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Downtown Grand Haven to host “Friday Frenzy” on Black Friday
Downtown Grand Haven to host “Friday Frenzy” on Black Friday

From: Downtown Grand Haven

On Black Friday, forget big box retailers and overcrowded malls. The unique boutiques of downtown Grand Haven will host “Friday Frenzy,” a sensational small town shopping experience with one-of-a-kind gifts sold at special discounted prices.

Consider Santo Stefano del Lago. On the day after Thanksgiving–November 25th–the Old World Italian store will be offering 20% off its entire collection of Vietri pottery from 9:00 a.m. ‘until noon. For shoppers with little ones on their lists, Mackinaw Kites & Toys (Mackite) has some specials in store too.

“Our whole store, from the boardsports side to the toys side, will be on sale at 20% off from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.,” said Steve Negen, owner of Mackite. “We will be there teaching all our great games and showing the amazing Christmas line up of toys. We also have a new selection of snowboards, glove, hats and outerwear to get our customers and their kids geared up for winter.”

Borr’s Shoes & Accessories has a promotion planned too. The retailer will have its entire assortment of UGG products priced at 15% off from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. that day.

“At 7:30 each year, there are already people lined up at the door, ready to get their UGGs at a discount,” said Sharon Behm, Borr’s spokesperson. “We also offer free coffee and muffins for those who did not have a chance to eat breakfast or who just want to refuel.”

Along with Friday Frenzy, local shoppers are also encouraged to head downtown the following day, which is National Small Business Saturday, a countrywide event created by American Express.

“We are encouraging holiday shoppers to come to downtown to support local small businesses on Saturday. The shops here offer toys, clothing, home goods, gourmet foods, accessories, products for pets and much more,” said Dana Kollewehr, director of Grand Haven Main Street DDA. “Plus, with our new snow melt system in place, there’s no need to worry about snow or ice on the sidewalks or streets.”