TULSA, Okla. — Black Friday is a day of big deals all across the nation.
However, due to COVID-19, this year small businesses have taken a hit and are depending on days like Black Friday to keep their doors open.
Charlie Darrow is one small Tulsa business owner. She opened Learning Express Toys six years ago and never expected to be counting on Black Friday deals to keep the doors open.
Darrow said Learning Express Toys took a hit in April after closing due to the pandemic's shut down. Easter is one of the best sales times of the year so now she is depending on the holidays to get back on her feet.
This Black Friday, the entire store is 20 percent off. Learning Express Toys is an educational toy store, where toys are geared toward exercising the brain.
“I kind of want to make Christmas extra special maybe with some extra gifts or just a fun toy to play with the family," Darrow said. "For toys, I think and I hope that it’s going to be good. You know, so many parents feel so sad that their kids are stuck at home. Maybe haven’t been able to go to school, no traveling. Just normal stuff you do to make memories.”
Learning Express isn't the only small Tulsa Business in need of some help this holiday season.
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