Annual Harvest Sale highlights downtown businesses

Merchandise and autumnal decorations lined the streets of Downtown Chico for the annual Harvest Sidewalk Sale, hosted by the Downtown Chico Business Association.

An outpouring of shoppers came to the event to score great deals from their favorite local businesses.

Downtown retailer Anika Burke joined other businesses in hosting racks of clothes on the sidewalk in front of their store.

“Everybody seems to have a good time and enjoy themselves on the sidewalk sale days,” Scott Kronmiller of Anika Burke said.

Shoppers were very receptive to the event. “(Customers) look forward to it – I know I do,” said Aimee Anderson, the store manager of Made in Chico.

Many businesses slashed prices for the sale. At Anika Burke, some items that were originally priced as high as $90 were marked at $20.

Some shoppers used the sale to get an early start on their Christmas shopping.

“A lot of the stores downtown don’t do sales around Christmas, so this is your chance to get going,” Anderson said.

If you missed this event, you can catch the Business Association’s next event, the Christmas Preview, on November 24.

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