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Avoid Carmageddon: Buy Local This Weekend In Santa Monica:

With the 405 Freeway closing between the 10 and 101 Freeways this Saturday and Sunday for “Carmageddon II,” Santa Monica businesses are taking the opportunity to keep residents local by offering unique deals and specials.

More than 40 Santa Monica businesses will be participating through “Buy Local Santa Monica,” a campaign created by representatives of the local business community and City of Santa Monica to support local businesses and raise awareness of the community, economic, and environmental benefits of choosing local first.

“Carmageddon II is the perfect opportunity for us to remind everyone how much our local businesses have to offer,” said Jennifer Taylor, Founding Member and Chair of Buy Local Santa Monica. “From fresh Farmers Market produce to award-winning dining, trend setting fashion and unrivaled spa and fitness experiences; Santa Monica truly has everything you need!”

In an effort to encourage bike tourism, the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau (SMCVB), and the Buy Local Santa Monica campaign has created Santa Monica self-guided bike itineraries, according to different themes including arts, wellness, vintage shopping, and sustainability.

“Seventy percent of Santa Monica hotel visitors never use a car while they are here,” said Misti Kerns, President/CEO of the Santa Monica Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“Our beach, dining, shopping, and attractions are all within walking and biking distance, making it very easy for residents and visitors to experience a car-free lifestyle year round.”

Kerns encouraged residents to take part in a ton of fun events and specials taking place in Santa Monica.

“We encourage residents to be a tourist in your own city and use our website as a resource for event listings and itinerary suggestions,” she said.

For more information on the upcoming 405 Freeway closure, bike itineraries, and Buy Local Santa Monica “Carmageddon II” deals and specials, visit

Carmageddon Shop Local Specials

Acapillow Home Furnishings

Receive 15 percent off all goods at Acapillow on Sept. 29/30. The store will be serving goodies and wine.“Like” them on Facebook on Saturday or Sunday and receive a free gift (in-store only). 3018 & 3030 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica.

Adamm’s Stained Glass & Gallery

Receive 20 percent off gallery art. Must show Los Angeles ID to qualify. 1426 4th St, Santa Monica.

Arm Candy Handbags

Receive 20 percent off regular price handbags, accessories, and jewelry and an additional 10 percent off all clearance items on Sept. 29-30. 2717 Main St, Santa Monica,

ARTFUL handcrafted

Receive 15 percent off items on Sept. 29/30. 1726 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica.


Receive 10 percent discount if you mention “eat shop play” at its 203 Arizona Ave. store (in the courtyard 2nd St at Arizona, behind Tender Greens), Santa Monica.

Bike Attack

Receive a 10 percent discount on every item in the store, from bicycles to accessories. 2400 Main St, Santa Monica.

Cherry Picked Thrift Shop

The shop will have $4.05 clearance racks on men and women’s clothing, along with other discounted clothing racks as well. Books over $2 will be discounted 30 percent off. 2807-2809 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica.

E Friendly Waterless Carwash

This is a mobile service where they will come to you, detail, and wax your car for $100. Regular price for the “E Friendly Wax and Polish” is $200.

Got Pet Food

Receive 10 percent off your entire purchase on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sept 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. only. 1840 14th St, Santa Monica.

L&K Market

Receive 10 percent off its wine and beer collection. You will be impressed with their knowledge, range of wines, and prices from $5.99 to $599 and up. L & K Market, 2127 Main St, Santa Monica.

Marco Polo Imports

Receive 20 percent off all custom furniture, sofas, dining tables, dining chairs, and bed frames. Marco Polo, 716 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica.


Receive 10 percent off purchases under $40, 15 percent off purchases over $40 with proof of Los Angeles County residency. Sale, commission, and consignment merchandise excluded. 2711 Main St, Santa Monica.

Pop Physique Santa Monica

Free class for all new students on Saturday and Sunday and 20 percent off on all classes and packages for existing clients. Email to reserve your space. 1335 4th St, Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Visitor Information Centers

All road race t-shirts, themed after original Santa Monica early 1900’s road race flags, will be sold for the special price of $5 at the Santa Monica Main Street, Third Street Promenade Cart, and Pier Kiosk Visitor Center locations.

Santa Monica Notary & Live Scan

$20 Live Scan Rolling Fee (a $15 discount). 1424 4th St, Suite 214, Santa Monica.

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