HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The big rush to the mall, Wal-Mart, and other stores, isn't worth the headache for some shoppers. Fortunately, Shop Small Saturday is available for those who would rather keep away from large crowds.
"It's so much more convenient," says Roberto Cancel, owner of The Persnickety Man located in downtown Hattiesburg. "I open this store after closing hours for customers probably twice a week. I'm closed on Sundays, I opened at 8:30 pm Sunday for a shopping event for one of my customers. That's the only time he can shop. If you're spending, I'm opening."
Shopping small has its advantages such as stimulating the local economy, as well as knowing who your dollars are going to. Supporting small vendors also builds the property value of areas surrounding the business.