Businesses in the QCA gearing up for Small Business Saturday


DAVENPORT, Iowa. (KWQC) — Shoppers across the area fought crowds to get just the right deal this holiday weekend and many local businesses decided to try to compete in this Black Friday craze.

Isabel Bloom opened up a new store in it’s production building, just in time for the holiday weekend. Co-owner Donna Young said the goal was to let customers see the sculptures as they are made while still be able to browse the shelves.

“We were hoping to be open sooner but the fact that were open on Black Friday is pretty awesome,” said Young.

The store officially opened up on Wednesday and offered deals to customers that made it in the store on Friday. Young said she thinks customers will come to Isabel Bloom for gifts because the products are made locally.

“It just reminds the customer that this is a product that’s made right here in Davenport Iowa and it reminds them that no two pieces are alike and that it’s handcrafted one piece at a time,” said Young.

Another business busy on Black Friday, Ragged Records. Bob Herrington, owner, said his business is unique because it release’s limited edition CD’s, DVD’s and vinyl records on Black Friday.

“Especially having you know black friday and then Saturday you know Small Business Saturday so that’s another little boost for us to follow,” said Herrington.

Ragged Records hosted live bands in the store on Friday to draw in a larger customer base.

Both stores will be open for Small Business Saturday.

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