Local Retailers Get A Boost From Small Business Saturday

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – For many mom-and-pop retailers, ‘Small Business Saturday‘ was a big success.

“A huge bump. A lot of Staten Islanders came in to the store today,” Casale Jewelers co-owner Daniel Schifter told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin.

The third annual holiday shopping day focused on small businesses offered the Staten Island jewelry store a big boost, even as recovery from superstorm Sandy continues.

Schifter said Saturday was his single best day since the storm hit.

“At least 100 percent, so double from what we did last year,” Schifter told Carlin.

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At Clark’s House Of Flowers on Staten Island, employees said the orders came pouring in all day.

The shop’s 11 phone lines had been out of commission for two weeks after Sandy, but were ringing off the hook on Saturday.

“It’s picked up, definitely,” sales associate Deanna Sperrazza told Carlin.


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