Tribute To Local Small Businesses Appearing In Special Section Of Los Alamos Daily Post Print Edition Today

The community has an opportunity to show support for Los Alamos businesses by Shopping Small and Local Saturday. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30 and the Los Alamos Daily Post has a 12-page special section in today’s print edition, which includes business listings, maps and more to help shoppers make the most of this day that is so important for local businesses.

Below is a tribute to Los Alamos small businesses appearing in our special section today:

Animal Clinic of Los Alamos: With its humble beginnings as a house call practice in the mid 1980’s, the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos has grown into a full-service veterinary hospital for dogs and cats. Our experienced and dedicated veterinarians provide the knowledge and experience required of today’s veterinary hospitals. Investment in the latest diagnostic and monitoring equipment enhances our staff’s knowledge and experience, allowing for early and accurate diagnoses and prompt and thorough treatments. Our comprehensive approach to veterinary medicine is made complete by the compassionate care and concern our entire team has for the individual patient. We are here for the life of your pet!

Atomic City Quilts: ACQ has recently expanded the cross stitch offerings and contains many kits and patterns with a Southwest flair – more Cross Stitch to come with other items in focus. ACQ hosts a Block-of-the-Month each year with three different ones being offered in 2020 – so those wanting to challenge themselves and those wanting to learn have a BOM just for them. New for 2020 – 20 percent off on your birthday (consignment items not included) and 20 percent off any single cut over 2 yards or more. (Both offers start Nov. 30).

Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op: Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op is the first craft brewery in Los Alamos and the fourth beer cooperative in the country. We are focused on producing the highest quality, fresh, delicious craft beer, and serving it in the taproom and at local events. Our friendly and knowledgeable Tub staff are ready to serve up a pint and welcome you to our community gathering spot.

Bennett’s Fine Jewelry: The Bennett family moved to Los Alamos in 1998 and describe it as a “great place to live and a great community”. They officially opened Bennett’s Fine Jewelry Feb. 7, 2007. Melanie and Ernie Bennett, with the help of Yasmin Acosta, operate the jewelry store in the heart of downtown Los Alamos at 107 Central Park Square. We support the community by offering a needed service, we have made significant investments in Bennett’s Fine Jewelry including offering CAD work and custom design. Our customers love having a full-service jewelry store, a great place to shop and an establishment they can trust. Bennett’s Fine Jewelry is a member of the American Gem Society (AGS). AGS holds their members to extremely high ethical standards. Our customers and neighbors know that Bennett’s Fine Jewelry can be trusted. Shoppers at Bennett’s Fine Jewelry can take advantage of 25 percent off holiday sale on all in store items. The holiday sale runs from small business Saturday, Nov. 30 through Dec. 31. Bennett’s Fine Jewelry is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday during the holidays.

Bliss: I really enjoy the small town feeling and knowing most of my customers by name. I have always wanted to have a shop like this, something different and unquestionably unique and yet somewhat nostalgic of a time gone by.

Boese Brothers Brewpub: Boese Brothers Brewpub is a family owned and operated brewery that offers five year-round beers and four seasonal beers, as well as three gluten free cider options. The brewpub kitchen puts out a menu of serious hot and cold sandwiches, including several vegetarian options. The brewpub is open 7 days a week and every day for lunch.

CB FOX: CB FOX is a 26,000 square foot store that is well-stocked with a wide variety of items. Some of the departments include men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, gifts, furniture, candy, travel and toys. Items in the store are always selected with an eye on functionality that matches Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico.

Century Bank: No one knows your business better than you do and no one knows Business Banking better than Century Bank. We understand that every business is different. We offer a variety of business checking and savings plans so you can choose what meets your unique needs. Ask about our other banking services including Commercial Loans, Merchant Processing and Treasury Management Services. We invite you to experience what it means when you matter.

Cricket Window: I have been in the antiques and collectibles business for 15+ years. In those 15 years I have come across many very beautiful and unique items. Many of those items I use to bring functionality and beauty into my own home. I love decorating with vintage and handmade items. I believe there are enough wonderful items in this world that we can re-purposing and use to make living environments that are functional, beautiful and that reflect our individual tastes. By recycling, you can create a space that is not only beautiful but also Eco-friendly. I am an avid collector with a deep appreciation for the past. Out of my love for decorating and the planet, I will focus on supplying authentic antique and vintage goods and handmade Eco-friendly pieces to people who don’t have time or ways to source these pieces themselves. By reusing and re-purposing such things, you can create a one-of-a-kind environment that’s functional and green.

Finishing Touch: The Finishing Touch has been established to offer exceptional customer service, create value for customers, employees, supplies and the community. We offer our clients a custom solution for replacing or repairing most home remodel needs or products. A huge selection of colors and mediums are available for mixing and matching any décor, or for establishing a totally new one.

Float Los Alamos: Float atop 900lbs of epsom salt to help ease aches and pains, relax or meditate. Floatation therapy can help with chronic pain, stress and anxiety. First time floaters get a BOGO – only $50! We also sell the largest variety of CBD products in town. We are at 927 Central Ave.

Fuller Lodge Art Center: The Fuller Lodge Art Center is a hot spot for local and regional artists and creatives. Between Thanksgiving and New Years the Art Center hosts Affordable Arts, which continues a holiday tradition of handmade gifts and functional art with a local flair at affordable prices. With opportunities to display and sell the Art Center supports over 100 professional artists, and through critiques, classes, and art interest groups, the Art Center facilitates opportunities to teach and learn a wide variety of disciplines centered around the visual arts. The Fuller Lodge Art Center, at 2132 Central Ave., continues a tradition of art making beginning in the late 1950’s and formalized in 1977 with hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 3 p.m. every Sunday in December.

Gadgets Gift Shop: Visit Gadgets Museum Shop inside the Bradbury Science Museum for your holiday gift-giving needs.  You’ll find stocking stuffers, LANL-logo’d items and more – and your purchases benefit STEM education outreach efforts in northern New Mexico! Gadgets Museum Shop is operated by the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) – visit to know more.

JR’s BB+: JR’s BB+ is the red van parked behind the Speedway located at the corner of State Road 4 and Rover in White Rock. JR’s BB+ has been open since July and is serving delicious breakfast burritos, chicken tacos, hamburgers and more! Larry Royball (JR) has been servicing Los Alamos County for more than 20 years, working with his dad at Chili Works in Los Alamos, and is continuing the tradition of serving delicious New Mexican food. JR’s BB+ is open 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call ahead for your bigger orders to 505.927.3467. Local delivery is available 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $10 minimum.

Jessica Booton Photography: Jessica Booton Photography, LLC specializes in family, children, newborn and high school senior photography.  Our family friendly studio is located in Los Alamos on DP Road.   We love capturing beautiful images of your family and children.

Karen Wray Gallery: Upon entering The Karen Wray Gallery one is initially aware that one is in a space full of captivating images. Our artists tend toward representational images and many times they’ve captured the vistas that are most loved in the beauty surrounding the magnificent mountain and canyon areas in which we live.  There are other objects such as those sculpted from clay and some from metal depicting horses and other animal species known to inhabit our region. These are all crafted by local and living artists. Yet it doesn’t have a crowded feeling rather one of spaciousness where one can move around to meet and regard the works one by one. More than a Gallery, it’s a genuine community meeting place where artists and those who love art can get together. Karen teaches painting a few times a week and also provides a venue for local artists to paint in an open studio environment every week. It truly is a living Gallery.

Los Alamos Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center of Los Alamos: For more than a decade we have been of service in Los Alamos treating a variety of ailments. We treat chronic and acute pain, and sports issues from golfer’s elbow to runner’s calves. We also get great results treating insomnia, anxiety, depression, menopausal issues and a myriad of other chronic and acute issues.

Los Alamos History Museum: Nestled in the heart of downtown, the Los Alamos History Museum presents the stories of Los Alamos from multiple perspectives via indoor and outdoor venues, historic buildings, artifacts, documents, photographs, audio and interactive visitor experiences.

MainStreet: Los Alamos MainStreet is a state-accredited economic development program that strives to creatively assist and promote awareness of local small businesses through events and activities that encourage people to come downtown. These include parades, Los Alamos ScienceFest, Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet, Los Alamos County Restaurant Week – implemented for the first time this past Spring – new Creative Crawls and more. The MainStreet program, which operates as a private, non-profit through Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC), also manages the Los Alamos Creative District and projectY cowork space. MainStreet supports the Small Business Saturday promotional efforts and is also spearheading the second annual Los Alamos County Holiday Shopping Guide to give locals and visitors ideas for unique gifts they can get when they support small businesses and shop locally this holiday season, and around the year. Visit or its Facebook page for access to the full Gift Guide and other information.  

Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware: Metzger’s has been serving Los Alamos (1607 Central Ave.) and White Rock ( 128 N.M. 4) since 1947. What began as an auto supply and general hardware store has become the most complete hardware store in Los Alamos and White Rock. Metzger’s strives to provide homeowners with the everyday hardware necessities as well as offer services, departments and products normally only found at big box or specialty stores. Learn more at See Metzger’s special sales insert today in the Los Alamos Daily Post print edition.

Nambe Drug: Nambe Drugs is the only locally owned pharmacy in Los Alamos. Help us support our community this flu season by joining our second annual flu shots for charity. For every shot we give, Nambe Drugs pledges to donate $1 to the food depot. Visit us in Los Alamos or Santa Fe to Discover why Personal Service Is The Best Medicine.

New Mexico Bank & Trust: New Mexico Bank & Trust builds partnerships and develops strategies just for you and your business through local decision-making and strong products and services. Whether you’re expanding your operations or looking to finance new equipment or inventory, we have solutions that adapt to your growing business. It’s easy to open a small business checking account online at or contact one of our business bankers at 505.663.3800 to learn more about small business credit cards, merchant services, and loans and lines of credit.

Pajarito Environmental Education Center PEEC: Stop by the Los Alamos Nature Center’s gift shop this holiday season to shop for unique ornaments, custom 2020 calendars, kids books and plush animals, greeting cards and gift tags, science kits, puzzles and other gifts for all ages! All shoppers will receive 10 percent off and PEEC members will receive 15 percent off on Small Business Saturday only. The nature center’s gift shop offers selections for bicyclists, gardeners, hikers, campers, birdwatchers and all other nature lovers. Visit or call 505.662.0460 to find out more!

Pajarito Ski Hill: Just minutes from Los Alamos, Pajarito Mountain offers adventure close to home. Skiing and snowboarding, plus ski bikes and more, Pajarito offers plenty of fun this winter. For more information, visit

Pet Pangaea: Pet Pangaea LLC is a local pet supplies store that is passionate about the well-being of your pet. When you shop at Pet Pangaea, you will find the best supplies for your pets as well as expert advice. See for more information.

Petree Garden Center: Petree Garden Center & Florist is flowers re-imagined and unique plants and gifts. We have everything you need for a green home and a colorful landscape. For people who love plants. Located in Los Alamos at 2470 East Road and online at

Posada Dental: Posada Dental … Serving Los Alamos for the past 20 years. Our friendly staff is here for all your dental needs.

Rivera Funeral Home: Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations of Los Alamos provides compassionate care for bereaved families and their loved ones. We are proud to serve the communities of Los Alamos and White Rock as professional guides in navigating the painful, complex transition of grief, as well as in creating personalized, meaningful services that honor the sacred life stories of those who have passed.

Ruby K’s: Ruby K’s will be celebrating their 15th Anniversary this upcoming February 2020. Owner, Ruby Alexander, finds it humorous that a few of her current employees were infants at the time of their opening in 2005! Ruby K’s continues to carry their 22 made-from-scratch bagel flavors. They now offer gluten-free bagel and bread options although not made in-house.”

Seeking Chameleon: Seeking Chameleon has unique, unusual, beautiful and interesting vintage, new and resale items. We have fine sterling silver jewelry, ceramics and glass, tools and toys, dragons and fairies, handmade pillows, sumptuous sheepskin, Zapotec weavings and cowhide rugs. We have beads, pendants and charms, rock specimens and break your own Geodes. We have typewriters and wall art, peacock feathers and cashmere sweaters, gold rings and local handmade ornaments and jewelry. Visit us and our astonishing collection for a fun and glorious holiday shopping experience! Located at 35 Rover Blvd., White Rock. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 505.412.0933.

State Farm Lou Santoro Agency: Serving the Los Alamos area for over 16 years, offering quality service and client relationships. We educate our clients about State Farm products to empower them to protect their family from everyday risks. Come see us about our Life, Auto, Home, Health, Business Insurance, Financial Services and Bank products.  

The GloverFox Team Real Estate: Paula M. Glover and Suzette Fox combined their unique talents and backgrounds to create a real estate team like no other. They will guide you through the buying and selling process while sharing their knowledge, experience and vision to navigate today’s difficult market. The GloverFox Team is a top-producing team in Los Alamos. Call today to learn how their techniques can benefit you.

The Lobby Shop: The Lobby Shop has been operated by volunteer members of the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary for over 65 years. All of the profits from Lobby Shop sales benefit the community through auxiliary contributions and scholarships. Medical bill assistance, prescriptions assistance, handmade Teddy Bears for children, cough pillows for surgical patients, newborn gift bags, high school student scholarships, and assistance for nursing education are a few of the LAMC Auxiliary projects. The Lobby Shop is always in need of additional volunteers.

UPEX: UPEX was started in Los Alamos in 1998 by Ernest Bennett, a former UPS executive. UPEX offers great shipping services (FedEx, UPS, USPS), professional packing, copy services, shredding services, mail services and fax services. UPEX also sells boxes and packing supplies. Visit our friendly staff for all your shipping and copy needs.

Village Arts: Village Arts is the one stop shop for all things art related- supporting Los Alamos’ art needs from start to finish with everything from raw materials to framing products. With supplies for artists ranging from crafts to fine arts and appropriate for all ages and skill levels, there is certain to always be some kind of inspiration in store! Village Arts has been in business since 1983 and is celebrating 10 years as a business on DP Road as of this Thanksgiving weekend. Because it’s a special year for us, stay tuned for details on how we plan to celebrate! Come by and say hi at 216 DP Road between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday or give us a call at 505.661.2526!