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Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Birmingham Patch is paying for the parking meters along parts of Old Woodward and Maple on Small Business Saturday.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Patch is paying for parking in downtown Birmingham from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Old Woodward and Maple.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Nearly 30 new shops, restaurants and salons have opened in downtown Birmingham in 2012, making this Black Friday and Small Business Saturday something to pay attention to.
If you were looking to do your Black Friday or Small Business Saturday shopping in Birmingham, there may be no better year than 2012. According to John Heiney, director of the Birmingham Principal Shopping District, the occupancy rate among downtown shops, restaurants and offices is at 96.3 percent — a 10 year high. "This has been an excellent year for Birmingham's retail in terms of new store openings," Heiney said. In total, almost 30 new shops and restaurants have opened in downtown Birmingham in 2012 so far. Headlining those openings is Friday's grand opening of Lululemon, the upscale yoga and athletics shop that has renovated and moved into the former Ann Taylor Loft location at the corner of Old Woodward and Maple. What else has …
Dozens of downtown shops, restaurants and landmarks are featured in a series of new television ads.
This holiday season, you could be watching television and wait — is that downtown Birmingham? This season is the first in three years that the Birmingham Principal Shopping District (PSD) is airing television ads meant to attract Metro Detroit shoppers to the city's downtown shops during the holiday shopping season. The PSD has produced a series of three ads that reproduces downtown Birmingham in colorful sketches, featuring more than a dozen Birmingham landmarks, shops and restaurants, including Tallulah Wine Bar and Bistro, Dick O'Dow's, Harp's Lingerie, Batteries Plus and Ecology. "This year, come see how shopping was meant to be," the ads urge. According to the PSD's Edward Nakfoor, the total cost of the advertising campaign — which …
Birmingham Patch is paying for your parking meter on Old Woodward and Maple this weekend.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The city hopes to keep the holiday shopping momentum going with its advertising campaign, featuring three television commercials to air on WXYZ.
Whether you spent the holidays in Birmingham, Metro Detroit or elsewhere across the country, it was a busy weekend for holiday shopping. According to a National Retail Federation (NRF) survey conducted by BIGresearch, 226 million shoppers visited stores and websites Thursday through Saturday last week, a record up from last year's 212 million shoppers. In addition, the NRF reports that the average shopper spent $398.62 during the holiday weekend, up from $365.34 last year. Total spending reached an estmated $52.4 billion. In Birmingham, John Heiney, executive director of Birmingham's Principal Shopping District (PSD), said the mood was upbeat and optimistic among shoppers and local merchants. "It seems like the last couple of years, you …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
The event brought shoppers to Birmingham on Saturday to 'buy local.'
The second annual Small Business Saturday had shoppers flocking to Birmingham Saturday afternoon, supporting the idea of buying local and keeping these independent stores alive in the community. Type of Store: Children’s couture How important is the “idea” of Small Business Saturday? “People are so accustomed to Black Friday and going to malls but it is so important to support your local businesses and community because everybody likes to have that vibrant downtown but we need to have businesses in order to maintain that,” store owner Julie Grippo said. “People don’t realize how huge it is if just everyone did make one purchase in a small business." Type of Merchandise: Women’s accessories How is Small Business Saturday going? “We …
Friday, November 25, 2011
From this year's hottest toys to electronics, what holiday gifts are you looking to score at Black Friday prices?
Black Friday is here and whether you woke up at the crack of dawn (or earlier!) or are planning on heading out to the mall later today, we're wondering: what toys, electronics and gifts are worth braving the crowds to find the best deal? Maybe it's something from the Apple store — an iPad or iPhone. Televisions and cameras are always popular, or maybe it's the recently-released The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii that your kids are clamoring for. Whatever it is, we want to know what Birmingham is buying. So whether you're heading out for Black Friday or are saving your shopping for Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday, let us know: what do you shop early for?
Friday, November 18, 2011
Nov. 26 promotion features $25 incentive from American Express to 'shop small.'
This seasonal greeting comes from hometown merchants: Don't be in thrall to the mall. They're spreading the word via social media and window signs with help from American Express, organizer of the second annual Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26. The credit card issuer promotes a nationwide "day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends," it explains online. "We’re asking millions of Americans to 'shop small' at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge." The firm puts money where its promotion is by offering a one-time $25 rebate to shoppers spending at least $25 at a small business after registering their credit card here. Any non-franchised, …