Support your favorite local businesses on July 25th
With a wide array of unique specialty shopping experiences for locals and visitors alike, the Leduc Region has a thriving retail scene. From furniture to fashion, spa services to sporting goods, a local option can satisfy any need or taste. Check out our recently expanded Retail + Specialty Shopping section, and new Specialty Shopping page that showcases these gems.
Keep reading to learn more about 4 awesome niche shopping experiences unique to the Leduc Region, and a buy-local initiative taking place on July 25: THE BIG SPEND.
Bee & Key Boutique
Combining a dream for all clothes to find new, loving homes, with a passion for fashion, Bee & Key Boutique has been making waves in the Leduc Region retail scene since opening in 2019. This local consignment store’s mission is to empower women of all shapes and sizes to feel confident – one piece of pre-worn clothing at a time. By sharing their love for secondhand clothing, they offer a wide range of fashionable choices to their customers, profit-share with local consignors, and extend the lifespan of clothes in a new way.
Gruger Family Fungi
Founded in 2015 by a small family team, Gruger Family Fungi is an indoor vertical mushroom farm located in Nisku, Leduc County. By growing delicious and diverse mushrooms in a clean and chemical-free environment, they focus on providing families with an ethically cultivated source of protein they can trust. This wonderfully quirky and friendly local business is also passionate about sharing their knowledge, and has compiled a wealth of information about recipes, health benefits, and edible fungi-growing tips on their website.
Officially opening their doors in Summer 2020, Jar’d Mercantile is one of Leduc’s newest shops! Inspired by mercantile stores of days gone by, they bring a classic shopping experience to the present day; re-interpreting locally-sourced, low-waste, and community-based concepts for 21st century customers. Here you can find personal care products, home goods, foodstuffs, and much more – all brought to you by dedicated staff that truly care about you and the environment.
Offering customers a fun and efficient u-bottle experience, Korked U-Vin is a super cool spot for DIY wine, beer, and cider fans. Friendly staff guide you through an interactive and engaging three-step process, helping you make, bottle, and custom label your beverage of choice. With state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading equipment, Korked U-Vin combines efficiency with fun, allowing you to enjoy alcoholic beverages you’ve helped create.
THE BIG SPEND on July 25th, 2020
Now that you know a little more about some of our favorite niche shopping experiences in the Leduc Region, it’s time to take action and show your support for local businesses. It’s no surprise that they’ve been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to support their recovery just like they’ve supported our community time and again.
On July 25th, we encourage you to participate in a one-day, nation-wide event called The Big Spend. Here’s how:
1) Buy Local – Make an intentional purchase at a small business of your choice
2) Report Your Spend – You will able to add your name and purchase to a Big Spend list available HERE to help track the economic impact made across Canada
3) Share the News – Share your big spend on social media using the hashtags #TheBigSpend and #DiscoverLeducRegion to let people know you are passionate about supporting local!
To learn more about this awesome initiative, and how you can get involved, click HERE.