Thursday, September 3, 2009

Back to School on 5th Avenue!

Well, the lazy days of summer are almost over and, as is traditional every year in early September, parents in Park Slope are beginning to focus on "Back to School" shopping.

If you have a child heading off to school this fall, please remember that Park Slope's 5th Avenue has just what you need, from clothing and sneakers to lunch boxes and school supplies. Why, you can even buy some fresh apples for your child's teacher at our Farmers Market, this Sunday!

According to The 3/50 Project, for every $100 spent in locally-owned shops, $68 returns back to the community in the form of taxes, payroll, etc. Shopping at a national chain brings only $43 back to the community.

This year, please consider doing some of your Back to School shopping locally and invest in Park Slope.

Photo via Fernando (Flickr)

*UPDATE: Here are some Back To School specials and items from local stores and restaurants. If you are a merchant, share yours in the Comments (below) or email them to

*Aunt Suzie's: Back to School Special for celebrating parents!$10.00 bottles of Wine(Chardonnay, Merlot or Montepulciano offer good til Sept.15th)

*3r Living: a whole new line of eco-friendly Back to School lunch boxes and utensils in stock now! Check out our storefront window to see them!

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