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Shopping small in Spokane for the holidays

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

It's Small Business Saturday and it definitely feels like the holidays in downtown Spokane as people shop. But the roads haven't been this clear of orange cones since construction began this summer.

"The construction makes it easy to forget about all the little small shops that are here," says Kaylee Pearson, an employee at &Kloth. "It's kind of deterred people away from even coming downtown. Downtown's been a bit slower."

&Kloth is right along Main Avenue and a variety of construction projects took place around their store for the last few months. So they're using Small Business Saturday to remind people of all the local shops Spokane has to offer.

"It really does help Spokane as a whole. And as we're continuing and try to grow our community, this is a great way to do it," Pearson says.

So while you shop for your loved ones this holiday season, you may want to consider a local shop, especially as construction winds down and new stores open.

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