November 21, 2018
Mayor Brian Arrigo announced Tuesday that parking meters throughout the City’s business districts will not be enforced on Friday and Saturday to encourage shoppers to patronize local businesses on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
“This is a chance to boost the small, local businesses in our Broadway and Shirley Avenue districts, “ said the Mayor. “I hope our residents will take the opportunity to sample the variety of shops and restaurants and services available right in our own city.”
With the traditional Christmas shopping season in full launch in the two days following Thanksgiving, the Black Friday and Small Business Saturday marketing nicknames are reminders to shoppers to take advantage of the huge sales at stores nationwide, and also a nudge to consumers to give their businesses to local stores.
“I think people will be pleasantly surprised when they take some time to see the different kinds of dining and shopping experiences we have in Revere—and for these two days, no one will have to worry about putting money in the meters. It’s our little way of helping both the businesses, and the shoppers,” said Mayor Arrigo.