COAST CITIES — In 2010, after nearly three years of recession, American Express decided to do something to help small businesses survive. It designated the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday. In 2011, it was adopted by the U.S. Senate.On this day, consumers are asked to shop at independent retailers and other small businesses, especially those that carry goods made in the U.S.
On Nov. 30, keep your money here in North County as you “Shop Local, Save Local” which directly impacts the local economy and small business merchant and buyer.
Many shops throughout the North Coast community will be offering special deals and giveaways throughout the day, Nov. 30.
In Leucadia, Bamboo 2 U and Tikis Too supports this growing trend with two days of Aloha Black Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. There will be free leis Saturday while supplies last and shoppers can also enjoy complimentary tropical beverages and nibbles from Dos Palmas Restaurant.