Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Carlsbad Village on November 28

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Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Carlsbad Village on November 28

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Carlsbad Village

November 28, 2020


It seems the holiday shopping season comes earlier every year. We’ve already had a couple of Black Fridays at some of the stores, with the original Black Friday coming November 27, just 1 week from this coming Friday.


And that means the 11th annual Small Business Saturday in Carlsbad Village is close by, too.


The first Saturday after Thanksgiving has traditionally become an official day for supporting small businesses, and there will be plentiful opportunities at our Carlsbad Village merchants. Many residents, and visitors, likely support these small businesses already regularly!


Carlsbad signAccording to the Carlsbad Village Association website approximately 67 cents out of every dollar spent at a small business stays in the community. That’s pretty impressive, and important for our local economy, especially in these challenging times.


So bring your masks and be prepared to have some fun on Small Business Saturday. You can expect there will be some restrictions in place due to the pandemic and recent changes with possibly more to come (e.g., fewer people allowed in stores, outdoor dining and carry-out only at restaurants).


So mark your calendar to #ShopSmall in Carlsbad Village on Saturday November 28th. You may be surprised at the variety our Carlsbad Village businesses have to offer, especially if you haven’t spent much time there shopping, particularly due to the pandemic.


In addition to retailers, you’ll find plenty of service providers – day spas, eateries, galleries, wine bars and shops, music, and so much more.


Small Business Saturday is an awesome opportunity to spent time in our Village by the Sea and do some more holiday shopping – you have started, haven’t you? - and support the small business movement in Carlsbad. No doubt most, if not all, our local merchants will be participating!


Stay tuned for information on the Carlsbad Village Treasure Hunt that ends on November 29th. Small Business Saturday will be a great opportunity to spend time shopping AND completing the treasure hunt game card and qualify for some great prizes.


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Comment balloon 10 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • November 17 2020 12:49AM


Hope that the small businesses in Carlsbad have a good turnout.  I know it's been a rough year for small business owners.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 9 days ago

It HAS been tough Chris Ann Cleland but given what I've seen in town recently there are a lot of people out and about despite the pandemic.


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) 9 days ago

That's so awesome to hear.  I think we're all getting a little worn out on this whole thing.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 9 days ago

Hi Jeff- it's so important to support our small more than ever. An online presence only goes so far. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 9 days ago

So true Kathy Streib 

And now with more restrictions coming our way our local businesses, at this prime shopping time of the year, may suffer more. I applaud the Carlsbad Village Association for doing this as another way to encourage residents, and visitors, to visit our Village and enjoy all that our local merchants have to offer.

There is also a Gift Carlsbad program too, offered by many retailers!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California, Inc.) 9 days ago

Morning Jeff.

I like it, 67 cents, that is significant for the well being of the community 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 9 days ago

I hope that there will be even more support for small businesses this year since it seems that most of them have been struggling through this time in the world.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) 9 days ago

Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS I am so glad that yesterday's announcements didn't cancel events like that. I used to love meandering through Carlsbad Village. Enjoy it and have fun!

Posted by Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service! (Realty One Group) 9 days ago

Jeff supporting our local small businesses is something I am 100% for, and do so every chance I get.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 8 days ago

Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS - now more than ever this is important that we support our small businesses on November 28th and always.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 8 days ago