On Saturday, November 25, Cherry Creek North invites the public to celebrate Small Business Saturday, an annual tradition founded by American Express to recognize the Shop Small movement. With 175 small business retailers, CCN offers shoppers a distinctly local shopping experience.
“Of the 260 retailers in Cherry Creek North, 70 percent are small businesses, including art galleries, restaurants, fashion boutiques, spas and salons,” said Julie Underdahl, president and CEO of Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District. “Our community celebrates small businesses year round, and we encourage people to visit the District on Small Business Saturday to shop small.”
In celebration of Small Business Saturday and with proof of purchase, Cherry Creek North will be giving away four CCN gift cards, two valued at $250 and two valued at $500. After making a purchase at a Cherry Creek North business on November 25, visitors can stop by the Small Business Saturday Headquarters at 2nd Avenue and Fillmore Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., show a receipt and be entered for a chance to win.
Visitors can plan their trip on November 25 by viewing the list of participating businesses, which continues to grow, or the online Cherry Creek North directory, which shows the diversity of shops in the district that extends 16 blocks from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue, and from University Boulevard to Steele Street.
When visiting Cherry Creek North, it’s easy to park or valet once and walk the 16 blocks to everything Cherry Creek North has to offer. Many public parking garage options include $5 flat rates on weekends and evenings or valet opportunities at numerous locations throughout the area. Visitors also can hail an Eco-Ride USA cart at Moxy Denver Cherry Creek, which is offering free parking for the first 30 cars, and ride for free to their favorite local business in the area.
In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses flourish by encouraging people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. In 2016, 112 million people shopped at small businesses around the country on the day and spent an estimated $15.4 billion.