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100 Business Trends in November

From Mental Health Initiatives to outlandish marketing schemes

— November 28, 2020 — Business
This list of November 2020 business trends ranges from paid employee outdoor time to tech-integrated QSR experiences, speaking to the creative ways businesses are pivoting and adopting as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Among many things, the COVID-19 pandemic has led employees to re-think what they want form their employer, resulting in a new range of employee-focused experiences that are centred around mental health. A prominent example is Canada Goose's initiative, which is offering employees one hour of paid outdoor time a week. Not only does this help those working from home unwind and re-focus, but it leads to more motivated and content workers. On the other hand, brands are using this time to discover new ways to reach their consumer from a distance. The end result is a variety of outlandish marketing tactics. An example of this is Kit-Kat, who are temporarily changing their slogan based on a crowdsourced contest.
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Weekend-Long Free Streaming Promotions
Weekend-Long Free Streaming Promotions
Netflix is Testing Free Weekend-Long Streaming
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Branded Free Kids Lunches
Branded Free Kids Lunches
Sweet Treats & Party Favours is Giving Students Lunch Over the Holidays
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98
Complimentary Election Day Doughnuts
Complimentary Election Day Doughnuts
Krispy Kreme is Offering Free Original Glazed Doughnuts
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97
Women's Magazine-Led Classes
Women's Magazine-Led Classes
Cosmo's Extracurricular Will Air 30 Minute Sessions Every Tuesday
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96
Nationwide 5G Network Announcements
Nationwide 5G Network Announcements
Verizon Announced Its 5g Network Launch Spanning the U.S.
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95
Complimentary Soda Campaigns
Complimentary Soda Campaigns
Diet Coke is Celebrating National Boss's Day with a New Sweepstakes
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94
Reward Partnership Expansions
Reward Partnership Expansions
AIR MILES Adds Canadian Appliance Source to its Partners List
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93
Nutritious Gluten-Free Meal Apps
Nutritious Gluten-Free Meal Apps
Impact Kitchen Launched a Loyalty App for its Toronto Base
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92
Children's Lunch Donations
Children's Lunch Donations
Nisa Local (Whitehills) is Giving Students Free Lunch This Week
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Convenience Store Food Donations
Convenience Store Food Donations
St John’s Budgens Fights Children's Food Poverty in New Campaign
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90
Hot Sauce-Branded Menu Expansions
Hot Sauce-Branded Menu Expansions
Del Taco's Updated Menu Offerings Spotlight Cholula Hot Sauce
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89
Free Election Day Rides
Free Election Day Rides
Starbucks Employees Will Be Able to Access Free Lyft Rides on Election Day
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88
Virtual Relay-Style Marathons
Virtual Relay-Style Marathons
The ASICS World Ekiden 2020 Presents a Virtual Running Challenge
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87
Complimentary Drive-Thru Donuts
Complimentary Drive-Thru Donuts
Tim Hortons is Offering a Free Halloween Donut for Costume Wearers
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86
Convenience Store Food Security Campaigns
Convenience Store Food Security Campaigns
Tara's Londis is Giving Away Lunch to Children in Need
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85
Stay-In Shopper Promotions
Stay-In Shopper Promotions
The Nisa 'Cosy Night In' Promotion Preps Patrons for Evenings at Home
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84
Remote Work Fitness Perks
Remote Work Fitness Perks
Pinterest Supplied Its Employees with Virtual Workouts
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Child Tutor Work Perks
Child Tutor Work Perks
Noodle PRO Tutors Students Online as a Well-Being Benefit for Employees
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Virtual Halloween Parties
Virtual Halloween Parties
The Kiss Haunted House Party will Air on October 31st
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81
Racist Business Reporting Tools
Racist Business Reporting Tools
A Yelp Update Alerts the Public If a Business is Accused of Racism
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80
Hot Sauce Gaming Streams
Hot Sauce Gaming Streams
Frank's Red to Host a Gaming Event to Promote Its Boneless Chicken Bites
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79
Inclusive Venture Capital Projects
Inclusive Venture Capital Projects
BLCK VC Created an Initiative Named the Black Venture Institute
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78
Drive-Up Retail Store Services
Drive-Up Retail Store Services
M&S Joins Doddle to Create a Drive-up Collect Service
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77
Shelf-Stable Plant-Based Milks
Shelf-Stable Plant-Based Milks
Mooala Expands Its Range of Organic Plant-Based Milks and Creamers
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Electric E-Commerce Vans
Electric E-Commerce Vans
Amazon Revealed Its New Eclectic Delivery Van Produced by Rvian
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75
Loyalty Program Holiday Offers
Loyalty Program Holiday Offers
AIR MILES is Helping Collectors During Holiday Shopping
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74
Sports Store Appointment Systems
Sports Store Appointment Systems
Ellis Brigham Offers a Scheduling System to Navigate Traffic
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73
Remote Work Supplies Stipends
Remote Work Supplies Stipends
Shopify Employees Received $1,000 to Fund Their Remote Work Set-Ups
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72
Athletic Label Restaurant Openings
Athletic Label Restaurant Openings
Alo Yoga's Restaurant Opened on Top Floor of Its Yoga Studio
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71
Streaming-Focused Cooperate Reorganizations
Streaming-Focused Cooperate Reorganizations
Disney Announced a New Strategic Reorganization
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70
Airline Rapid Testing Services
Airline Rapid Testing Services
Lufthansa is Offering Rapid COVID-19 Testing to Guests in October
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69
Startup-Only Job Boards
Startup-Only Job Boards
The 'Just Startup Jobs' Platform Pinpoints Specific Opportunities
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68
Digitally Intelligent Retail Monitors
Digitally Intelligent Retail Monitors
Samsung UK Works with Quividi on Smart Digital Signage
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67
Hygiene-Centric Beauty Cleansers
Hygiene-Centric Beauty Cleansers
Qosmedix Offers Sanitizing Products for Makeup and Brushes
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66
Guilt-Free Shopping Initiatives
Guilt-Free Shopping Initiatives
Rethink Breast Cancer is Partnering with Beauty and Fashion Brands
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65
Handpicked Remote Work Newsletters
Handpicked Remote Work Newsletters
'OhMonday' Offers the Best Opportunities Out There Every Week
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64
Kitchen Appliance Content Creation
Kitchen Appliance Content Creation
KitchenAid Stories Made Its Debut with a Short Film on Honey
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63
Digital Job Site Renderings
Digital Job Site Renderings
DroneDeploy Collaborated with Boston Dynamics on 360 Walkthrough
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Test-to-Table Dining
Test-to-Table Dining
Ravel Hotel in New York Offers COVID-19 Testing for Guests and Staff
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61
Japanese Convenient Store Updates
Japanese Convenient Store Updates
FamilyMart's Safety Measures Keep Everyone as Safe as Possible
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60
Online Price Tracking Tools
Online Price Tracking Tools
Google Advances Online Shopping with the New Price Insights Tool
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59
3D Ball Metro Payments
3D Ball Metro Payments
Commuters Can Use a Pokeball to Travel Around the Taipei Metro
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Making the Transition to Remote Learning
Making the Transition to Remote Learning
An Interview with Athabasca University's Dr. Neil Fassina
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Taco E-Gifting Services
Taco E-Gifting Services
Taco Bell's Taco Gifter Turns Iconic Menu Item Into Gifts
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56
Humorously Insulting Brand Roasts
Humorously Insulting Brand Roasts
Humanaut is Inviting 10 Companies to Take Part in a Brand Roast
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55
Online Tutoring Resources
Online Tutoring Resources
The Tutor Doctor Offers E-Learning Capabilities Amid COVID-19
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Canadian Carbon Neutral Apparel
Canadian Carbon Neutral Apparel
Aritzia Announced It's Officially Carbon Neutral
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53
BBQ Meal Subscriptions
BBQ Meal Subscriptions
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Now Offers Customizable Delivery Kits
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52
Reinvented Black Friday Shopping Experiences
Reinvented Black Friday Shopping Experiences
Walmart Announces 'Black Friday Deals for Days'
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51
Self-Checkout Retail Updates
Self-Checkout Retail Updates
Kruidvat is Introducing Self-Checkouts in 1,200 of Its Locations
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50
eSports Technology Payment Cards
eSports Technology Payment Cards
The Razer Card Offers Users a Connected Way to Make Purchases
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49
Custom Groomsmen Gift Shops
Custom Groomsmen Gift Shops
The Man Registry Specializes in Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas
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48
Italian Fashion Websites
Italian Fashion Websites
EXTRAITASTYLE will Celebrate Emerging and Established Designers
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Confectionery Brand Expansions
Confectionery Brand Expansions
Milk Bar Expands into Target with Truffle Crumb Cakes and Cookies
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AI-Powered Corporate Gifting Services
AI-Powered Corporate Gifting Services
Giftpack Enables Streamlines Gifting Through Personalization
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45
AI-Powered Recipe Chatbots
AI-Powered Recipe Chatbots
The Kroger Chefbot Offers Recipes to Reduce Food Waste
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44
Restaurant-Focused Delivery Features
Restaurant-Focused Delivery Features
The Uber Eats App Added Features Highlighting Establishments
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Queue Management Mobile Apps
Queue Management Mobile Apps
The Sainsbury's Ufirst App Helps Navigate Contactless Shopping
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42
Autonomous Retail Cleaning Initiatives
Autonomous Retail Cleaning Initiatives
Schnuck Markets Inc. will Start Using Tennant Co.'s Robots
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41
QSR-Themed Fire Logs
QSR-Themed Fire Logs
KFC Selling Fried Chicken-Scented Fire Logs Exclusively at Walmart
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40
One-On-One Virtual Tutors
One-On-One Virtual Tutors
Success Tutoring Adapted to COVID-19 With New Online Sessions
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Exclusive Concert Speakers
Exclusive Concert Speakers
Oda's Bluetooth Speaker Set Shares Live Seasonal Programming
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38
UV-C Sanitation Water Dispensers
UV-C Sanitation Water Dispensers
This New Quench Water and Ice Dispenser is Health-Focused
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3D-Printed Lunar Colonies
3D-Printed Lunar Colonies
'Project Olympus' is Focused on Getting a Habitat Set Up on the Moon
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AI-Powered Gifting Platforms
AI-Powered Gifting Platforms
Alyce's Swag Select Features is a Personalized Gifting Solution
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35
Pay-in-Aisle Retail Technology
Pay-in-Aisle Retail Technology
UK-based Grocer Co-op is Expanding Its Pay-in-Aisle Technology
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34
Cannabis Root-Infused Lifestyle Products
Cannabis Root-Infused Lifestyle Products
CanadaBis Capital Inc. Introduces the Stigma Roots' Debut
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33
End-to-End Tenancy Apps
End-to-End Tenancy Apps
The 'Kiko Homes' Marketplace Improves the Tenant Landlord Experience
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QR-Code Retail Systems
QR-Code Retail Systems
Amazon India Launches Smart Stores Run by the App
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Cost-Conscious Retail Concepts
Cost-Conscious Retail Concepts
Dollar General's popshelf Shares Affordable Non-Consumables
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Retailer-Backed Healthcare Apps
Retailer-Backed Healthcare Apps
The PC Health App is Being Trialed in Atlantic Canada
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Automated Soda Canister Machines
Automated Soda Canister Machines
The SodaStream CO2 Canister Reverse Vending Machine is Efficient
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Extensive Online Fitness Classes
Extensive Online Fitness Classes
Moxie's Online Fitness Studio is for Both Instructors & Consumers
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27
Express Tech Retail Stores
Express Tech Retail Stores
Apple's Express Retail Update Plans to Navigate Physical Stores
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26
App-Based Virtual Shops
App-Based Virtual Shops
Postmates' Shopping Experience Lets Retailers Create Virtual Storefronts
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25
Paid Employee Outdoor Time
Paid Employee Outdoor Time
Canada Goose's HumanNature Pass Encourages Employees to Go Outside
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Virtual Kitchen Experiences
Virtual Kitchen Experiences
Which Wich Announced Two New Virtual Restaurant Locations in London
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23
Boomer-Specific Creative Interships
Boomer-Specific Creative Interships
Thrive@55 is an 8-Week Fully-Paid Internship at Thinkerbell
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22
Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant Spinoffs
Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant Spinoffs
Bodega Taqueria Offers Accessible Mexican Fare
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21
Premium Jewelry Resale Platforms
Premium Jewelry Resale Platforms
Rebag Expanded its Offering to Include Watches and Fine Jewelry
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20
Air-Powered Buffet Protectors
Air-Powered Buffet Protectors
The FoodSignPros 'AirShield' Keeps Foods Free from Germs
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19
Sneaker Repair Services
Sneaker Repair Services
The Cobblers is Reintroducing Shoe Repair for a New Generation
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18
Rapper-Owned Delivery-Only Restaurants
Rapper-Owned Delivery-Only Restaurants
'HotBox by Wiz' is a Delivery-Only Chain by Wiz Khalifa
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Black Cat-Specific Cafés
Black Cat-Specific Cafés
Nekobiyaka is a Japanese Café That Exclusively Boasts Black Felines
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16
Delivery-Only Restaurants
Delivery-Only Restaurants
Kroger Partners with ClusterTruck ‘Ghost Kitchens' for Meal Delivery
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15
E-Commerce AR Packages
E-Commerce AR Packages
Amazon Created AR Delivery Boxes with Interactive Halloween Content
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14
Virtual Christmas Markets
Virtual Christmas Markets
The World’s Biggest Virtual Christmas Market Will Run in November
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Predictive Drive-Thru Menus
Predictive Drive-Thru Menus
These New Digital Drive-Thru Menus Share Tailored Promotions
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12
Personalized Pet Subscription Boxes
Personalized Pet Subscription Boxes
BoxDog Custom Dog Subscription Boxes are Packed with Goodies
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11
Contactless Body Measurements
Contactless Body Measurements
3DLOOK Helps Made-to-Measure Companies Collect Body Data Remotely
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10
Used Furniture Store Concepts
Used Furniture Store Concepts
IKEA's Concept Sells Previously Owned Furniture & Refurbished Goods
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9
Robotic Grocery Deliveries
Robotic Grocery Deliveries
Save Mart Created a Contactless Robotic Grocery Delivery Service
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8
Millennial-Targeted Business Tools
Millennial-Targeted Business Tools
Tradeswell is Helping Millennial Make a Higher Profit
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7
Ready-Made Meal Vending Machines
Ready-Made Meal Vending Machines
Snapfresh Installs a Meal Vending Machine at Brisbane Airport
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6
Smart Shopping Lockers
Smart Shopping Lockers
Luxer One's Smart Retail Lockers Support No-Contact Experiences
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5
Reinvented Salad Bars
Reinvented Salad Bars
Chowbotics Relies on Robotics to Deliver Fresh, Custom Meals to Consumers
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4
Automated Self-Service Stores
Automated Self-Service Stores
Monoprix Uses AI-Powered Tech to Help Customers Pay for Products
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3
AI Blended Beverage Kiosks
AI Blended Beverage Kiosks
Blendid is a Contactless, Autonomous In-Store System
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2
Ultra-Small AR-Enhanced Car Dealerships
Ultra-Small AR-Enhanced Car Dealerships
Volkswagen Australia Created Its Smallest Auto Dealership
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Shipping Container Coffee Shops
Shipping Container Coffee Shops
The HOH Café Offers 560 Square Feet of Interior Space
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