Spokane Mayor declares every Saturday ‘Small Business Saturday’ through Dec. 12

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Amid new restrictions on in-store retail, Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward declared every Saturday Small Business Saturday to support local businesses.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Editor’s note: The above video is from previous reporting about new COVID-19 restrictions in Washington state. 

Every Saturday is now Small Business Saturday in Spokane. 

Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward made a proclamation on Saturday, Nov. 21, that every Saturday through Dec. 12 will be Small Business Saturday in Spokane. 

On Nov. 16, new restrictions on indoor retail went into effect capping in-store capacity at 25%. Local Businesses who rely on the holiday season are now worrying about staying open. 

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“Amidst the global pandemic, it is more important than ever to shop local and support our small businesses,” a post on the City of Spokane’s Facebook page reads.  

The proclamation is a part of a larger plan to support small businesses through COVID-19 shutdowns. 

The plan also includes: 

A partnership with local vendors to host a winter marketplace in the Riverfront Park Pavilion every Wednesday in December and January from 3-7 pm. Nearly 20 vendors and 2 food trucks will be placed throughout the Pavilion Central Plaza (outdoors), Pavilion Main Lobby, and Sky …

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