Santa Says, Shop Locally in Port Jefferson!

    The charming streets of historic Port Jefferson would not be the same without our variety of unique shops and restaurants! Our local merchants have been challenged by Superstorm Sandy, and now more than ever, your patronage matters to the health of Port Jefferson’s economy.

    According to research by Civic Economics, locally-owned, independent businesses return 52% of all revenues back to their community. Meanwhile, national chains return an average of only 14% .

    The same pattern holds true with restaurants. Local, independent restaurants return about 79% of all revenues back to their community. National restaurant chains return an average of 30%.

    Economic issues aside, local merchants are also property owners, neighbors, and civic leaders. They are involved in helping our charities and our schools. Supporting your Port Jefferson businesses provides benefits to every corner of our community!

    Not only is shopping in Port Jefferson an investment in our community – it’s fun! When is the last time you really enjoyed yourself at a big-box store? This holiday season, shop Port Jefferson and discover the one-of-a-kind stores, decorations, gifts, and dining experiences that you won’t find anywhere else.

    Plus, I have it on good authority that Santa shops here!  In fact, Santa will be in Port Jefferson for a parade on November 24 at 1:00 p.m.! The parade starts at the Long Island Train Station on Main Street. Prior to the parade, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting a picture contest for kids ages K-5. One boy and one girl will be chosen to ride with Santa in the parade down main street. Contact the Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce for more details, #631-473-1414.

    Enjoy Port Jefferson this holiday season!

    Amanda Eckart
    Three Village/Port Jefferson Real Estate Expert

    North Shore Real Estate
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