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Big-name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts attract shoppers in droves, but when do small businesses like the ones in Berkley and Huntington Woods that are the backbone of America’s economy get their day?
That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born.
Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website.
American Express founded the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. The event drew more than 100 million people last year, according to the Small Business Saturday website.
Small businesses in Berkley and Huntington Woods that want to get in on the action will offer specials, including the following.
- City Style: The boutique will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Shoppers will be able to snack on free treats and take advantage of special deals, including the following. Get 10 to 50 percent off your purchases with a roll of the dice; select merchandise will be discounted 20 percent; hosiery will be 50 percent off with a footwear purchase; and enter to win a Harveys canvas shopping totes.
- Tootie and Tallulah's: Use this coupon to save save 20 percent on any one item valued at $25 or more on Saturday, Nov. 24.
- The Room Downstairs: The Berkley boutique will be open 8-10 p.m. Saturday. Customers who spend $250 will receive 10 percent off their entire purchase.
- Berkley Chiropractic Clinic: "Make sure you back is in shape to carry all those holiday gifts," owner Jeff Allyn commented on Facebook, adding that deals on massage therapy packages will be available Saturday.
- Catching Fireflies: Customers can snack on cookies and sip hot cocoa while they shop and take advantage of free gift wrapping for their purchases.
[Do you know of other local businesses that will offer specials Saturday? Leave a comment!]
American Express also will offer a $25 rebate to shoppers who registered their credit card in advance and spend at least $25 at qualifying small business Saturday. Small businesses in Berkley and Huntington Woods that qualify include the following. Click here for a complete list and to find qualifying businesses in nearby cities.
Bars and restaurants
- Mr. Kabob Mediterranean Cuisine
- O'Mara's Restaurant
- Bagger Dave's
- 24 Seconds Bar & Grill
- Jet's Pizza
- The Lunch Cafe
- Butterfly Bake Shoppe
- Sugar Kisses
- Atomic Dawg
- Amici's Pizza & Living Room
- JJ Fatts
- Mazza Indian Cuisine
- Eagle Nails
- Salon Miracles
- Smokers Only
- The Doll Hospital & Toy Soldier Shop
- Have You Any Wool
- City Style
- Yellow Door Art Market
- June Moon Furniture
- Berkley Book Corner
- The Room Downstairs
- Dynasty Flowers and Gifts
- Rackham Golf Course
- House of Yoga
- Armadillo Printwear
- McCourt's Music
- Linda's Dance Works
- Car Tunes