Small Business Saturday (SBS) is a day dedicated to supporting the people that make our country thrive. Let’s use it as an opportunity to get our friends to downtown Franklin this holiday season! This year, the big event falls on Saturday, November 24.
We need your help to spread the word of Small Business Saturday in downtown Franklin!
Click HERE to read our press release.
Here are examples of what local businesses are doing for SBS. C’mon down and see us Nov. 24!
- Avec Moi
Bob Roethemeyer’s French-inspired shop is kicking off Small Business Saturday the festive way: the boutique on Main Street will serve guests champagne punch, 10 a.m. ’til Noon. The shop will stay open Friday nights until 9 p.m. to help boost the “elf effect” this holiday season! www.avecmoifranklin.com
- Arbor Antique Mall
Derived from an 1800s barn, a 1920s grocery and two old homes, Arbor Antique Mall is packed with stories of old Franklin! The shop leaves no nook or cranny uncovered, with 5,000 square feet of items ranging from quality estate jewelry to home decor and vintage pieces. On Saturday, Nov. 24, the mall is offering 10% off any item over $25, and several of the individual dealers are running even bigger sales. www.arborantiquemall.com
- Bagbey House-Antiques and Interiors
Bagbey House on Fourth Avenue North is a sweeping space just exploding with holiday cheer! The interiors and antiques shop will offer 10% off all Christmas ornaments, 50% of all resort wraps and scarves, 25% of mesh ribbon, and other surprise bargains. Did we mention some of Owner Kris Bagbey’s famous cider and cookies? Whew! Head on over to get some great gift ideas from “Kris and krew!”
- Barn Door Co.
The home decor, vintage and custom framing shop on S. Margin Street in the Antique District has a plethora of amazing finds! To celebrate Small Business Saturday, Barn Door Co. will provide door prizes throughout the day, plus 20% off all hand-painted and readymade frames. They will also have a storewide sale and offer refreshments for your shoppers, too!
- Chapman’s Pie Wagon II
The gourmet mobile eatery on E. Main Street by Landmark Booksellers is offering a hot drink and a baked-from-scratch cookie to anyone who presents a Nov. 24 receipt from any Downtown Franklin small business… or anyone purchasing lunch from them! All you have to do is ask Gwen or Dan. www.facebook.com/ChapmansII
- Creative Find-N-Design
Creative Find-N-Design is a home decorating specialty shop that is able to offer brand-name lines at discounted prices through department store and antique store close-outs. On Saturday, they will offer 50% off Colonial candles, 50% off regularly priced Lenox Christmas ornaments and 20% off Ellington Italian leather handbags. www.facebook.com/CREATIVEFINDNDESIGN
- Damico Frame & Art Gallery
This framing shop and art gallery is offering 50% off all custom framing pieces and projects, a special wrap-print canvas price [16×20 for only $50] and extended hours. Head on over to its location on E. Fowlkes Street to get your art fix and receive some Southern hospitality from Mike! www.damicogallery.com
- Foyers & Beyond
This boutique houses all the newest trends in rugs, runners and windows, and offers professional installation too. On Saturday, the store on Main Street by Sweet CeCe’s at Five Points will offer half-price on all area rugs, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information!
- Franklin Glassblowing Studio
The studio—located by the Bunganut Pig in Carter’s Court—holds a gallery of Owner Jose Santisteban’s craft, filling the room with his genius. The space showcases his smaller pieces, and you can often catch him working on his unique pieces over a fiery furnace. On Nov. 24, Jose will offer 10% off all handmade glass ornaments of all style and colors in the shop. www.franklinglassblowingstudio.com
- Franklin Theatre
The historic, 300-seat venue on Main Street has got you parents covered! They will be featuring kids’ movie Finding Nemo at 10 a.m., which may allow parents to let kids go to the movie while they shop. They’ll also be giving away a free bag of popcorn with each ticket purchase. www.franklintheatre.com
- Gallery 202
The private art gallery on Second Avenue South carries rich history with it, not to mention artists like Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali! All day, they’re welcoming guests for wine, refreshments, and viewing of their fantastic pieces. They will also offer up to 50% off on selected items. www.gallery202art.com
- Good Findings, Inc.
The clothing store and jewelry shop by Five Points already has some of the best prices around town, but on Nov. 24 they will subtract $2 from their cashmere-like scarves. Grab one before you start shopping to keep warm while strolling Main Street! www.facebook.com/goodfindingsinc
This antique and home décor shop guarantees fresh, unique finds for your home! They’re hosting a door prize each hour, 10% off total purchases for those who “like” them on Facebook, plus additional sales on select merchandise. Oh, and don’t forget complimentary cider + cookies. What hospitality! www.kaleidoscopehome.com
- Honey’s Vintage Sweets
This nostalgic candy story, bakeshop and vintage toy store is the perfect place to take the kids (or yourself!) for a treat after a fun day of holiday cheer. Honey’s is offering a free cup of gourmet hot cocoa to guests who show a Nov. 24 receipt from any downtown Franklin business. www.honeysvintagesweets.com
- Landmark Booksellers
Housed inside a building on East Main Street—one they say has hosted visitors like President Andrew Jackson and folk hero Davy Crockett—are more than 20,000 books piled into a 19th century space! On Small Biz Saturday, Joel and Carol Tomlin will offer 20% off signed first edition books. They have 2,500 in stock! www.landmarkbooksellers.com
- Mac’s Harpeth Bikes
This family-owned bike shop provides the two-wheel vehicles for mountain bikers, beginners, experienced riders, and those just lookin’ for a little fun! On Saturday, this bicycle boutique and service department will offer a free helmet with each bike purchase, plus a $30 gift card with purchases over $100. www.macsharpethbikes.com
- Main Street Toy Shoppe
This vintage and unique toy store located at 412 Main Street is a haven for the little ones. It’s hosting a variety of specials on Saturday, including: Ugly Dolls at 50% off, select games at 50% off, select Schleich for 50% off, Kimmi Dolls for 50% off, Little Kitchen Sets are Buy 1, Get 1 Free; Britains Figures Buy 1, Get 1 Free, and select Adora Dolls will be 20% off! Plus, there will be many more additional sales and hourly specials. 615-799-4869(toys)
- McCreary’s Irish Pub
The traditional Irish pub is welcoming all visitors to enjoy some comfort foods in hearty portions from this mom-n-pop type restaurant. They’ll give you 10% of all food purchases on this particular Saturday, if you show them a Nov. 24 receipt from a downtown Franklin merchant—plus a friendly place to warm up and catch your second wind! www.mccrearyspub.com
- Olivia Olive Oil
This gourmet boutique offers the freshest, finest and healthiest ingredients to complete any “farm to table” meal or decadent dish. They will be offering 15% of all olive oils and balsamic brands on Saturday, Nov. 24, only. Plus, there will be other surprise sales! Though this store is in Cool Springs, we love our DFA partnership with them. www.olivianashville.com
This cause-driven retail boutique will offer 10% off entire purchases when guests help one of their “Doves take flight”! A $42 Dove donation provides one school uniform for a Ugandan child from Philanthropy’s Dove Tree. To read more about Philanthropy’s 2012 Dove Tree, click HERE.
- Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
This country-cookin’ eatery offers a home-cooked meal and the best meat-and-three combinations around! This holiday season the restaurant has created 100 limited-edition posters with Hatch Show Print, with proceeds sold going to Mercy Children’s Clinic. They will sell the posters at their Franklin location this Saturday and throughout the rest of the year. Suggested minimum donation for each poster is $25. www.puckettsgrocery.com
- Rebecca’s Furniture and Design
The fabulous boutique on Main Street sells quality furniture and home décor, plus a small collection of antiques! Owner Rebecca’s two-story shop on Main Street is stocked with custom rugs, beautiful bedding and vintage lighting. She’ll be offering 25% off all candles and holiday merchandise. www.rebeccasfurniture.net
- Scarlett Scales Antiques
The antiques, home décor and clothing store on Second Avenue South is offering a tax-free Saturday for this year’s small business event! Head on over to the shop that Mike Wolfe frequents, and have Scarlett pay the sales tax, not you! www.scarlettscales.com
- Shoppes on Main
Shoppes on Main is a treasure trove of holiday gifts and home décor items—you can never leave empty-handed from this Main Street store! They will be offering 10% off all purchases during this year’s Small Business Saturday. This will include items that never go on sale such as Mariana jewelry, Nora Fleming platters and minis, Robin and Leigh Guitar String Jewelry, Cinda b bags, Franklin-themed items, local art by Deann Hebert, plus more! www.theshoppesonmain.net
- Shuff’s Music & Piano Showroom
Shuff’s wants you to get out and support local businesses, so they will offer several promotions on Small Business Saturday: a free Shuff’s t-shirt with any purchase of $50 or more, free gift certificates if specific items are purchased, plus free cookies and hot cider! www.shuffsmusic.com
- Vue Optique
Located next to Starbucks at Five Points, Dr. David Shen provides comprehensive and specialty eye care services, ranging from pediatric screenings to LASIK evaluations and contact lens fittings. David’s wife, Wendy, helps run the optical boutique, which provides stylish eyewear that is often unique to the surrounding malls and Nashville area. On Saturday, they will be offering 25% off any complete pair of perscription eyewear or sun-wear! www.vueoptique.com
- 55 South
From the bayou to the Tennessee backwoods, Owner Jason has pulled recipes and techniques from all over the Southeast for his 55 South dishes. On Saturday, Nov. 24, the eatery will be open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They are also giving away a free appetizer to every $25 in gift cards purchased. Not a bad stocking stuffer! www.eat55.com
Please email us at macey[at]sheridanpr.com to let us know your SBS promotion.
To download the free Small Business Saturday marketing materials and logos to use in your emails and for your windows, go here. If you have problems downloading something, please email us and let us know.