Customers Avoid Lines With Small Business Saturday

By Brett Baldeck | 

Black Friday has come and gone. Now it's Small Business Saturday.

Businesses in the City of Scottsville were in the Christmas spirit with many of them offering exclusives for the special day.

"Everybody tries to offer a little something for everybody and just local people come together to visit and shop. It's just a good day for everybody," says Shelia Fulks, Owner of Neatful Things.

Darla Graves, Owner of The Sweet Life, was able to join forces with a local photographer as Santa Clause himself paid a visit. She says the extras offered on Small Business Saturday bring in a new line of customers.

"Days like today and next Saturday people will come in they will want to get candy to take to people and a lot of times they keep telling us they don't know we are a cafe," says Graves.

Many customers who shopped Saturday are looking for one of a kind gifts. Gifts you can't find in the long lines of Black Friday.

"I love Christmas and I love to collect Santa Clauses and snowmen and I like to visit unique little shops like this to find the different Santas and snowmen that they do have," says Gloria Lyles.

That special Christmas cheer is what merchants hope will continue to drive business.

"That's very important that people do come out and see what is up here in Scottsville because we are important to the community because people like to shop at these little stores because they can't anywhere else," says Blanche Carter, Owner of Today's Fashions & Home Decor.

Although it was Small Business Saturday, business owners encourage consumers to shop local everyday.

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