The Chappaqua Sidewalk Sale is scheduled to begin Thursday but a few anxious shops began to put marked down merchandise out on the sidewalks Wednesday. Aurora, The Kings Scribe, Family Britches and Auntie Penny put out sale items a day early.
The sidewalk sale runs through Saturday, July 23. All shops involved will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. offering free samples and merchandise discounted from 10% to 90% during the three-day sale.
Every year, the sidewalk sale starts early, said Scott Mikolay, of Desires by Mikolay.
Family Britches, Great Stuff, Pettycoat Lane, Marmalade, Chappaqua Paint & Hardware, Always the Children, Eye Gallery, The Kings Scribe, Aurora, Squires, Rhododendron, Kent Home and Desires by Mikolay are offering a large assortment of merchandise at significantly slashed prices.
Its starting early because people want the extra business right now, said Alissa Harvey, of The Kings Scribe.
New stores, such as Aurora and The Kings Scribe, located on lower King Street, will be showcasing their products and giving promotions as well.
The Kings Scribe is offering 15% throughout the store and up to 30% on outdoor items. Aurora is offering 10% off all its merchandise in addition to slashed prices on items on the sidewalk.
Auntie Penny, next door to The Kings Scribe on lower King Street, followed suit taking 10% off everything in the store and outside under their striped awning. Auntie Penny is a kids variety store that sells games, toys, puzzles and candy.
The sidewalk sale this year is especially exciting because there are so many new merchants, said Eve Spence, co-owner of Auntie Penny. The only thing I hope is that the parking guys cooperate and let people patronize more than one shop in town.
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