A special small business edition of Saturday Night Live in GT will take place over Cayman Thanksgiving weekend, November 30 on Cardinal Avenue, 5:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
The event, which is part of the George Town Revitalisation Initiative, is being hosted in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA) and Cayman Thanksgiving.
A key feature of the event will be the involvement of some 20 small businesses that will showcase their products and provide the opportunity for people to do their holiday shopping. There will also be local food, performances by Gimistory, University College of the Cayman Islands Pandemix band, Latin jazz quintet, ¡Pa’lante!, among many others.
George Town Manager and Revitalisation Coordinator Colin Lumsden states, “Saturday Night Live in GT is about creating a space to celebrate our people, residents and our businesses, so we are excited about this small business edition and the vibrancy it will provide for the business community”.
President of the CISBA, Dawn McLean-Brady expressed her gratitude to the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure which oversees the revitalisation initiative. “We are excited about this collaboration. The Minister Hon. Joey Hew and his staff continue to throw their support behind small and micro sized businesses. The aim of this edition of the event is to support small enterprises on CISBA’s small business Saturday, which falls on 30 November. This is the same weekend as Cayman Thanksgiving, a national celebration that supports the theme of shopping small and local”, she emphasises.
She further notes, “The holiday season is almost here, so this event will give people a jump start on their shopping. We really hope that come 30 November, everyone will shop small and just enjoy the atmosphere at Saturday Night Live in GT”.
The George Town Revitalisation Initiative is aimed at creating a modern downtown atmosphere. It also emphasises sustainability and quality of life for the George Town community promoting walkability and connectivity and diversifying downtown through mixed-use zoning.