Mesquite, TX – Nov. 20, 2021 – Downtown Mesquite businesses and the farmers market will welcome shoppers and visitors Saturday, Nov. 27 as the district participates in the nationwide Small Business Saturday for the fourth year in a row. This includes special shopping and dining discounts as well as the last day of the 2021 season of the Downtown Mesquite Farmers Market, which will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Front Street Station, 100 W. Front St.
“The first 50 visitors to the market will receive a free Small Business Saturday tote bag,” said City of Mesquite Downtown Development Manager Beverly Abell. “We encourage visitors to do their gift shopping with a combination of goods from our entrepreneurs at the market, and our businesses that are downtown every single day,” Abell concluded. In a special video promoting the day, she said, “We welcome you to downtown, hope you have a great time and come to see us in the historic heart of the community.”
Participating shops will be offering visitors special offers and opportunities throughout the day. Mesquite Barbecue will offer a 20% discount to anyone who shows a receipt from a purchase from a downtown business on that day. MVP Nutrition and Energy is planning on a Customer Appreciation Day activity. Similar specials can be found that day throughout the downtown area, shared Lisa Haar, chairman of the Mesquite Downtown Development Advisory Board.
In addition, a special Small Business Saturday video will debut on Wednesday, Nov. 24. It will feature several of the day’s participating businesses with information on gift ideas and special offers for Nov. 27. The video was filmed and produced by Mesquite ISD videography students. A similar effort in 2020 won statewide recognition earlier this month when the project won Best Digital Promotion for cities 50,000 and more in population at the Texas Downtown Association conference.
Christmas activities in Downtown Mesquite continue Tuesday, Nov. 30 with Christmas on the Square from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 18 with Carols and Cocoa. Please visit www.DowntownMesquiteTX.com for more information.
These holiday events and promotions are part of the City of Mesquite’s “Shop Mesquite” campaign to encourage the community to shop and dine locally during the holidays to support the local economy and small business operators. Sales tax revenue makes up about 25% of the City’s general fund budget. That fund helps pay for public safety, parks and recreation programs, animal control services, street repairs, libraries and so many more quality-of-life services.