Shopping in Tempe supports the people in your community. Your
patronage keeps stores open and your neighbors working. It keeps both
necessary and fun businesses close to your home, saving you time and
gas. More than that, shopping Tempe helps pay for community parks,
police and fire service and many other city services.
According to Local First Arizona, when you shop at a locally owned
business, 45 cents of every dollar stays in Arizona. National chains
contribute only 13 cents.
There are many great neighborhood retail centers as well as some shopping malls that provide fantastic shopping opportunities.
Tempe Tourism provides a list
of some of the top destinations.
Small Business Saturday / Shop Tempe
Saturday after Thanksgiving is traditionally known as Small Business
Saturday. People are encouraged to shop their local, privately-owned
Here are some ideas on how you can shop super local this holiday season - and we've put the ideas to the tune of a familiar song. Many of these items can be purchased online from the comfort of your home.
With apologies to the song and clearing our throats...
The 12 Days of Tempe
On the twelfth
day of Tempe, my true love gave to me,
Twelve touchdown passes
Eleven Sea Life visits
Ten zumba classes
Nine students dancing
Eight parade glow lights
Seven swims with Santa
Six custom t-shirts
Fiiiiiive light rail rides!
Four New Year's tickets
Three new books
Two Childsplay tickets
And an art class in a gallery.