With the holiday shopping season upon us, it’s a great time to support locally-owned businesses by shopping small. While many of us are aware of Small Business Saturday, we should think of it merely as a kick-off to year-round support of these businesses.
Browse through this list of local shops and start deciding which ones you will visit this year!
Shopping local merchants and makers can provide you with unique items that can’t always be found in big box stores. The Ohio Valley is home to a variety of shops that can provide you with everything you need for holiday gift-giving.
Clothing and Accessories
• Allen’s Bootery
A sit-and-fit shoe store that carries shoes for the whole family!
Location: 335 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WV
Open Monday – Thursday 9 am – 5 pm, Friday 9 am – 6 pm, Saturday 9 am – 3 pm
We help you create home by encouraging you express your creativity! We’re happy guide you through your DIY furniture restyling with Chalk Paint®️ by Annie Sloan, or refreshing your space with new decor for an updated look.
Location: 355 Wharton Circle, Suite 151, Triadelphia, WV
Open Monday – Saturday 11 am – 7 pm and Sunday noon – 4 pm
East Wheeling Clayworks is a working ceramic studio that offers wholesale and retail sales of our products. We also sell non-ceramic household items that we use and love, and provide a platform for other local artists to display their work.
Wheeling Heritage’s Artisan Center Shop has showcased local artisans for over two decades. Our specialty gift shop features unique, handmade gifts for all occasions. Hand-picked by our shop curators, we focus on selling West Virginia, Appalachian, and U.S. products.
Locations and Hours of Operation:
Downtown Wheeling, 1400 Main Street, Wheeling, WV(second floor). Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Oglebay, 83 Mansion Drive, Wheling, WV (inside the Carriage House). Open every day 10 am – 9 pm.
During the holidays, giving a gift that benefits health can have a lasting impact. Check out these local businesses who are dedicated to keeping their customers mentally and physically well all year long.
• Alpine Skis and Boards
Full service ski and snowboard shop for all ages!
Location: 268 Bethany Pike, Wheeling, WV
Open Monday – Friday 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday noon – 5 pm
We provide bicycles in all styles for all ages. We have a large selection of bikes in stock as well as a full range of accessories. Come in and choose from our wide selection, it’s as easy as riding a bike!
Location: 2187 National Road, Wheeling, WV
Open Tuesday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Centerpieces by Brooke is a one-woman team small business who handcrafts unique home decor centerpieces out of antique materials. No two are exactly alike! Customers are able to place custom orders and each one is hand-delivered to ensure you are satisfied. They range from $20-$60 in price.
Treat someone special (or yourself) to some pampering at their favorite salon. Here are just a few of our favorites.
• Eclectic Hair Studio
We specialize in hand-tied hair extensions (Natural Beaded Rows) and hair color service experiences. Our ultimate goal is to give you the hair of your dreams in a fun, laid-back atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy the time you spend with us.
• Alex Panas is the Communications and Development Manager at Wheeling Heritage. She earned an undergraduate degree in health communication from Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and a master of arts in communication studies from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Since moving back to the Ohio Valley, Alex has been involved in a variety of organizations dedicated to revitalizing Wheeling, including the Wheeling Young Preservationists, Generation Wheeling and the United Way. A self-proclaimed cat lady, Alex lives in St. Clairsville with her two cats, Zoey and Millie, and her husband, Aaron Moore.