Small Business Saturday in the Crossroads

Although it’s only been two days after Thanksgiving – shoppers are ready to get into the holiday spirit on Small Business Saturday.

“We’re shopping,” said Lindsey Encinias, a Frisco resident. “We’re just out shopping trying to find some Christmas stuff and just cute little knick knacks.”

“We’re hoping that people come out and recognize that the small businesses are part of their community and that they actually come and shop in them and look around and see what we have,” said Pat McDonald, owner of Days Gone Bye.

“We at the Market of Victoria really appreciate our customers, we try to give back to the community as much as we can, and we appreciate them coming out and shopping with us and especially on Small Business Saturday,” said Debbie Doll, owner of the Market of Victoria.

“I would like more attention to be given to small businesses in the Crossroads, if you look at the sales tax, they say sales tax is really good but they are talking about big automobiles and things like that, we’re truly a small business,” McDonald said.

“The store the Market has been here for 17 years and I’ve had it for the last 6, it has been here for a long time and we have a lot of repeat people but we have so many new people coming into Victoria all the time – that it’s always nice to have fresh faces coming in to shop,” Doll said.

“I would like to see more attention given to them [small businesses] by everybody, the tourist bureau, by the city, by other people, so they encourage people to some the community, because we are the community,” said McDonald.