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Manhattan Beach Shops Ready For Small Business Saturday

Nov 28, 2014 08:29PM ● By Mb News Staff

Bella Beach and Bella Beach Kids in downtown Manhattan Beach are just some of the stores celebrating American Express' Small Business Saturday.

Small business owners are the lifeblood behind Manhattan Beach's best shops, and part of the fabric that makes our nation so great.

Indeed, entrepreneurs continue to bring superior goods and services to the South Bay community and beyond.

To honor the commitment the individuals behind these businesses have made, as well as the great products they promote and sell, American Express in 2010 launched Small Business Saturday, held the first Saturday after Thanksgiving.

In downtown Manhattan Beach, Tabula Rasa EssentialsBella BeachBella Beach Kidspages: a bookstore, Manhattan Denim and Cami are offering shopping fun on Small Business Saturday.

Tabula Rasa is opening at 8 a.m., with complimentary coffee and cinnamon rolls, and 20% off everything til 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., shoppers can receive 20% off merchandise made by local artisans. 

Tabula Rasa is the place for jewelry, ornaments, home entertaining items, coasters, bath and body products, and more. 

To celebrate Small Business Saturday, pages, a bookstore will have authors in store. Jason Boog, author of Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age-From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between, will be there from 10 to 11:30 a.m. reading his favorite children's books. Rick Reilly, whom The Sherman Report called Reilly "easily the most read sportswriter of his generation," will be in store from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. He is a member of the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame and has been voted National Sportswriter of the Year 11 times in a career that began in 1979. Novelist Dennis Lehane will be in pages from 1 to 3 p.m. USC grad and novelist Marie Lu will be in the store beginning at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

California lifestyle boutique Manhattan Denim is offering 15% off all day on Small Business Saturday, with glasses of wine available, too, as they help you get your stylin' self on.

Bella Beach and Bella Beach Kids are offering in-store specials and sweet treats from Cake Bake Shop.

Cami is offering 15% off on clothing during Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 29.

Shoppers in downtown MB will find lots of places to grab bites from. There's the perennial favorite Beckers Bakery, Manhattan Beach CreameryBonaventura Gelato LoungeFishing With DynamiteLittle SisterManhattan Beach PostMama D's Italian KitchenEl SombreroShellback TavernOld Venice - Greek & Italian CuisineMangiamo Ristorante & BarSimmzy'sManhattan PizzeriaBrewcoRock'n FishThe Strand HouseOcean View CaféUncle Bill's Pancake HousePressed JuiceryThe KettlePetrosPitfire Artisan PizzaFusion Sushi, and others.

In addition, Manhattan Beach Yacht Club by Two Guns Espresso at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier will introduce their lunch menu beginning at 9 a.m. with complimentary soup and paninis.

To see American Express' special money-saving promotion when you use your AmEx credit card on Small business Saturday, visit their site. Here's the promotion:

SPEND $10+, GET $10 BACK. UP TO 3X.

American Express® Card Members can register to get up to $30 back when they Shop Small® on Small Business Saturday®.

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