Wanted: local merchants seek local – and loyal – customers

 by Rebecca Ellis

This holiday season, some small Inwood businesses are finding creative ways to attract last-minute local shoppers to revive sales, and help them weather the storm in a tough economy.

And where chanting is usually heard, in a warm local yoga studio, there is instead the sound of sales.

Bread and Yoga at 4951 Broadway, kicked off the second annual holiday market in its studio this past week.

Last Sat., Sept. 10th, the holiday market featured twelve artisans and four local food vendors selling their wares, which included micro-roasted Ethiopian coffee, organic cupcakes, soaps, and t-shirts. The market will run until December 17th.

Read more via Manhattan Times.

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~ by rebejellis on December 14, 2011.

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