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Small Business Saturday round-up

Now that Black Friday is over, we can celebrate Small Business Saturday. Small businesses create a greater sense of community in the neighborhood, so it’s important to go support the ones near you. This year, we wanted to share some of our favorite local businesses near our homes in New York, San Francisco, Oakland, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Chicago.

Pels Pie Co.

Address: 446 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225

Pels Pie Co. bakes a rotating menu of fresh butter crust pies daily. Made from scratch with produce from local farms, these sweet and savory pastries have been a delight to the neighborhood of Prospect Lefferts Garden, home to Common Lincoln. They even serve Counter Culture Coffee and Kusmi Tea that complement the pies and make you want to stay for a while at the snug place.

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Delicious bites are just around the corner. ⠀ ⠀ Pictured: the welcoming storefront of Pels Pie. Head there for great ambiance, great coffee, and a great selection of both savory and sweet pies.⠀ ⠀ | #CommonLincoln #localbites #prospectleffertsgardens #goodeats

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The Crabby Shack

Address: 613 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

A shared passion for crab brought together two women — Fifi Bell-Clanton and Gwen Woods — to bring you a neighborhood favorite, The Crabby Shack. Home of the “Clobster Roll,” this restaurant in Crown Heights, Brooklyn specializes in everything crab. Their crab legs, rolls, and claws are steamed daily with the famous Crabby Shack Beer Sauce that you can’t find anywhere else.


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The best meal to eat the day before Thanksgiving is the furthest thing from Turkey… Clobster Rolls! We’re open until 7:00 PM, grab this pre-Thanksgiving treat stat!! 🦀🦀 #thecrabbyshack

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Address: 544 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Located in Hayes Valley, near Common Valencia, RELIQUARY curates a wide-ranging collection of clothing, antiques, jewelry, and folk art. Owner Leah Bershad merchandises small designer lines with one-of-a-kind vintage items, presenting this timeless and curious shop of sorts.


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Thanks Yushan for coming by and for the lovely photo of the shop 🙂 look at our lovely new walls!!!

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Beauty’s Bagel Shop

Address: 3838 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

You can find the best hand-rolled, wood-fired Montreal bagels in the Bay Area at Beauty’s Bagel Shop. Unlike the New York-style bagel, these bagels are sweeter and denser — labeled as “gastronomic genius.” Start your mornings at Common MacArthur with a toasted bagel (perfect for any time of year) at Beauty’s Bagel Shop.


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Hey Oakland, don’t forget to place your orders for Yom Kippur. Email info@beautysbagelshop.com, call in (after 1 please!) or place an order in person. Shanah Tovah!

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Colada Shop

Address: 1405 T St NW, Washington, DC 20009

This bright and colorful social spot has great coffee, food, cocktails, and conversation to lure everyone in the nation’s capital to Truxton Circle. All made with a flare of Cuban flavor, the quality products at this restaurant are unparalleled. There’ll be a party in your mouth and all around at Common Richardson because of Colada Shop.


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The Bright Views @coladashop … come join us for a cortadito, cafe con leche, cubano or one of our delicious cocktails.. or perhaps all 😋 #coladalove #Repost @yesplsdc ・・・ new r o o f t o p garden @coladashop • yespls

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General Porpoise Doughnuts

Address: 98109, 1020 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122

General Porpoise Doughnuts makes some of the freshest donuts — filled with handmade curds, custards, creams, and seasonal jams — in Seattle. You’ll fall in love with the unique flavors like rose cream as well as the classic ones such as vanilla custard. Not to mention, they serve them with remarkable coffees from multiple roasters. Seattle-based photographer Ellie Lillstrom highly recommends them too.


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Get ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow by filling up with our doughnuts today! All General Porpoise locations will be ⛵️CLOSED⛵️ tomorrow and will reopen on Friday the 23rd. Please note Friday opening hours: 📍7AM #generalporpoiselaurelhurst only 📍9AM #generalporpoisecapitolhill, #generalporpoisepioneersquare, #generalporpoisespheres Bring the family, bring the friends visiting and make sure to treat yourself! Happy Thanksgiving from the entire GP team.

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Ca Phe Da

Address: 1/2, 1800 S Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60608

A community cafe by day and a social bar by night, Ca Phe Da serves a variety of Vietnamese street foods and drinks. Their menu comprises of made-to-order bánh mì, phở ga, hot Viet cafe con leche, and more. They even have half-priced wings for #WingWednesday! Enjoy these treats every day when you live at Common Racine in Pilsen, Chicago.


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Bún Bò Huế, a central Vietnamese beef noodle soup popular for its balance of spicy, sour, and salty amidst the predominant lemongrass fragrance and flavor. And Chef Thai’s sister, Chi Thu makes a KILLER version! @haisouschicago for brunch on Oct 13 & 14 (10a-3p) as she heads up the kitchen to serve the very first bowl of BBH with all the traditional must-haves! – Chef Thai, Danielle and Chi Thu look forward to introducing Chicago to a proper bowl of Bún Bò Huế. Head to our HaiSous’ website for more details! – #caphedachi #haisous #bunbohue #centralvietnam #beefsoup #phosstepsister #umamai #hamhock #bananablossom #ớtsatế #vietnam via #pilsen #madnphoto

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These are just a few of the local businesses that provide delicious food, shopping opportunities, and joy to our members at Common all year-round. If you’re ever in these neighborhoods, make sure to stop by, and while you’re at it, get your own private tour of our homes.

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