Show your small-town love: Shop small—shop Bellport

Visit Main Street on Small Business Saturday

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Show love for your community by shopping on Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 27!

Bellport Village shops are getting ready for Small Business Saturday with special products and holiday merchandise. According to chamber vice president and Bellport Arts & Framing owner LuAnn Thompson, Main Street shops allow for a local, personal shopping experience and give you a superior-quality product. There’s also a wide variety—from jewelry, clothing, furniture and home products.

“It’s items you won’t find anywhere else,” she promised. “It’s not just tailored service. Each one of our shops in this village goes out of their way to get the most unique items that you could search all day and you’re not going to find online.”

As part of some of the local deals, TOLA owner Alison Buck promised gift bags for shoppers as well as to-be-announced promotions. For Thompson, she highlighted the giftable items her shop has to offer, including stationery and art supplies as well as gift wrap and cards. Buck noted her shop has lots of cozy winter wear, including fashionable sweaters.

Main Street, chamber president John Hannon said, packs a punch, with not only unique finds specially curated by local shop owners but also opportunities to drink and eat local, including new spaces like the Brewport Coffee shop on Main.

“You’re celebrating the community,” Hannon said of shopping local.

“It’s small-town love,” Buck added.

The Red Barn, a lifestyle boutique, has also made its return to Main Street as well, and the Cupcakes Galore shop is always a fan-favorite.

The chamber soup contest will also be held again this year. The contest will feature at least eight local restaurants showcasing their creations. Visitors can do a free taste test, which will be blind. Participants will be able to cast a vote for their favorite. The contest is from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Four Corners.

Small Business Saturday was created by American Express in 2010 to address small businesses affected by the recession. It has since grown to be an annual tradition and has gotten support from Congress.

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