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
A Chat with Toy Nation
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Locally owned specialty toy store focused on customer service. We offer wish list service, gift registry, gift cards, gift wrapping, layaway, and can accommodate our store for your child's special needs such as lighting, noise, temperature. Just ask, we'd be happy to help.
Of the products you sell, which are your favorites?
Debbie's favorite products are the Slackline and Goodminton game. Both are super fun and great exercise for the whole family. Liz's favorite products are Pentago (addictive strategic game, brings out the competitor in you) and Alilo Bunny
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Tallahassee was in dire need of a specialty retail toy store locally owned and operated. We offer personalized services -wish lists/ gift wrap/ layaway -that you can't get from the big box stores.
What do you love most about your job?
Talking with new people and making connections that aren't electronically based