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    Shop Small, Shop Local—Holiday Shopping on Small Business Saturday Nov 28th


    This weekend’s Small Business Saturday (Nov. 28) is the small business event of the year. Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this is the day that all of America will be honoring small businesses.
     

    The Department of Economic Development is encouraging you to shop small and shop local—when you shop local, you keep dollars in our economy. Buying from Big Box retailers sends dollars out of town.[1] 
     
    This Small Business Saturday is especially exciting because it’s coupled with events all around Cleveland. Check out these Small Business Saturday events below:
     


    ~Larchmere Holiday Stroll—Relax the holiday weekend perusing 45+ independent stores and services on Historic Larchmere Boulevard, many offering holiday treats & specials.

    ~East 14th Street Holiday Pop-Up Shop—buy friends and family creative gifts from local artisans.

    ~The First Keep it Local Cleveland Winter Market at the Old Arcade at 401 Euclid – 60 participating retailers will be featured at this family friendly event 10am-3pm.

    ~5th Street Arcades’s Cleveland Bazaar—Northeast Ohio’s longest-running indie marketplace event from 10am-8pm for handmade items from more than 65 local vendors, shoppes and talented artists.

    ~Food Truck Fun—Cleveland is known for its food trucks. From 1pm to 6pm food trucks will be on-site on Huron Avenue at Euclid Avnue for lunch, dinner and snacks to power you through your shopping spree.

    ~Winterfest at Playhouse Square presented by Downtown Cleveland Alliance. (check out the schedule of events) providing family friendly holiday entertainment.

     
     

    Local business is the backbone of our local economy and supporting these small businesses directly supports the community around them. Shopping local doesn't have to be done on just one day; to find out more about Cleveland's great small businesses check out our Neighborhood Retail page.
     


    [1] For every $100 spent in locally-owned, independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, etc. However, spending that same $100 at a national chain results in only $43 staying in the local economy.  Additionally, the same $100 spent online (potentially) returns nothing to our economy.