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Town Rallies Residents to Shop, Savor & Spend Local on 2nd Saturday

With the holiday season around the corner, and the fourth annual Small Business Saturday ahead on November 30, Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley and Cambridge Council members Hanson, Sydnor, Thomas and Vickers reminded Dorchester County  residents to shop local and support the town’s retailers and restaurants. They joined hundreds of people downtown for Second Saturday events, ribbon-cuttings and anniversary celebrations November 9.

Sunnyside Shop’s Heidi Griebel and Joie de Vivre Gallery’s Joy Staniforth had much to celebrate on Saturday as each marked nine and 13 years respectively of owning and operating their businesses in Cambridge. The veteran main street entrepreneurs welcomed Dorchester native and new business owner Ashley Banks.

Banks opened the doors to her beautiful new children’s boutique, Sur Jeudi at 511 Poplar Street across from Sunnyside. Stocked with new children’s clothes, toys and gifts, the shop is the third local retailer to open downtown the past three months.

In October, Deborah Benisch and Debbie Jackson cut the ribbon on their vintage furniture and collectibles shop, Heart of the Chesapeake Antiques, attached to the Canvasback Restaurant. Two weeks later, George Wright relocated his art and framing shop, renamed Downtown Frame of Mind, next to the Dorchester Arts Center.

In addition to new café and grocer Squoze opening in November, two new businesses scheduled to debut on Race Street in early 2014 are Elliott’s Baking and Slick’s Barbershop.

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