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Nov 30, 2013 8:08 PM by Akeam Ashford

Shoppers Take Advantage of Small Business Saturday

With gray thursday and black friday in the books, today was the day to support the locally-owned shops across the country.

This is the fourth year, tens of millions of consumers around the country are expected to shop on small business Saturday. The idea, is for shoppers across the country to support locally owned businesses.

On any given Saturday, it's not hard to find a crowd making their way in and out of the shops in Breaux Bridge.

Business owners say the help and support from local governments makes the day worth it.

"Out here it's a very old area. People have old houses and they want to buy things that fit in with that theme. You just can't get really nice old armors or end tables at Walmart," said Micheal Hilbun.

Hilbun works at an antique shop along the strip, he says their shop doesn't have traditional items, making it easy to develop relationships with customers.

"It's a lot more characteristic, i guess. It's more fun, more friendly, it's a nicer atmosphere," said Hilbun.

Small business Saturday is a chance for small business owners to make their case for why shopping locally is so important.

Continuing the busiest shopping time of the year, Cyber Monday is right around the corner.




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