Serving up consistency – that’s what many small businesses in Santa Maria did on Thanksgiving by staying open with the same low prices they have year round.
“The prices are actually low all year long. There [are] a few things that are on sale but for the most part we keep things [at] pretty good prices,” says Florentina Sanchez, an employee at the Cozy Fox Boutique.
“We’re just doing normal pricing just for the fact that we want people to get to know us too,” Rodrigo Zargova, owner of Q-Cuts tells us.
Customers say that having stores like these open is extremely convenient when everything else is closed.
“I mean we all don’t have time during the week and today they have it opened – it’s good,” says shopper Vanesa Zazarias.
“We got everything yesterday – there’s just a few last minute things I need to get so good thing they’re open,” shopper Frank Tovar says.
While some people may feel bad for the employees that have to work on Thanksgiving, they say they’re happy to be able to help out the last minute shoppers.
“I guess people eat dinner at night so they don’t want to cook in the morning so it’s been busy all day,” Jose Nunez, Shift Manager at El Rinconcito tells us.
“You’re working so you’re not with your family as much but I mean you’re helping other people get their things ready so I think that’s the best part – feeling that you’re actually helping in some type of way,” Sanchez explains.