Photo by Dan Starnes.
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Shoppers look through discounted items outside Mountain Brook Village stores during a previous Market Day. This year the sale event, held by the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce, will take place on July 16.
July in Mountain Brook Village means the shop owners are planning sales for the 11th annual Market Day. The event will be held July 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“It’s the sale of all sales,” said Suzan Doidge, Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce executive director. “The merchants go the extra mile to make it fun and festive. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate for us.”
Many village shops such as Charlotte Wooden Antiques, Constance Longworth Collection and The Shop for Pappagallo will host sales of their merchandise.
Some locations, such as Smith’s Variety, will have small sidewalk sales outside of their stores.
“It’s a pretty big deal here,” Katherine Sudduth, manager of Smith’s Variety said. “It was great last year, and it’s a good day for us.”
The Dande’ Lion will hold a drawing for a lamp, a tradition that has been carried out for several years at the store. They will also offer refreshments and a 50 percent off sale outside the store. There will be more sales and specials inside the store as well.
At The Cook Store, owner Wesley Lassen plans to hold a 30 percent off sale from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. as well as a 20 percent off sale from 10 a.m. to close. “It’s the biggest day of the year,” Lassen said. “It’s very festive. There are lots of people out, lots of great deals and people have already been asking about it.”
Along with merchandise sales, the restaurants of Mountain Brook Village will be open to feed hungry shoppers. JAMM Entertainment will be also be providing music.
For more information on the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce’s Market Day, visit www.welcometomountainbrook.com/events.php.