Where Did You Shop on Small Business Saturday?

Mom-N-Pop Antiques, located at 3534 Georgia Avenue

Friday kicked off the holiday shopping season with Black Friday. Today has become Cyber Monday as online shoppers look for deals … and in between is Small Business Saturday.

I know a lot of people not only tried to shop at small businesses on Saturday, but also placed an importance on shopping locally. My goal was to stay close to Georgia Avenue and my effort was rewarded.

I started out by going to Core Haus in Petworth, followed that with Modern Mobler in Brightwood, and ended up at Mom-N-Pop Antiques in Park View. Pleasantly, I found something at Mom-N-Pops that caught my eye — an old trophy awarded by the Watch Hill Yacht Club to the Sachem Jr. in 1914.

Mom-N-Pop Antiques is located on the corner of Otis Place and Georgia Avenue just south of E.L. Haynes. It is operated by Bill Sims who opened the store in 1986. In visiting the shop over the years, I’ve learned that there is a lot to sort through as it has everything from the proverbial trash to treasure. I’ve also learned that new items arrive weekly with better finds not staying long.

For those that like thrift stores or finding the unexpected, you might want to check it out if you aren’t already familiar with the shop.

1914 Watch Hill Yacht Club trophy


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