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Consumers shop small on Saturday after Thanksgiving

Consumers shop small on Saturday after Thanksgiving

Shannon Ogrysko and Megan Cannon stayed away from the stores on Black Friday, thinking it was just easier to buy online. But on Saturday, the cousins relished going shopping, making a day of browsing Bel Air’s traditional-style Main Street, dotted with shops and restaurants.

Ogrysko and Cannon were among hordes of shoppers that descended on small merchants around Baltimore for Small Business Saturday, part of a movement to support locally owned and community-based retailers during the holiday shopping season.

“I would rather come down here to shop than go to the mall,” said Ogrysko, a 22-year-old nursing intern from Forest Hill, who bought a Grinch Christmas ornament in Full...

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