Published: 12:14 pm, Sun. Nov. 27th, 2016Updated: 12:10 pm
Above, Sasha Ortega heads to the counter with her selections Saturday afternoon at Kouros & Kore during Small Business Saturday in Artesia. Local merchants in the downtown district reported being busier than they’d expected but not quite as busy as they’d hoped on the day after Black Friday. Artesians will have another opportunity to take advantage of deals while shopping within the city, however, at the annual Light Up Artesia event Thursday. At right, shoppers peruse a selection of kitchen gadgets on the afternoon of Small Business Saturday at Simply Bello. Below, a woman looks for another blouse to add to her purchases at Gracie’s in the downtown district.