Shops hope you'll buy local for Small Biz Saturday

Shops hope you'll buy local for Small Biz Saturday

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by MICHELLE BOUDIN / NBC Charlotte

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WCNC.com

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 10:45 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Katie Tebbit is a shopper.  "Much to my husband’s chagrin, yes" she said.

She moved to Charlotte from Durham, and has loved discovering the city's shops -- like Boulevard at South End.
 
"I think I've really begun to appreciate, because this is now our community," Tebbit expressed.
 
That’s the idea behind Small Business Saturday-- a movement started three years ago to help give local shops a boost.
 
"It’s people that want to help small business; people have a heart for helping small businesses," said Carmen Ellis, the owner of the small boutique, Boulevard at South End.
 
The Blank Canvas is only open a month; they're hanging their hat on hopes of a big weekend.
 
Owner Harold Jordan said, "A lot of people shop here don’t like the mall at all cause of the hassle. They come here for the customer service."
 

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