WORCESTER, Mass. – Companies within the Worcester Public Market were busy with customers for Small Business Saturday.
The market was packed with customers all day long. There were the normal vendors that are in the market every day, but on Saturday there were also some pop-up shops showcasing their goods and services to shoppers.
We spoke to customers and some local entrepreneurs who spent their Saturday in the canal belt.
“It’s a great location. I love being here,” says David Dawson of Scrapped and Found. “I settled here for Small Business Saturday. So you get all the small businesses and everyone comes out to support their local business. It’s a perfect time to be here.”
“We come to Small Business Saturday every year. We enjoy it,” said shopper Mary Maroney. “I love it. They’re all unique, mostly one-of-a-kind. We really enjoy it.”
We also caught up with Akra Africa fusion, a restaurant that serves up market West African food. They too were busy feeding holiday shoppers on Saturday.
“Certainly today, as you could see, it’s been packed here since morning,” said co-worker Nani Torres. “As soon as we opened, we had a line and sold our bowls. It was a great day.”
The market offers different cuisines from all over the world. Some of the pop-up sellers will be back on Sunday.