With Small Business Saturday and the holiday season coming up soon, we like to remind everyone the importance of shopping locally and supporting small businesses (so our favorites don't end up on a list of places we miss). 

Credit: Vintage Postcard (unknown)

We went to the experts -- the Facebook group 'You Know You Grew up in Fort Collins When...' and asked:

We got TONS of responses -- nearly 300. I'm not from Fort Collins, so I haven't heard of any of these places, but if you know anything about them, and would like to share your stories and photos, please do so in the comments. We'd love to learn about them!

Click through the gallery to see what shops, restaurants and hangouts Fort Collins residents wish were still in town.

*Some images used are Getty stock photos, not actual photos of the businesses mentioned.