Small Businesses on Church Street

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CATS…. Here in Burlington, we try as hard as we can to support local businesses, not just because we have Vermont pride but because we want to help our community THRIVE! Below you will find 8 (near) Church Street businesses that are locally owned, ranging from small-scale retail shops to affordable restaurants! There are way more small businesses than those listed below, so head out to Church Street (and beyond) to find a local business that you can support!


Eco Clothes

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If you’re looking for a special occasion outfit or even everyday luxury, Ecco Clothes has you covered. They are a small, woman-owned business with products ranging from dresses and blouses to jeans to jewelry. Ecco Clothes features brands like 7 for all Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, Ella Moss, Vince, and many more

Underground Closet

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Underground Closet is a shop that features “streetwear” brands, shoes, and collectibles. If you’re looking for a limited-edition product, there’s a good chance UGC has it! Their clothing selection highlights products from brands like Supreme, Kith, Bape, Anti Social Social Club, Palace, and more. And they always have a selection of Jordan’s, Yeezys, and other limited edition releases in stock!

Common Deer

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Common Deer is a woman-owned small business that features a range of products, from gift cards to coffee mugs, to Vermont-themed gifts! Not only are they a small business, but all the products they offer are also American-made! You can find anything from puzzles to jewelry here, all while supporting American-made products.

The Crystal Cottage

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The Crystal Cottage specializes in beautiful stones for everyone! Whether you’re a crystal collector or just interested in the spiritual aspects of crystals, they’ll have a stone for you. They have everything ranging from small crystals to larger ones and rare gems. You can find affordable stones no matter what you’re looking for.

Burlington Records

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Consider yourself a music lover? Check out Burington Records, a small business located right off Church Street that specializes in new and gently used records across all genres. They also carry new and used turntables, receivers, and speakers for all your music needs.


A Single Pebble

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A Single Pebble is a small, woman-owned business here in Burlington that specializes in classic Chinese cuisine. Whether you’re looking for spring rolls, fried rice, or Chinese BBQ pork, A Single Pebble has it all at an affordable price.

Hongs Dumplings

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Craving dumplings? Check out Hongs Dumpling to support a small business! They specialize in dumplings, with a selection of other appetizers. Their handmade dumplings have filling options of pork, crab cream cheese, chicken & cheese, and they also have a veggie option – all priced very affordably!

Pizzeria Verità

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Pizzeria Verità is a Neapolitan pizzeria in the downtown area. They make their pizzas with traditional Neapolitan techniques and also serve specialty cocktails. Not only are they locally owned, but they also try and source a majority of their toppings from local sources in Vermont, continuing their commitment to supporting local farmers. They are open for in-person dining, takeout, and delivery. AND, every Wednesday, you can Buy One, Get One Free Margherita Pizza!