Small Stores See Crowds Too

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Knoxville (WVLT) -- If you were out shopping on Sunday afternoon, then you know the malls were busy.

But large retailers aren't the only shops benefiting from the tax free shopping holiday

Mast General Store in Downtown Knoxville was open for only it's second free tax free holiday.

According to the store's manager it was a busier weekend than normal.

He attributes the large crowds to the tax free holiday, something he says is a big help to both shoppers and shop owners.

"I think it's a good thing for consumers and retailers as a whole It's good for everybody," said David Schultz, the store's manager.

Nearly half of Mast's inventory was tax free.

The sales tax holiday ended at 11:59 on Sunday night.

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