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Shop Small Saturdays with Vice Mayor Robert Garcia

Long Beach small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. It's been noted that for every $100 spent at a local small business, $68 returns to the local community. That's why I am launching Shop Small Saturdays in Long Beach.

 I'm inviting interested residents to join me for lunch and shopping at some great small businesses this summer and beyond. The dates for the Shop Small Saturdays this summer are July 27, August 31, and September 21. You can join us for one of the days, or all three. We will meet at 11 am each day, and the locations of the small businesses will remain a secret until the day of the event. We are asking each person to bring $25 for lunch and shopping and you will pay the businesses directly.

 We will be joined by First Lady Nancy Foster on July 27, who is a strong supporter of small businesses. I will be inviting a special guest to join us for every Shop Small Saturday event.

The first Shop Small Saturday is in Downtown Long Beach, and both the restaurant and small business are new to Downtown. These are going to be fun events and the whole family is welcome.

 If you are interested in joining us and supporting our local small businesses, please RSVP by calling my office at 562-570-6919, or by sending an email to

 Go Long Beach,


Vice Mayor Robert Garcia