Shop Small Business Saturday in Bronzeville – Nov. 26

Shining a spotlight on the love of community businesses


Absolutely Anything Essential, located at 3521 S. King Drive, will host Bronzeville’s Shop Small Business Saturday Shopping Extravaganza and Craft Fair Saturday, November 26, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. There will be over 20 different businesses under one roof.

This event is planned for the entire family, diverse shoppers, artists, authors, bakers, handmade artisans and designers seeking an all in one shopping experience and as a showcase of retail vendors. This year the American Express Community Champion gift shop is collaborating with small business experts, entrepreneurs and influencers to create shopping avenues, which will assist small business owners with attracting more customers, drive more sales and create a comfortable environment for the shoppers on November 26. The cost is free and parking is free on the street and in a back lot.

The Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop is in a three-story space that previously housed “Gallery Guichard.” It is known for being a rich location for the arts. Now it is the home of Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop of Bronzeville, where you can find one of a kind handmade home décor items, jewelry, artwork, gourmet treats, books, body essentials, paintings, plants and more. The gift shop, which opened October 22, 2016, is a retail corridor with over 20 businesses and exhibiting vendors under one roof, nestled on the lower level of the soon to open FAM Entertainment Theater Company, NFP.

American Express publicizes the Shop Small Business Saturday initiative as an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after the United States Thanksgiving holiday. The period following Thanksgiving Day is considered among the busiest shopping days of the year. Saturday, November 26, 2016 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.

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