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Businesses bustle with last-minute shoppers before Thanksgiving

Timmons Market is one local store seeing heavier foot traffic just before Turkey Day.
Timmons Market is one local store seeing heavier foot traffic just before Turkey Day.(Dominik Dausch)
Published: Nov. 26, 2020 at 10:59 AM CST
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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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