Annual sidewalk sale deemed a success
by Erin Smith Staff writer
ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale in downtown Elizabethtown has wrapped up for another year with merchants reporting they are pleased with the overall results.
“It went pretty well,” said Ray Britt, owner of Ray’s Furniture and Jewelry Liquidators. “We had a good turnout. It was not as big as July 4, but it was a good response.”
Britt said the sale enticed customers from Wilmington, Clinton, Fayetteville and White Lake.
“People were excited,” said Britt of the sale.
He added that, with the economic hardships both businesses and customers are faced with, he and his staff try to include items in the sale that will entice as well as help customers with small budgets.
“We were excited,” said Britt of the results.
Mike Suggs, the owner of Fisher’s, said that he was surprised and very pleased with the results of the Labor Day Sale at his store.
“It was one of the best ones we’ve ever had,” said Suggs.
He said that sales were up over last year and last year was sales were very strong. Steady crowds all weekend added to stronger sales numbers for merchants. Suggs said Friday and Saturday were also strong, but Monday was unusual.
“Monday was surprising, too. Usually on Monday, it dies down after lunch. It was good all day long,” said Suggs. “We are very thankful and we were very pleased and surprised.”
Items that could be found on the sidewalks in town included shoes, shirts and pants galore, furniture, desks, and other items for the home or office.
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