Seminole Heights retailers put together for Small business Saturday
SEMINOLE HEIGHTS, Fla. (WLFA) — One of many busiest procuring weekends of the 12 months is sort of right here, with offers in all places from large field retailers to the mom-and-pop store throughout the road.
“That’s so crucial for us coming up to the holiday season,” mentioned Kelly Hawaii. “That just kind of carries over to support us during the slower months, like in the summertime.”
Seminole Heights shops are stocking their cabinets for Small business Saturday. Kelly Hawaii and her Lufka Refillables Zero Waste Retailer does a month’s price of business simply on Black Friday and Small business Saturday alone.
“It’s one of our best business days of the year,” Hawaii mentioned. “It’s because we do go above and beyond and offer these special events and special prizes to people.”
This weekend’s particular occasion is the ‘Shop Hop.’ Consumers can get a bingo-esque card from an area retailer, go to six taking part shops on the cardboard and enter to win prizes in a raffle. It’s meant to encourage consumers which can be throttling again because of inflation.
“We see customers still coming and buying those essential items,” Hawaii defined. “But maybe this time they wouldn’t get a candle, or this time they wouldn’t get a room spray or a body scrub or something that would be considered a luxury item.”
This would be the first Small business Saturday for Laura Sefkow and her retailer, Tiger Mud.
“We just try to kind of work collaboratively to make sure that everybody that enters our block hits every store and has just a blast,” Sefkow mentioned.
Native retailer homeowners in Seminole Heights work collectively all through the entire 12 months to make sure when consumers come to go to, they keep and have a superb expertise.
Tiger Mud opened eight months in the past, and Sefkow has seen customers spend much less on this economic system.
“People coming in,” Sefkow mentioned. “Really still liking the shop, really still wanting to take something home, but you know, kind of those lower ticket items.”
She mentioned procuring domestically helps folks that share the neighborhood with you.
“The other women on the block have said that it’s usually a pretty great day,” Sefko mentioned. “So we’re really looking forward to it.”
Each Lufka and Tiger Mud shall be open longer on Saturday in the event you’d wish to cease by, and the ‘Shop Hop’ could have an after-party as effectively to cap off the raffle.