Shop local: Decatur’s Black Friday deals and Small Business Saturday preview

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 28, 2013
There will be free gift wrapping on the Decatur Square this Saturday. Source: Wikimedia commons.

There will be free gift wrapping on the Decatur Square this Saturday. Source: Wikimedia commons.

If you’re not into getting trampled at the mall, perhaps you would be up for a leisurely walk downtown on Black Friday? Many of our local merchants, who provide local jobs and pay taxes here, are offering something to get you through the door.

I reached out to some of our local retailers this year to find out what they’re up to this Nov. 29, Black Friday, also known as the Feast of Maximum Occupancy.

If you don’t have time on Friday, there’s also a promotion this weekend called Small Business Saturday (and Sunday) being promoted by the city. (FYI, Small Business Saturday is also an American Express credit card promotional event.)

Dave Shallenberger, with Little Shop of Stories, told me that the downtown businesses have responded well to the Small Business Saturday event.

“Small Business Saturday is a bigger deal around here,” he said. “People in this community really come out in support of local businesses. The city helps promote it. It’s a very festive day.”

The Decatur Business Association is promoting the Small Business Saturday event, too.  From the DBA website: “This year the city is adding even more value by providing the Small Business Tent on the Square on Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.  Complimentary gift wrap, holiday music, 5 minute massages and facials, and raffles will be provided for YOUR customers.  And Santa will be stopping by for a few hours on Sunday.”

Several Decatur businesses sent me their Black Friday specials and are also participating in the Small Business Saturday event. I’m publishing the Black Friday specials for free, in case you were wondering. Just supporting the local economy, folks.

Here are the deals going down in Decatur this Friday:

Boutique Karma

25% to 50% off selected items.

Worthmore Jewelers

Just added a new assortment to the 50% off case. Now through December to offering all in stock Teno and Boccia jewelry at 40% off.

Salon Red Kids

Adult locations are all closed on Friday Nov 29th but Kids locations in Decatur and Brookhaven are open from 7am – 7pm.

7-9am: 50% Off ALL retail and special raffle giveaways.

30% off for the rest of the day.

Cook’s Warehouse

Editor’s note: Cook’s Warehouse said they’re sending coupons to people on the company email list. Special thanks to Donald Hackett, Store Manager, who helped me get in touch with Decatur’s other small business owners for this story. To visit their website for locations and directions, click here.

Eyeworks of Decatur

Black Friday only, EOD is offering  eye exams for $49 (contact lens exam separate charge )

-door prizes for first 10 glasses purchases

-large variety of lenses and coatings up to 40% off

– frames up to 50% off.

MUST MENTION SALE when looking for glasses or making appointment to take advantage!

Upstairs and to the Left

(the art gallery in the Belgian Bar at the Brick Store Pub, curated by VINSONart)

10% discount on any painting from the current exhibition:

Wreckless Eric: Paintings by an Antique English Pop Musician


To purchase call Shawn Vinson at 404-939-2787 or email

Boogaloos Boutique

30% Off Full Price Merchandise 9:00am-1:00pm

After 1:00pm thru Sunday, December 1st

15% Off Full Price Merchandise

Trinity Mercantile & Design

30% OFF all in-store items from 10am-11am

20% OFF all in-store items from 11am-12pm

10% OFF all in-store items from 12pm-6pm


20% off everything in the store from 5pm to 10pm. Offering wine and snacks all night.

Naty’s Closet

15% off entire store

Natural Body Decatur

During this weekend, purchase a $230 Gift Card for Natural Body Signature Spa Day and receive a $50 voucher that can be redeemed for services or retail products.

Wahoo! Grill

2 for 1 lunch entrees (11am to 3pm)

25% off dinner entrees (3pm to 11pm)

Just mention “” to your server to redeem your discount!

(Editor’s note: Wahoo! Grill decided to work into their Black Friday promotion and it came as a total surprise to me. Thanks, Wahoo. That’s much appreciated. Gotta say, “mention” has a certain ring to it …)

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