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Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Find out what special deals, hours and treats will be available as you stock up on holiday gifts and goodies for yourself in Royal Oak!

Big-name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts attract shoppers in droves, but when do small businesses like the ones in Royal Oak that are the backbone of America’s economy get their day?

That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born.

Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website.

American Express founded the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. The event drew more than 100 million people last year, according to the Small Business Saturday website.

Small businesses in Royal Oak that want to get in on the action will offer specials, including the following.

  • Detroit Motor Apparel: Big weekend sale includes 35 percent off your entire order.
  • Noir Leather: Looking for the perfect "50 Shades of Grey Gift?" Noir Leather offers 25 percent off all weekend.
  • Dos Manos: Purchase handcrafts of Latin America at Dos Manos' Holiday Sale Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Receive 20 percent off any one item.
  • UPS Store: Need to ship that perfect gift? UPS offers 20 percent off services on Saturday.

[Do you know of other local businesses that will offer specials Saturday? Leave a comment!]

American Express also will offer a $25 rebate to shoppers who registered their credit card in advance and spend at least $25 at qualifying small business Saturday. Small businesses in Royal Oak that qualify include the following. Click here for a complete list and to find qualifying businesses in nearby cities.

Bars and restaurants

  • Leo’s Coney Island
  • Bean And Leaf
  • Cantina Diablo's
  • Red Fox English Pub
  • Second Street Sub Shop
  • Beirut Palace 
  • Little Tree Sushi Bar
  • Pizza Rustica
  • Mr B's
  • Kouzina
  • Zumba Mexican Grill
  • Oxford Inn Restaurant
  • Peking House
  • Gemmayze
  • bd's Mongolian 
  • Monterrey Cantina
  • Tom's Oyster Bar 
  • Town Tavern
  • What Crepe? 
  • Lockharts BBQ
  • Ahan Thai
  • Katana Steakhouse
  • Taste Love Cupcakes
  • The Rock On 3rd
  • Sweet Earth
  • Tokyo Sushi
  • Astoria Pastry Shop
  • D'amatos
  • Chocolate Shop Vintage
  • Goldfish Tea

Salons

  • Aqua Salon 
  • Nails 07

Retailers

  • Eye Candy
  • Noir Leather
  • P2
  • Scout Royal Oak
  • Shine
  • Nutri-Foods
  • Ariana Gallery
  • Solei
  • Pitaya
  • Bright Ideas
  • Infinity Jewelers
  • Canvas Studios
  • Billings Lawn Equipment
  • Shapes
  • Stella Boutique
  • Incognito
  • Smokey's Fine Cigars
  • Metals in Time
  • Two Eighteen 
  • Chrome
  • The General Store
  • Superior Fish Company
  • Sole Sisters

Photographers

  • Margaret Newton Photography

Other

  • Hour Media
  • Creative Arts Studio
  • Borgo School of Dance 
  • Marathon -11 And Washington
  • Bingo Pet Salon
Carol Hennessey November 24, 2012 at 01:26 PM
New store in Royal Oak, "Posey" on Rochester Road just two blocks south of Twelve Mile. Very unique gifts.

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