Anniston Mayor Gene Robinson on Monday called it a "complete failure" and said the business community was in an uproar over Super Saturday.
Historic Downtown Anniston Business Association officials said they didn't know some owners weren't happy with the event, held on the third Saturday of each month. The HDABA started Super Saturday in March.
Rod James, HDABA president, said Tuesday the organization is considering moving the event down a block to help out some business owners. Super Saturday currently runs from the 1000 block of Noble Street to the 1400.
Because most downtown businesses that open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. while streets are closed are on the 1000 block, James said it could be moved from the 1100 block to the 1500 block.
"Our whole goal is to expose downtown and bring business downtown," he said. "We do not want to hurt any business."
James said as Super Saturday only began in March, the HDABA is still working out the kinks.
"We're not out to just do it our way," he said. "We want people to bring ideas to the table."
David Mashburn, owner of the Classic on Noble, said his restaurant does weddings and private parties often on Saturday and Super Saturday has disrupted that.
He said he supports the event overall.
Robinson had said bars and restaurants were losing alcohol and food sales during Super Saturday.
Jack Leggett, manager of The Office, said he doesn't think the event helps or hurts his bar. The Office is on the 1000 block of Noble Street.
"Usually our crowds come later in the evening, so it hasn't really been a problem that I've seen," he said.
Kristy Farmer, co-owner of the Peerless Saloon and the Peerless Grille, said Super Saturday has helped her food sales.
"If they want to move (the event) right in front of me or behind me, I would be happy with that," she said.
Super Saturday does run in front of the Rabbit Hutch, and owner Jennie Preston said she hopes it moves. The store stays open until 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Preston said Super Saturday has hurt sales.
"I know that a lot of times people who are not in retail that are trying to do things to help downtown think that anytime they're bringing a group of people to the downtown area it helps, but that's not always the case," she said.
Preston said she only sells $15 to $20 worth of merchandise, but has people coming in the store to escape the heat or use the restroom. She said she's caught two shoplifters during Super Saturday, something rare in her store.
Still Midtown Ceramics also sits in the closed-off portion of Noble Street, but owner Tammy Katz wouldn't have it any other way.
"It has been fantastic," she said. "We might not have a lot of sales, but people come in and see what we have and come back later to buy."