A pair of diners enjoy a nice meal at Mission's English Tarts on First Avenue. Most businesses in the downtown core were offering special deals on Thursday as part of the annual Customer Appreciation Day.

Downtown Mission businesses appreciate their customers

The annual customer appreciation night took place downtown on Thursday night with businesses offering deals and samples.

The Mission Downtown Business Association and their merchants held its 20th anniversary and Customer Appreciation night on  Thursday (Nov. 17).

Stores and restaurants offered special deals and free samples to customers, all night long.