Watch: Carthage 'Open For Business Day' Draws Shoppers
Carthage's first 'Open For Business' day drew a healthy crowd to the village's downtown Saturday.
The event was the briainchild of the owners of Eclectic Boutique, who wanted to note their shop's anniversary, and sponsored by the Carthage Area Chamber of Commerce.
"It's awesome. It's been busy all day," said Sandra Johnson, one of the boutique's owners.
"Not only do we bring attention to our business, anbd celebrate our anniversary, we're celebrating the community."
One big plus: Saturday's weather, which encouraged walkers.
"It (the event) gets people in and out of the stores," said Caitlyn Kubinski, an employee of C3 Designs.
"We have a lot of new, local businesses, so the foot traffic's definitely good. It promotes everyone."
"It's really great," saidMorgan Hornsby, one of the shoppers. "You get to walk around and see what the shops have to offer."
Friday, September 19, 2014, Watertown, NY
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