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
Pizza Fresh’s kitchen is unusually cool for a pizza place. There is no heat radiating from an immense oven, no cheese bubbling over crusts, and no cooks wiping their brows on flour-dusted shirtsleeves. In their place stand more collected cooks busily chopping 24 fresh veggies and meats, ladling four different sauces, and pounding out slabs of dough for classic, light, or stuffed pizzas. They prep their pies the same as their oven-loving counterparts, but when it’s time to bake, Pizza Fresh’s crew seals up premade pizzas for customers to take home and bake in their own kitchens or atop their own car engines. In addition to pizzas, they also toss together salads and prep orders of take-and-bake buffalo wings, cinnamon bread, and cookie dough.