Here is a list of events for small businesses on November 27


Kathy Silverman, owner of The Local Hiker in downtown Spartanburg, November 23, 2020. Local businesses are gearing up for Small Business Saturday in Spartanburg.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching, small businesses in Spartanburg are busy planning for holiday sales and events. Many small businesses have seen their sales drop since the start of the pandemic. They hope, however, that the holiday season will help boost their business.

Kathy Silverman, owner of Hub City Scoops and The Local Hiker on East Main Street, has noticed a 30% drop in sales in 2020. Although her businesses are back to their previous levels in 2021, Silverman hopes to see greater growth.

“The local hiker did very well at the Sunday market in November and I am also optimistic about the holiday season,” said Silverman.

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To combat the slowdown in in-person sales, some local businesses have established online stores offering delivery and pickup services.

Pink on Main, a clothing store on West Main Street, has had success in its online store. They are looking forward to the holiday season which will bring more customers downtown to shop.

In addition to clothing and equipment stores, The Spice and Tea Exchange on West Main Street also hopes the holiday season attracts more shoppers during the fall and winter.

“We had more customers during the summer and early fall because the weather was nice and people were out,” said Lily Kincaid, Area Manager Spice and Tea Exchange. “But spices and tea make great holiday gifts, so I expect a good sale during the holiday seasons.”

Here is a non-exhaustive list of special events and offers focused on Spartanburg on Small Business Saturdays and beyond:

â–º On Saturday, November 27, a pop-up store will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Start: ME, a small business accelerator on the north side. The event will be held outdoors at 501 Howard Street and will feature live music, games, food and over 70 small businesses.

â–º Aim High Fitness on Cedar Springs Road will offer one free fitness session with the purchase of two sessions

► Blue Moon Specialty Foods on South Church Street will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 27, offering 20% ​​off all gift sets.

â–º Fit and Curvy, a fitness center on John B White Sr Blvd., will be offering fitness workouts Wednesday through Sunday during Thanksgiving week.

â–º Gracie’s store on East Main Street, Spartanburg and Mill Street, Inman, will be open from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., Thursday evening through Friday morning, offering 20% ​​off all purchases.

â–º Hawes Installs, a company specializing in home improvement and electrical services, is offering 10% off select contractor services by December 1.

â–º The Hub City Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, offering a free copy of Advance Reader with a $ 20 purchase and a free Hub City tote bag with a $ 50 purchase.

â–º Local Licensed Healthcare Advocates will offer virtual health checks on Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday at no cost to clients.

â–º Jocelyn Jones Portraits on Hayne Street will be offering holiday sessions for $ 99 by appointment. Vouchers will be available for purchase at the pop-up Howard Street store.

► LaMarriia Company, a skin care company, is offering free shipping on purchases over $ 40 with the code “FREE” until November 25th.

► Market on Main on East Main Street will be offering 20% ​​off all Christmas decorations for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.

Market On Main hosted an open house at its downtown Spartanburg store on November 10, 2020. Downtown stores are looking forward to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber ​​Monday after a year. difficile caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Market On Main hosted an open house at its downtown Spartanburg store on November 10, 2020. Downtown stores are looking forward to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber ​​Monday after a year. difficile caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

â–º Masters Credit Consultants, a company specializing in credit repair, establishment and restoration, will offer 50% off its programs for the first month of Black Friday. They will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 26.

â–º Palmetto Aesthetics Medical Spa on East Main Street will offer deals on various beauty services and skin care products.

â–º Palmetto Olive Oil Co. on East Main Street will be holding a small business Saturday Christmas card raffle with a certificate for extra savings and free giveaways.

â–º Pure Barre, a fitness center on East Main Street, will offer 25 percent off the first month with any membership purchase.

â–º The Rustic Llama store on East Main Street will be open on Black Friday and Small Business Saturdays, offering 15% off starting Friday noon. On Thanksgiving night, before Black Friday, it will offer 40, 30, and 20 percent off from 12 p.m. to 12 p.m.

► Squeaky Dreams, an online handmade soap store, is offering 15-20% off from Black Friday to Cyber ​​Monday. Bundles are available on the Squeaky Dreams website.

â–º The Kindred Spirits on North Spring Street will offer 15% off Saturdays, with live music and hot drinks at home.

â–º The local hiker on East Main Street will be providing free refreshments on Saturdays, as well as Christmas cookies at Hub City Scoops.

Business is slowly returning to normal and most customers say they think the state's reopening process is appropriate, said Elessa Jacobs of The Spice & Tea Exchange in downtown Spartanburg.  (BOB MONTGOMERY / Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

Business is slowly returning to normal and most customers say they think the state’s reopening process is appropriate, said Elessa Jacobs of The Spice & Tea Exchange in downtown Spartanburg. (BOB MONTGOMERY / Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

â–º The Spice and Tea Exchange on West Main Street will offer customers one free product if they purchase a combination of six bagged products.

â–º Two Cumberland, a clothing store on East Main Street, will be offering 20 percent off all clothing on Black Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

â–º Upstate Essential Solutions, an accounting, tax and business consulting firm located on Mitchell Road in Greenville, will offer a free consultation valued at $ 50.

This article originally appeared on Herald-Journal: Local Events, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Deals

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