Businesses bustle with last-minute shoppers before Thanksgiving
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - As families prepare to meet for Thanksgiving, many are still making that last-minute grocery run.
Timmons Market is one local store seeing heavier foot traffic just before Turkey Day.
Co-owner Ryan Cain says the influx of last-minute shoppers started Tuesday and picked up Wednesday morning before peaking later in the afternoon.
He says customers gravitated towards the essentials - green bean casserole, sweet potatoes and turkey. However, he expects one minor difference: smaller servings at the dinner table as people stay abreast of large gatherings.
“It’ll be really interesting to see if a smaller turkey size was more prominent this year than in years past because [of the] smaller gatherings,” Cain said. “That’ll be interesting to see, but after the craziness is over.”
Timmons Market, Safeway and other grocers offer curbside pick-up for people wishing to avoid crowds of shoppers.
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