Quiet Black Friday, Booming Small Business Saturday on Main Street Duncan

Quiet Black Friday, Booming Small Business Saturday on Main Street Duncan

DUNCAN, OK(KSWO) - In the heart of Main Street Duncan is where you will find Distinctive Decor, a locally-owned and operated kitchen supply store.

Marcus McEntire and his wife founded the local business in 1999. He says, up until closing, both Black Friday and Small Business Saturday were his store's busiest days of the year.

"We stayed open later on both days, but sales were very strong. We were thrilled," McEntire said.

Distinctive Decor offered a free gift, with purchase, in honor of the shopping holidays.

Other stores on Main Street also gave away discounts, deals, samples and other various activities.

Destiny Ahlfenger, Executive Director of Main Street Duncan, says people realized how important it was to shop small for one reason-- support throughout the community.

"Even if it's not in your community, it helps a mom and a dad. It helps a baseball team. It helps employees. So, being able to contribute during Shop Small Saturday is something that you can literally give to someone, versus shopping at a big box store," said Ahlfenger.

Ahlfenger also says the variety of merchandise in a small boutique is incomparable to those of chain stores.

Caroline Chamber, owner of the Three French Hens on Main Street says people from out of town came down especially to visit her store on Saturday.

"Probably one of the busiest days I've seen downtown. It looked like an old-fashioned holiday shopping downtown in a small town atmosphere," said Chamber.

Although shoppers were lined outside many of the shops this weekend for in-store specials, McEntire says his drop in prices will not stop there.

"The orders are coming in briskly in the back right now. So Cyber Monday is looking up."

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