Thank you for Shopping Small

On behalf of all participating Stratford Small Businesses, thank you for coming out and supporting Shop Small Stratford Saturday.


Shopping Small ALL YEAR ensures that your favorite small businesses will always be there - helping to make the community vibrant and interesting.  


We know you have a choice and we thank you when that choice is shopping Small!

number of member businesses: 60

Where to Find Shop Small Stratford Businesses

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Shop Small Stratford Businesses

Bar, Wine and Brew

Three breweries and super friendly watering holes make Stratford the perfect place to enjoy your favorite craft beverage or libation.

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Desserts and Treats

When it comes to sweet confections, Stratford has so many choices. From Salted Caramel Frozen Yogurt, to Sundaes from "Paradice" to old fashioned ice cream with turn-of-the-century history.

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Services

If you're looking for a service provider across a wide spectrum of disciplines, you don't need to go far.  Salons, Opticians, Martial Arts and even 3D Printing, Stratford has it all and so much more!

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Shopping

When it comes to innovative and unique offerings, Stratford has it all.  From local craftspeople to specialized gear for surfcasting to home decor and gifts you are unlikely to find anywhere else.

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Dining

Whatever type of cuisine you fancy, Stratford's restaurants have it.  From Latin Fusion to Dive Bar Grub to  Waterfront Dining, it's all here in one town!

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Arts & Entertainment

Stratford has the largest indoor haunted attraction in Connecticut with over 20,000 square feet and will feature "A Frightmare Before Christmas"


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Small Business in Stratford Is Ready For the Big Day!

Small Business Stratford In The News!

Jen Bridwell Oppenheim of Transformation for Every Body LLC being interviewed by News12 CT.

Participating Stratford Small Businesses Gather to kick off the 14 day countdown to Shop Small Stratford at Mellow Monkey Gifts and Home Decor.  Jen Bridwell Oppenheim of Transformation for Every Body LLC seen here being interviewed by News12 CT.

Women Owned Small Businesses In Stratford

Stratford has many small businesses owned and operated by women.  Several were on hand for the official 14 day countdown.  From left to right, Doreen Torres of GAFAS Optical,  Sorina Nedelea of Dream Kitchen Designs,  Carla Shavel of Skincare by Carla, Kathy Vass of Ever After Memories, and Jen Bridwell Oppenheim of Transformation for Every Body LLC.

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Access 3D Services

Did you know that this Stratford Small Business provides 3D printing, 3D scanning, CAD Design and CNC services for prototyping, small manufacturing and costume gifts?  3D Access Services can turn thoughts and ideas into things you can hold in your hands - whether you’re looking to have a design 3D printed, a unique gift designed and carved out of wood, or to outsource small manufacturing runs, this is the place to go!

Innovative Non-Profit Business

3D Access Services is a non-profit micro-business that was started to help fund the work of Access Independence, whose mission is to is “To promote independence and opportunities for persons with disabilities through advocacy, empowerment and education.” The revenue generated through the services offered goes to support the work of Access Independence, who provides services for anyone with a disability – such as help with a resume, assistance with benefits, help in locating housing, advocacy, job skills…… Pretty much anything they might need help with and there is no cost to the individual for the services.

3D Printing For A Cause

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Sterling House Community Center

 

Sterling House is a multi-service community center located in the heart of Stratford, Connecticut, serving more than 8,000 children, teenagers, and adults. Sterling House offers a variety of programs such as preschool, after school, summer day camp, athletics (soccer, basketball, lacrosse, and more), community services, positive youth development, food pantry and referral resource center, music and art lessons, and adult programs to the residents of the Stratford and greater Bridgeport area.


Sterling House kicks off its Annual Tree Sale on Shop Small Stratford Saturday (Nov 24th) from 12-5pm. Stop by and enjoy hot cocoa and one free Sterling House hat with each tree purchase. 


Sterling House
2283 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615
Phone: (203) 378-2606 

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For Business Owners

Are you an independently owned, small business in Stratford, Connecticut?  Get on board to participate in upcoming Stratford Small Business Events, 

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Stratford Small Business Spotlight

If you love horror movies, you can step inside one at Stratford's own Mega Haunted House. Even though Halloween is over, Fright Haven is still at it scaring the daylights out of patrons. See their Shop Small Stratford Saturday ticket offer for "A FRIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS” December 15, 21 and 22.  Located at 411 Barnum Avenue Cut-Off (in the old Bally's building) next to LA Fitness and Ninety-Nine Restaurant.

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Pine Street Picture Framing

When you’re looking to frame that special work of art, print, painting or cherished photograph, the professionals for over 16 years are right here in Stratford!

Looking for a custom mirror - or perhaps a custom bulletin board? What ever your idea, Pine Street Picture Framing will work with you to create the perfect piece to fit your space and your decor.


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The holidays are fast approaching so gather up those things you’ve been meaning to frame and call Pine Street Framing at 203-377-4169 for an appointment at their Lordship home studio.  

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Stratford Small Business Spotlight

Riley's by the Seawall

Riley’s by the Seawall is an exciting waterfront restaurant that opened this year in the site previously operated as "Crabby Dog" and before that, "Mara Belle." 


Owners Richard Davis and Steve O’Neill started the seafood restaurant with an aim to create a new community hub that offers both dining and pub fare.


The new owners renovated the space and successfully transformed it into the tropical-themed restaurant and pub they envisioned, which Davis said matched with the overall atmosphere of their Long Island Sound location. The new bar overlooks the waterfront and the refurbished dining room is bright and also affords views of the Sound. 


Richard Davis is not new to the restaurant business.  He has owned and operated eateries throughout Fairfield County for 30 years.  His most recent restaurant was Murphy’s Townhouse Café in Stamford. He also had opened the original Riley's in New Milford in the early 1990s before selling it. 


Riley's by the Seawall was inpsired by the 1960s television show, “The Life of Riley" - who Davis said is more of a free spirit by the water type, so it’s a natural location for a Riley’s.” 


This is O’Neill’s first experience in the restaurant business, coming from a lengthy career in the finance industry. Both O'Neill and Davis decided to team up when they learned of the opportunity for a waterfront establishment in Stratford.


The atmosphere of the restaurant, the proximity to the peaceful vibes of the beach and the indisputable talent in the kitchen makes Riley's the perfect year round spot for dining out and having a cocktail with friends. 

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Riley's by the Seawall

14 Beach Dr Stratford CT 06615

(203) 693-9255


Open 7 days a week serving both Lunch and Dinner.  


The Menu consists of Seafood, Salads, Steaks, Burgers, Wings.     


The dining room accommodates up to 30 people, with additional seating for 28 in the bar area and 12 seats at the bar with waterfront views.  There is additional seating for 42 outside on the seasonal waterfront patio.


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Stratford Chamber of Commerce

The Stratford Chamber of Commerce is part of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council (BRBC) whose mission is to grow the regional economy by offering targeted legislative, networking and business development events to the community of businesses we serve.  Click the link below for more information or to see the benefits of becoming a member.

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Office of Economic Development

Stratford's Office of Economic Development provides assistance to new and existing businesses.


Services include information on business opportunities, space availability and details on town demographics, economics and education.



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American Express

American Express sponsors Small Business Saturday® on Nov 24. 


This no cost program helps local businesses attract customers with promotional assistance all compliments of American Express. 


Shop Small Stratford appreciates the support and assistance from American Express

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Mellow Monkey

The store that is anything but the ordinary has taken on the lead role for Shop Small Stratford for the second year in a row. Mellow Monkey is AMEX's official "Neighborhood Champion" for Stratford and also provides the funding for the management and hosting of this site.

Mellow Monkey in the Community

William Pitt / Sotheby's

Monica Cuevas of William Pitt / Sotheby's is an energetic and positive advocate of the Town of Stratford and is active in the promotion of Shop Small Stratford Saturday. We thank Monica for her hard work towards making this the best Shop Small Stratford Saturday yet!

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Positively Stratford

Stratford, Connecticut has incredible potential and exciting things are happening in this coastal town on the eastern fringe of Fairfield County. This group is all about sharing positive experiences, events, activities and changes happening in Stratford. Your one source for Local Optimism.

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