This year, you can shop South End Small Business Saturday(s) all holiday season long, with Saturday pop up markets at the Design Center and at Atherton Mill Plaza.
Small Business Saturday may look a little different this year, but the concept is the same: Shopping small is supporting a big dream. As a scoop follower, you’re into shopping and supporting small local businesses, and this year, you can show that support any Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Pop-up vendors will join the already booming retail scene in South End on rotating Saturdays outdoors at :
“The local shops and restaurants in South End are what make this place interesting. Each one represents an entrepreneur’s dreams and livelihood,” said Megan Liddle Gude, vice president, South End, at Charlotte Center City Partners. “Shopping small for the holidays has never been more important for our city–it’s about supporting each other.”
New This Year ~ The Shop Small Hero Card
Be a small business hero and support your local retailers, makers, and artisans with this year’s Shop Small Hero Card. Spend at least $10 at participating small businesses to get a sticker – do this five times and you’ll receive a South End tote bag or t-shirt designed by local print studio Three Little Birds and printed by MacFly Fresh. Take your completed Small Biz Hero Card to the two Fifth Third Bank locations in South End anytime between November 28th and December 31st to claim your prize, or prizes.
Parking is On Your Own This Year
No streets will be closing this year for this event, so park anywhere, (The Railyard deck, Atherton Mill deck, The Design Center deck, street parking) Or leave the car at home and take a rideshare, scooter or hop on the light rail.
Apply to Join the Pop-Up Markets
Join the Esther + Elsa Retail vendor list for info and the application to join in, just click here.
Shop Local & Support Local
Big things happen when you shop small. Our local retailers and makers provide a unique holiday shopping experience for all. Explore the shops, restaurants, and breweries, and check off your holiday gift list.
Follow the Small Business Saturdays Facebook event page HERE for more updates & info.