HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) - Saturday was all about small businesses when Mom and Pop shops hoped to cash in on the holiday buying rush.
Green Life Adventure Sports in Norfolk had some shoppers who wanted to show their small business support.
"It's nice to be able to come up here," said Beth Studer. "It's five minutes away as opposed to Janaf or someplace like that. We can shop here and keep them open, that's good."
On High Street in Portsmouth, the local businesses depend on foot traffic, which was scarce on Saturday.
"More feet on the street, that's what I was hoping for," shop owner Kas Liffa told WAVY.com. "I was hoping more people would come in. We had a few that have been coming in, that's what I was hoping for."
Owners hope to see more customers during the rest of the holiday shopping season.
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