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Small Business Saturday Returns to East Passyunk Avenue in South Philadelphia

Marilyn Johnson

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID), home to more than 160 independently-owned shops and restaurants in the bustling South Philadelphia neighborhood, is back for another fun-filled year of Small Business Saturday, an all-day affair with a plethora of retailers, service providers, and restaurants offering can’t miss specials, sidewalk sales, and pop-up events on Saturday, November 27.

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Shop Local on East Passyunk Avenue for Small Business Saturday.J. Fusco/Visit Philly

This year, in addition to shops along the Avenue celebrating Small Business Saturday and the importance of shopping locally, East Passyunk Avenue BID and South Philadelphia-based filmmaker Joe Ronca have teamed up for round two in a series of heartfelt videos encouraging the public to “Keep Shopping Small.” Showcasing more than two dozen East Passyunk Avenue business owners expressing gratitude and appreciation for the immense support shown over the last two years, the video thanks locals and visitors for continuing to shop small and local during the holiday season.

“This holiday season, people’s commitment to shopping locally can mean a world of difference for our independent business community,” said Adam Leiter, Executive Director of the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District. “When you spend locally, your dollar goes further, making a personal and positive impact that resonates with multiple small businesses.”

Businesses along the Avenue are offering special Small Business Saturday happenings on November 27, including Philadelphia’s first retail shop dedicated to living a low-waste lifestyle Good Buy Supply, celebrating one year in business with music, food, free gifts, deals, and more. A sample of the neighborhood shops participating in Small Business Saturday includes:

  • A Novel Idea — For Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, offerings include a Shop Small Three-Day Sale where everything is 10% off for in-store purchase
  • Deja42 Art Gallery — Find select handmade jewelry, mask charms, art & photography prints at 15% during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
  • Frame Fatale – Expect special Small Business Saturday giveaways like logo tote bags, and branded magnet chalkboards [for refrigerator or locker], available while supplies last, plus complimentary gift wrapping
  • Metro Men's Clothing – Enjoy 20% off the entire store brimming with new winter arrivals, plus 20% off clearance
  • Sermania Jewelry – Extended hours for Small Business Saturday are 11 am – 6 pm with complimentary gift wrapping and 15% off select sterling silver
  • South Fellini – Introduces the annual special custom-designed ornament and holiday shirt theme for 2021 on Saturday, November 27.

Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey, and beyond. Food news: phillygrub@gmail.com. Travel tips: phillygrubtrips@gmail.com.

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Marilyn Johnson is a Philadelphia area-based food and travel writer focusing on food & drink in the Mid-Atlantic region. Email phillygrub@gmail.com for Philly area news; phillygrubtrips@gmail.com for travel tips and opportunities.

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