CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In recent years, the Saturday following Black Friday has become dedicated to supporting local businesses.
It's a day to continue checking off holiday wish lists, while supporting locally-owned businesses, restaurants and breweries.
In Charlotte alone, there are more than 200 locally owned retailers, including 70 restaurants, and free trolley rides are being offered in order to encourage "Small Business Saturday."
The trolley will shuffle shoppers around Historic South End for their very own small business Saturday. It will make continuous stops from Remount Road to East Park Avenue.
Along the way, more than 200 local businesses will gather as well as three one-day-only markets. One of the markets will be at Atherton Mill and feature unique holiday gifts. The other will be at the Charlotte Trolley Museum.
The event will also feature over 70 places to eat and drink.
In addition to South End, there are countless small businesses ranging from downtown Matthews to Concord that would love the community's support. To find small businesses near you, click here.