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Down in Delray Beach, FL, this past weekend it was "Small Business Saturday", as it was across the country. Yet it was also the weekend of the Downtown Delray Beach art festival. Good idea? Shop owners don't seem to think so, and then others do. The DDA likes it, shop owners not so sure.
"It kind of defeated the purpose of promoting our small business in town when they brought other small businesses to interfere with tax-paying stores and restaurants that have been here forever," says Megan Addison, from Periwinkle.
She believes crowds and closed streets from the festival kept Small business Saturday customers away.
Leaders from the Downtown Development Authority point out this festival has been coming to the area for the past 16 years. Small Business Saturday has only existed for five years.
What do you think?
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