As you shop in the days after Thanksgiving, be sure to stop at some of Spokane’s local businesses! Some small businesses will be open with Black Friday sales on November 28. On Small Business Saturday, November 29, small businesses all over Spokane will have fun events and great deals to celebrate. Here are just a few examples from the city’s core.
Kitchen Engine’s Annual After Thanksgiving Sale: On Friday, the Kitchen Engine, Spokane’s only locally owned and operated specialty kitchen store, will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with door-buster deals of up to 70% off, plus 15% off storewide. They’ll even feed you pancakes for free from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The Kitchen Engine is located in the Flour Mill at 621 W. Mallon, Suite 416. During the sale, parking is free!
Wonders of the World Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Sale: Also located in the Flour Mill at 621 W. Mallon, this shop has gifts for just about everyone. On both Friday and Saturday morning 8:00 a.m. to noon, everything in the store will be 20% off, with some items up to 50% off. Plus, there will be fresh baked cookies to keep up your shopping energy!
Festival of Fair Trade: At this annual market, local fair trade businesses offer up a wide variety of quality goods imported from numerous countries. Purchasing these fairly traded gifts helps improve the lives of the people who make them. The Festival of Fair Trade is Friday, November 28, though Sunday, November 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Community Building at 35 W. Main.
Shop-Hop: At Those Girls (1819 W. Pacific), Veda Lux Boutique (1106 S. Perry St.), Tangerine (1019 W. First), and Lucky Detour (1930 S. Inland Empire Way), if you purchase something from each store, you will be entered into a drawing valued at over $700, plus there will be great discounts. Just pick up a punch card at any location and start shopping. Those Girls will give loot bags full of gifts, samples, and coupons from local businesses to the first 50 customers. The event starts at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, November 29. Bonus: Veda Lux is also offering 20% off everything in the store on Black Friday.
Auntie’s Book Store Small Business Saturday and Indies First: Books make perfect gifts, and local authors will be at Auntie’s all day to sign books, recommend titles, and hobnob with fans. As a special treat for the younger shoppers, the Grinch will also be on hand wandering the store. Auntie’s is located at 402 W. Main Ave.
When you shop at locally owned small businesses, three times as much of your money stays in your community than when shopping at a chain store, so be sure to remember your favorite local stores or check out some that you have not been too yet this holiday shopping season.