Here at House Of Marley we want to support the growth of creative, budding businesses. This Saturday we will be celebrating Small Business Saturday! This initiative originally implemented encourages consumers to shop and support small/local businesses during the season – it is one of the biggest retail holidays of the year. We’ve scouted New York City for some of our favorite small businesses, we know you’ll really enjoy them. Read on, and stop by this weekend!
Academy Records NYC: Hidden in the streets of Greenpoint and Stuyvesant is a hidden treasure – Academy Records. This small business curates decades worth of rich, soul-filled vinyl records. Their dedicated and experienced staff searches high and low, to offer the community the best collection possible. Academy is set on the musical movement and keeping the classic love for Vinyl records alive and thriving.
CW Pencils: A true tool of innovation in world history, the pencil has been the most original propellant in all new ideas and communication. CW Pencil, a small boutique on Forsyth and Grand, understands and cherishes the importance of imagination, thought, and artistry. They celebrate the beautiful simplicity of the pencil with an impressive selection of different writing tools to spark your creativity.
MatchaBar: Ooh, we love Matcha! With their original flagship in Williamsburg, and a new location recently opened in Chelsea, MatchaBar founders Graham and Max Fortgang are well on their way to successfully driving the Matcha movement. This particular café sources their stone ground, green tea powder directly from an independent family farm in Nishio, Japan. Matcha, with its creamy, full bodied flavor, has been proven to increase focus, immunity, metabolism, and a huge burst of energy without the caffeine jitters. MatchaBar’s menu is full of Matcha-inspired beverages and treats.
ICY Signs: A small artist studio built on big ideas, and even bigger soul. This inviting and friendly space is the creative home of Stephen Powers, a local artist, writer, and sign mechanic who believes in social movement and message through the visual aesthetic. Colors, bold shapes, and thought provoking mantras make Icy Signs a fantastic place to visit if you’re in the mood for some inspiration and a smile.