BUCKSPORT – Okay, there’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday and for the past few years businesses are pushing Plaid Saturday. K
Keep it local.
That could be the slogan for Small Business Saturday.
While the so-called big-box stores reel in the cash on Black Friday, Saturday finds smaller, independent businesses offering deals that won’t be found on-line or anywhere near massive parking lots.
“And there’ll be events throughout the day, ending with a lighting of the town in the evening,” said Mark Eastman, a local realtor who also volunteers with Main Street Bucksport.
Previous Small Business Saturdays have been quite successful in Bucksport,. It offers a chance for people to put money into the local economy.
“The thing you have to remember about going on-line is that they don’t pay property tax where you live. And those property taxes go to our schools, which go to our kids, which is our only asset,” said Andy Lacher, owner of Book Stacks.
Not only will be people be supporting the local economy, but shop owners say they’ll find plenty of bargains.
“And they have some personal service. They can come in. They can ask questions. If there’s a wine they happen to be looking for, I may be able to order it for them. Just get a local feel,” said Mike Gross, Verona Wine and Design owner.