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Shop Small Saturday is successful, and not over

Local businesses had a busy Shop Small Saturday and aren't expecting business to slow down.

Posted: Nov. 26, 2017 7:17 PM
Updated: Nov. 26, 2017 11:34 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Shop Small Saturday proved to be a successful day of business for local businesses. 

"It was crazy... from anytime for ten hours we probably had 20 to 40 people in the shop...people were parking a couple blocks away to come to it " Paul Bennet, owner of Dwell Local, said. 

Laura Magee is a stylist at PRIMP in Downtown Rochester. 

"It was busy throughout the entire day. We had groups of ladies and families coming in," Magee said. 

While it was a good day for business, it also showcased long-term community. 

"it's amazing, the people, the friends that we've made by being here, we've met extended families from out of town that come here every time they're in town and it's just really fun," Bennett said.

"We have so many regulars that come here during the week that they'll make the trip down here on the weekends to come visit us and like say hi and catch up," Magee said. 

Both stores aren't worried about shopping small being a one day thing. 

"There are so many people that come in and they're like, 'we're supporting small businesses today...they're really excited about the concept," Bennett said. 

Dwell Local and PRIMP both work with nonprofits in the month of December and hope shoppers see shopping local only helps the community. 

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