Small Business Saturday Celebrates Local Economy

From local bakery My Sisters’ Fault Facebook Page.

Local shops in downtown Milford saw increased traffic this weekend as residents once again celebrated Small Business Saturday by supporting their favorite local shops.

The Nook, formerly located on SW Front Street as Novel Tea Nook, opened at their new location next to Irish Rose on Walnut Street. “Being on Walnut Street during Small Business Saturday was great,” said owner Dee Davis. “We got tons of foot traffic and didn’t do too bad for our first day open.”

Davis’ favorite part about this annual tradition is having people come into the shop that want to stay and chat with them. “We want people to feel warm and welcomed when they come into our shop,” she said. “We enjoy the relationships we make with our customers just as much, if not more than making a profit. Money is fleeting and relationships are forever.”

The Nook will host a ribbon cutting with Downtown Milford, Inc. this Saturday, December 1 at 11am at their new location on Walnut St.

Second Street Players theatre group from the Riverfront Theatre joined the downtown, shop local celebration for the first time this year. They offered 35 percent off any 2019 tickets purchased and made over $1,200 in sales with many first time visitors taking the opportunity to tour the theatre.

“Supporting local business means everything to us, it is literally the only way we have been able to keep our doors open for almost 40 years,” said Director Tracy Dissinger. “We also support other small business every chance we can. We buy supplies locally, serve local beer and wine, and recommend local restaurants to all of our patrons.”

Second Street Players will present Miracle on 34th Street December 1 and 2. Curtain is at 7pm for the Saturday and 2pm for the Sunday show. All performances will be held at the Riverfront Theater at 2 South Walnut Street in Milford. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 800-838-3006.

This holiday season is going to be a busy for the Theatre as a closing party with Bryan Clarke will be held on December 7 at 7pm. Then, the Theater will be closed until April to have a major lobby and tech booth renovation done with the help of Warfel Construction and Fearne Clendaniel Architects.

“We have made arrangements to move rehearsal and our first main stage and children’s theater productions off site – and have been warmly welcomed by another local business, again showing that Milford supports Milford, and we are proud to do our part,” said Dissinger.

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