November 28, 2013
It's not all about the big box retailers on Black Friday.
Small businesses in the area want shoppers to know they're around, too.
Many in the area say they're not necessarily opening early, and shoppers might not find the doorbusters that many major retailers are offering, but shops are offering deals to shoppers.
The Happy Cook in the Barracks Road Shopping Center says half of their business for the year comes in November and December, so they're taking the opportunity to thank their customers.
"This is a very important time of year for us, and we thank everybody that comes out every year," owner Monique Moshier said. "It's nice to see a lot of times the same people who come back every year to come and shop with us, and it's great to see people come back year after year."
At many places, the deals continue into Small Business Saturday, a growing trend to support small businesses the day after Black Friday.