SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Dozens of people flocked to downtown Spartanburg Saturday to shop at the mom-and-pop stores on the 10th annual Small Business Saturday.
“It’s good to support local businesses at all times because they are so vital to the growth of the community,” shopper Beth McLeod said.
“Well I personally think smaller is more personable, you definitely get one on one attention,” shopper Tasha Brockman told 7News.
At Two Doors Down Spartanburg the crowds were steady.
“It’s been busy,” Two Doors Down associate Tori James said.
The boutique of downtown Spartanburg saw many of their regular customers on Saturday.
“It’s just nice to see their support and they’ve come out because it’s Small Business Saturday, which is so nice of them,” James told 7News.
James said they were pleased to see several new faces in the store.
“I think people just realize that shopping small and local is very important now, so we are thankful for that,” Two Doors Down associate Kelly Blackwell said.
Market on Main celebrated it’s first Small Business Saturday.
“We just opened at the end of April, so we didn’t know what to expect,” Market on Main associate Stacey Johnson said.
The store was prepared and fully stocked with unique gifts made by local vendors.
Johnson said the gift shop takes pride in selling homemade items. They carry locally crafted hand lotion, canvases made by local artists and even teach classes so people can learn how to make ornaments.
“The day has been really busy. We were so excited and we actually had a great day yesterday too. We are so happy to have so many people downtown,” she said.
More than 165 million people nationwide are expected to make a purchase between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday.