Shop Logan Square

com·mu·ni·ty

/kəˈmyo͞onədē/ define:a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

Logan Square Farmers Market

Shopping local is important to us. Click here to read why it should be important to you too! Visit the plethora of independent businesses in Logan Square ready to pamper, feed, educate, and intoxicate you!

Logan Square Businesses

Each toggle opens up to a list of businesses, which links to their website.  Every business is also listed on the google map below, with hours and address information.

Why Local?

CHARITABLE

The money you spend locally will get put to good use. Non-profit organizations receive 250% more from small business owners than they do from large businesses [3]. We here at Wolfbait are frequently donating to local charities and causes.

GREEN

Locally sold items are being transported less distance, which means fewer emissions from planes, trains, and automobiles. Aircraft transport has greater fuel consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions per mile than any other mode of transport, and the U.S. imports from over 150 countries, totaling $22 trillion every year [4]. Many of our artists here live right here in Logan Square and walk or bike to drop off handmade goods.

GREENER

Locally owned stores are more likely to set up shop in town centers rather than on the fringe, which means contributing to less sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution [2].

EVEN GREENER

The EPA has estimated that the U.S. produced 11.9 million tons of plastic packaging (like that used for shipping), and over 90% of this went to a landfill after being used just once. [4] At Wolfbait, we use recyclable hand stamped paper packaging, and are always happy to forgo it, when you eco-conscious shoppers bring your own bag.

GREENEST

You’ll notice most of our displays and a lot of our products are made from up-cycled items, another way we keep it green.

COMMUNITY HEALTH

Local businesses, like ours, are owned and operated by people who live in the area, are less likely to leave, and are passionate and invested in the community’s future. Shopping locally made products (like Wolfbait’s) increases the community’s wealth, tax revenue and standard of living [1].

VALUE

At a large company, the product is changing hands and unnecessary dollars are going to unnecessary middlemen. When items are produced locally, and sold locally, that extra cost is not being passed down to the consumer. You are being charged a fair price!

CUSTOMER LOVE

Local businesses hire local people with a pride and passion for their community. They take more time to get to know customers and provide better customer service and a personal touch. Everyone here at Wolfbait & B‑girls has a real passion for Logan Square and its residents.

COMMUNITY DISTINCTION

Because the product is made locally, (and not tied to national sales campaigns) the product is geared towards the local feeling and attitude more uniquely and acutely. Made by Chicagoans, for Chicagoans!

ECONOMY

For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $73 remains in the local economy, and $27 leaves; compare this to the same $100 spent at a non-locally owned business, where $43 remains in the local economy and $57 leaves [1].

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

If the people of an average American city were to shift 10% of their spending from chains to local businesses, it would bring an additional $235 million per year to the community’s economy [4]. Do what you can and shop local!
  1. Barnett, Brooke. “15 Reasons to Shop Locally.” MetroFamily Magazine. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 May 2014. <http://www.metrofamilymagazine.com/February-2013/15-Reasons-to-Shop-Locally/>.
  2. Buy Local.” Oregon Environmental Council. Ed. Michelle McGrath. OEC, n.d. Web. 2 May 2014. <http://www.oeconline.org/resources/livinggreen/shopping/buylocal>.
  3. Why Buy Locally Owned?.” Sustainable Connections. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2014. <https://sustainableconnections.org/thinklocal/why>.
  4. Buy Local: Quick Facts on the Benefits of Buying Local.” eLocal.com. N.p., 4 Apr. 2011. Web. 17 May 2014. <http://www.elocal.com/content/home-expert-network/buy-local-quick-facts-benefits-buying-local-goods-766>.