The Black Friday holiday shopping blitz has now stretched into a four-day shopping excursion. For mom and pop stores, the competition is bigger than ever. Sara Moulton spent Small Business Saturday shopping at one of her local favorites in Minneapolis, Patina. “The big stores are taking over holidays,” Moulton said. “I just love supporting local businesses and giving back to the community.” Patina manager Karin Tepparo says they don’t tout deep discounts, but instead rely on their one-of-a-kind items to bring in customers.
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Police have arrested a man they believe walked into a Patina store and exposed himself last month.
Police are looking for a man they say walked into a Minneapolis Patina location and exposed himself to employees.
The shelves and walls of Patina’s stores are packed from floor to ceiling with everything from home décor to wedding planners and kitchen utensils to manly gifts.