Shop Small Saturday, November 29
Small businesses are the heart of our downtown; they keep jobs here and keep money here. When we commit to shopping local, we can live in a healthy local economy. Buying from a locally owned business, rather than nationally owned businesses, ensures that more of our money stays right here.
Downtown Waterville is personal. Friends are everywhere. A pleasant greeting awaits at every doorway. We all think that we have to go to those big box stores to get the things we need, to travel to the big cities to do the things we want to do, to contact nationally-known agencies to get the services we want. And we let out a long, internal sigh thinking about the crowds, and the time commitment, and the hassle, and the unwelcoming, distant, impersonal experience of it all. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can shop clothing, fabrics, books, toys, art supplies, craft supplies, food and toys for your pet, wedding gifts, birthday gifts, jewelry, furniture, groceries and more! There are doctors, dentists, lawyers, therapists, nurse practitioners, accountants, engineers, software developers, architects, art classes, music lessons, ballroom dancing lessons, gyms, a language school, and a farmers’ makret all downtown. All providing products, goods, and services of unparalleled quality in a familiar environment among people who have lived and worked in our community for years and who genuinely care about our satisfaction as customers and friends. Our dining choices include Lebanese, Italian, American, Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Indian and a host of others. A vibrant downtown truly offers something for everyone. It’s as diverse and unique as our community. Remember, we’re all in this together. Downtown Waterville – Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local! Shop small every day!
Downtown Waterville is also home to numerous arts & cultural assets, including the magnificent Waterville Opera House and the Waterville Public Library, and a year round calendar of outstanding events, such as the Waterville Intown Arts Fest and the Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market.
Waterville Creates! is a collaborative consortium established to work directly with community arts, creative, and cultural institutions to enhance and strengthen the vitality of Waterville. At the heart of this initiative is the promotion of Waterville as a major arts destination for Maine residents and visitors to the state. Through increased collaboration and with its primary arts and cultural entities, Colby College Museum of Art, Common Street Arts, Maine Film Center, Waterville Main Street, Waterville Opera House and Waterville Public Library.