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Ladner open house thanks businesses for shopping local
Businesses in Ladner Village would like to thank you for shopping local this holiday season.
About a dozen shops have organized a Ladner Village Christmas Open House, taking place Friday, Nov. 30.
Jill McKnight, merchandise buyer at South Coast Casuals, said some stores will have one-day special features and extended hours while others will have product sampling or artist demonstrations.
"We're trying to give people more than one reason to come to Ladner, and to thank our customers," she said.
"We want to get people excited about our village."
McKnight said the open house is just one way many of the local businesses are differentiating themselves from some of the big box stores.
South Coast Casuals is offering complimentary gift wrapping. The women's clothing retailer and Cobblestone Cottage also have Christmas wish books so customers can set up their "wish lists" to make shopping less stressful for family and friends.
"Those are the benefits that come from shopping local," McKnight said. "Those are the things that can set small businesses apart."
Businesses taking part in the Nov. 30 Ladner Village Open House include: South Coast Casuals, The Upstart Crow, Hawaiian Beach Tanning, Ladner Village Hardware, The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Shop, Ladner Village Floral, Cobblestone Cottage, Angela's Boutique, The Blue Door Interiors, South Delta Heels Company, West Coast Seeds, and Lawlor Goldsmith Shoppe.