COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Small business owners in central Ohio have been sitting on the edge of their seats for months now, waiting to see what the holiday shopping season will bring.
Between Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, these stores do a significant amount of their annual business, but they are worried they won’t see success like in previous years.
Normally, the Short North would be bustling, restaurants packed and shopping bags on everyone’s arm. But this year doesn’t quite look that way.
Even though the foot traffic isn’t there, that doesn’t mean local businesses aren’t seeing sales.
People like Jamie Wagers said despite COVID-19 concerns, they would rather visit local stores than shop online.
“I still like to try things on, so I still found myself shopping in store also,” Wagers said.
But clearly it isn’t everyone that feels comfortable following her