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Brookside Merchants Roll Out the Welcome Mat During Small Business Saturday

On the heels of Black Friday, merchants in Brookside are rolling out their welcome mats to shoppers on November 26th for Small Business Saturday.

Shop SmallSince 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been dedicated to supporting local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy, and preserve neighborhoods around the country. In response to small business owners’ most pressing need - getting more customers - American Express created the day seven years ago.

Brookside businesses, from retail stores and restaurants to service businesses like dry cleaners and nail salons, will be open and greeting customers. At participating stores, American Express cardholders can take advantage of a special offer. To show their love for small merchants, American Express is giving American Express card members the opportunity to earn 2x rewards when they enroll an eligible American Express card and shop small on Small Business Saturday through December 31.

Brookside Businesses Listed with American Express for Small Business Saturday:

  • 5B & Co. Candlemakers
  • Avenues Bistro
  • Bella Napoli
  • BKS Nails
  • Brookside Art Gallery & Custom Framing
  • Brookside Barkery & Bath
  • Brookside Jewelry
  • Brookside Party Warehouse
  • Brookside Toy & Science
  • The Brooksider Bar & Grill
  • Carmen’s Cafe
  • Charlie Hooper’s Bar & Grille
  • Domo Restaurant
  • The Fiddly Fig Florist
  • Foo’s Fabulous Custard
  • Gerry Optical
  • Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
  • Jalapenos
  • JULIAN
  • Lauren Alexandra
  • Mail Pkgs Etc.
  • Michael Forbes Bar & Grille
  • Mike’s Liquor Brookside
  • The New Dime Store
  • Noah’s Ark Animal Clinic
  • Optical Innovations
  • Pride Cleaners
  • Reller & Co.
  • Roasterie Café
  • Shop Beautiful
  • Simple Science Juices
  • Savory Spice
  • a store named…STUFF
  • Topsy’s Popcorn
  • World’s Window

Every year, consumers who “shop small” make a significant impact on the local Brookside economy. Small business owners all across the country feel the impact. According to the 2015 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, approximately 95 million Americans shopped on Small Business Saturday last year, spending an estimated $16.2 billion at independent retailers and restaurants, up 14 percent from 2014.

Learn more at www.ShopSmall.com .