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NoonDaily | Barrington Shop Owner Makes Plea for Support this Holiday Season

NoonDaily | Barrington Shop Owner Makes Plea for Support this Holiday Season

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The holidays are here, Christmas is coming and there are beautiful gifts available now at shops all over Barrington. Our 365Barrington elves have been scouring Barrington boutiques to bring you the collection of great gift ideas you’ll find below. They’re all products that have been hand-selected by our friendly and hard-working merchants here in town. Let’s give them all a boost this holiday season because they need us. Our support is more important than you may realize.

In a recent note to his shoppers, Grassroots owner Todd Rhodes makes clear just how much we mean to local merchants. He writes…

“To our Friends, Neighbors and Guests, 2016 has turned out to be a difficult year for many of us here in town. Over the last 6 years many of you have experienced the magic of Grassroots through music, unique products, fun fashion, and so much more. We ask that you please come support us this holiday as we have some difficult decisions to make for 2017 and the products and services we offer. Our decisions will be based completely on the support we receive this month of December, 2016…

…Our future is in literally in your hands so please come down and shop or participate in whichever way you feel is best. Thank you for your support.

Happy Holidays!

Todd Rhodes”

CLICK HERE to read Todd’s letter in its entirety and stop by, say hi and shop a little. Grassroots’ rock-and-roll vibe is always a welcome escape and Todd has a ton of fun, trendy clothing, accessories and gifts in store for anyone on your list.

For a little local holiday shopping inspiration, here’s our collection of nine great gifts found right here in the Barrington area…

Can you match the photos with their captions below?

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1. Notice Barrington | Santas workshop is getting #crafty! Like this @nestfragrances candle and @skeemdesign matches set! #gift #readyforchristmas #shopsmall #barringtonil…

2. Heads Up Boutique | Another favorite from @headsupboutique! Locally inspired gifts are always a hit…

3. Mum 117 | Little gifts for those people who make a big difference in your life ? Stop by to complete your holiday shopping – we are open from 10am-5pm today. #seasonsgreetings2016 #giftideas #shopsmallfinds #mum117…

4. Norton’s U.S.A. | Beautiful classic ornaments and cards from @nortonsusa in #Barrington ?…

5. Carol and Company | For gifts that celebrate life’s journey, check out the @WaxingPoetic keepsake charms at #CarolAndCompanyGifts…

6. LUXE wearhouse | Little things we love – perfect for #stockingstuffers for $10-$25 at LUXEwearhouse…

7. Angelina | These Kendra Scott earrings at @shopangelina in #DowntownBarrington would make the perfect Holiday gift! #ShopBarrington #ShopLocal #ShopAngelina…

8. Colored Squid | A gift any Cubs fan would want from Colored Squid Gallery in #DowntownBarrington. #flythew #cubsnation…

9. Little Shop of Papers | Stop by to grab a Barrington ornament! Created with all of your Barrington favorites in mind and available at Little Shop of Papers 🙂 …

By the way, if you’d like to meet some of the merchants in Barrington, we interviewed a number of them last year, including Todd Rhodes, for this Village of Barrington video.



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