Downtown Sioux Falls stores happy with Small Business Saturday turnout

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - A big shopping day during the holiday season was Small Business Saturday, and businesses in downtown Sioux Falls were hopping for a big turnout.

More than a dozen businesses rolled out special deals to bring in customers on Saturday.

Officials with Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. said the event was a success.

"There's just a really good vibe downtown," DTSF president Joe Batcheller said. "You had a lot of store owners happy with the turnout. You could tell everyone was having a good time and the store owners loved it of course, and it seemed like the people that were downtown were having a really good time as well."

Officials said shopping local keeps more dollars invested in the local economy.