Shopping Local for the Holidays

December 17, 2013 Updated Dec 17, 2013 at 5:54 AM EDT

By WKBW News

December 17, 2013 Updated Dec 17, 2013 at 5:54 AM EDT

South Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - South Buffalo is an area full of thriving local businesses. Many of these businesses have been around for decades.

“Park Edge Sweet Shop has been opened since 1948 and my sister and I have owned it for three years now,” Anna Hartog said.

Anna Hartog and her sister own the chocolate shop that makes homemade sponge candy and other delicious chocolates a long with cookies.

Over the weekend, they are coming together with other businesses for a push for people to buy local this season.

Buffalo Common Councilman Chris Scanlon says this is a win for everyone involved.

“The wonderful thing about South Buffalo is the people and the willingness to give back. And all the business owners give so much of themsleves so it's nice to see the community give back,” Scanlon said.

Hartog and her sister not only are business owners but they also give back to the community by making donations to local groups. The women are also advocates for other small businesses, especially those with out their own store front.

“One of the most important thing to our business is helping out other local businesses. We have small business owners in our store. We have headbands, glasses, Buffalo Cards, Buffalo Baby designs. That's also important to us is working with other vendors,” Hartog said.

They hope to hold more events to bring people to area to shop, eat in their restaurants and enjoy everything South Buffalo has to offer.

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