Celebrating Over 30 of Our Retailers on Small Business Saturday

Did you know: West Acres is a small business and so are 30+ of our other stores and kiosks that currently call West Acres home. Here are the small businesses we spotlight today (& the ways some of them are celebrating with special savings!)…

By: Niki | November 26, 2016

Although our nearly one million square foot space makes us seem anything but small, West Acres is a locally owned and operated small business! In honor of Small Business Saturday, we are putting the spotlight on over 30 of our stores and kiosks that are also small businesses.

Small Business Saturday became an officially recognized day in 2011, with a mission to encourage people to support locally owned, small businesses in their community. With so many small businesses that call West Acres home, we feel pride in the fact that when our customers shop at these stores they are supporting local small businesses.

Scroll on to see the long list of small businesses and some of the faces behind them. Psst. Some of them are even encouraging our visitors to #ShopSmall by celebrating the day with special savings!

Small Business Stores

  • Almost Famous
  • Big Nicks Sports Cards
  • Broadway Shoe Company
  • Creative Kitchen
  • Eyecare Associates
  • EZ Alterations
  • Halberstadt’s
  • Lee’s Hallmark
  • Lux Spa
  • Merle Norman
  • Nails Pro
  • Pets R Inn
  • Shirt Shop in the Mall
  • SHU by R&G
  • Sports City
  • Stabo Scandinavian Imports
  • Vanity
  • West Acres Pharmacy
  • Wimmer’s Diamonds

Small Business Eateries

  • Cinamen Roll Co.
  • Coolbird Creamery
  • Joe’s Cajun Cafe
  • Lighthouse Coffee
  • Moxie Java
  • Rising Bread

Small Business Carts & Kiosks

  • Case Yard
  • Jewelry and Watch Repair
  • My Bat Wireless
  • My Pillow Pets and Puppies
  • Oh Baby Boutique
  • Personalized Ornaments
  • Phone N Fix
  • Photo Letter Art
  • Team Socks
  • Unglued

Locally Owned Franchises

  • Apricot Lane
  • Orange Julius/Karmelkorn/Just Juice
  • Pretzelmaker
  • Mrs. Fields
  • Stride Rite

Small Business Saturday Specials

  • Almost Famous: Buy 1 get 1 free basic piercing, get $5 gift card with purchase of $25 gift card
  • Broadway Shoe Co: Clearance shoes for $39.00
  • Creative Kitchen: Free cookie cutter with a $25 purchase. 20% off all Wayzeta Bay spices inc: Ole & Lena, Spuds & more. Chanteal Anniversary Tea kettle for 29.99 (reg. 39.95). 5qt Sateuse for $59.99 (reg. $99.95). Swiss Diamond 10 pc set for $499.99 (reg. $599.95).
  • Halberstadt’s: Suits starting at $69.99, shirts and ties starting at $29.99 and 10 for $10 socks.
  • R & G Shoes: 20-50% off  select styles.
  • Sports City: NDSU Hoods $24.99 reg $50. NCAA 1/4 Zips $29.99, reg $50. Select NDSU women’s apparel 40% off! Wild & Blackhawks CCM Hoods $49.99 reg $85.
  • Almost Famous: Buy 1 get 1 free basic piercing, get $5 gift card with purchase of $25 gift card
  • Unglued: Free mini dots pretzel bag with every purchase, for every $50 in gift cards bought, get $10 in gift cards. Enter to win just for stopping in: $10, $25, $50 or $100!
  • Photo Letter Art: With purchase of one word, get $5 off your next word.
  • My Pillow Pets and Puppies: Emoji pillows, 2 for $10. Pillow pets $19.99
  • Personalized Ornaments: Buy 3 ornaments get 1 free.
  • Team Socks: ”Sportula” spatulas and coasters, $5. Team socks $14.99.

Don’t forget to use #WestAcresMall + #ShopSmall to show your support for these amazing businesses on this year’s Small Business Saturday!


I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.




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