The tough economy isn't stopping Zanesville businesses from celebrating.
The AAA in the Northpointe Shopping Center hosted an evening of free food, prizes and entertainment - all in the name of local business.
"We have a lot of great businesses here, a lot of public support, and we're all just getting together to raise awareness and give free offers to the community," said AAA Public Relations Manager Kimberly Schwind.
Pizza Cottage is the newest addition to the shopping center. General Manager Scott Phillips said he's excited to expand the business.
"We definitely saw a need in the Zanesville area for a Pizza Cottage," said Phillips. "This is our fifth store, it was a very good fit for us, and we think we're going to be received very well here."
Phillips said he plans to open the doors by the beginning of November.