Retailer gets boost from Small Business Saturday

Simply@Home owner Wendy Luevano (left) chats with a customer during Small Business Saturday. PHOTO TOM BODUS

EL CENTRO — Wendy Luevano didn’t know what to expect when she unlocked the doors to her store on Saturday. She said it turned out pretty well, all things considered.

Luevano owns Simply@Home, a resale and consignment shop at 569 W. Main St., and yesterday was Small Business Saturday, an annual consumer event initiated in 2010 by American Express to promote shopping at independent retailers and to showcase the more personal, service-oriented experience many of them have to offer.

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