-basil pesto or marinara sauce.