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Louisville mayor encourages shoppers to support local businesses with holidays beginning

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The holidays are officially in full swing and Louisville leaders are asking shoppers to support local business as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on.

Mayor Greg Fischer said this week that even if shoppers don't want to go to actual stores, they can still support local businesses by shopping online.

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Fischer said a recent study found, that since the start of the pandemic, small business revenue has dropped nearly 26%. Some of those businesses, including restaurants, are being hit with another few weeks of uncertainty due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, and ongoing concern by some people of visiting packed public places.

In downtown, where many businesses are trying to get back to normal after shutdowns and recent demonstrations, owners have come together for the holidays to send a united message to the community: Come back downtown and do what you can to support the stores, bars and restaurants.

Local leaders are also hoping Congress will step in to provide relief to small businesses.

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