The city of Erie is encouraging you to shop locally and citywide events will highlight offerings on Small Business Saturday.
There will be at least six shopping events downtown on November 24th, with many of them stretching along State Street. Some of the events will take place in the Cashier’s House, the Renaissance Center, and the Warner Theatre.
Participants say spending money at small businesses means supporting your community. Mary Orsini, of the Erie Handmade Fair, tells us, “Their CEO is not going, ‘Yay! My kids get to…’ They’re already getting their multimillion dollar bonuses and whatever. So, that’s why you want to shop locally. Help support people that you are friends and neighbors with.”
As part of the festivities, the EMTA will offer a free trolley service making loops to the shops.