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Downtown Portsmouth was busy over the week thanks to Small Business Saturday

Dec 1, 2014 1:41 PM

Small Business Saturday brings boost to downtown Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH - Small Business Saturday was a success for many of the shops in downtown Portsmouth.

The area is a big tourist spot but also brings out locals who love to shop local. Many of the businesses said they were just as busy Friday. Bob Breneman of G. Willikers toy store said they did more business over the weekend than at the same time last year.

"We had a great small business Saturday. I think people were out in force. Some that had power, some that didn't have any power still at home. And they were thrilled to be out and supporting local," Breneman said.

Breneman said he's not sure why they saw more customers this year, but thinks the warm weather over the weekend helped bring more people out.


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