Holiday shoppers journey west along Main Street from Bennie’s Western Wear for Black Friday today. Many of Artesia’s small businesses are offering large discounts for the start of the Christmas season. Brandon Messick – Daily Press

Holiday shoppers journey west along Main Street from Bennie’s Western Wear for Black Friday today. Many of Artesia’s small businesses are offering large discounts for the start of the Christmas season.
Brandon Messick – Daily Press

By BRANDON MESSICK

Daily Press Staff Writer

“It’s nice to be shopping locally,” said Hayley Klein, executive director of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce.

Klein had stopped at Terry’s Electronics on her quest to complete her Christmas shopping along Main Street.

“I went to Wal-Mart earlier for a few things, and now I’m heading east up Main to hit the local shops.”

Black Friday garners much attention for larger retail stores like Wal-Mart and Kmart, but in Artesia, smaller businesses are profiting as well. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.