Twelve downtown shops and restaurants are offering a fun and easy way to support your small businesses during this holiday season, while shopping for quality gifts!
The Holiday Shopping Pass lists twelve downtown shops and restaurants that offer fun and unique holiday shopping experiences. As customers visit the shops, they can present the pass and get a special sticker for each location. Once a customer has filled the pass with stickers from at least nine retailers, it can be turned in for the prize drawing. Winners will be drawn on December 22nd. Three prizes are available:
Family Fun and Games Package:
Sunpak 8001 UT Tripod from Mack Camera, $60 value, Collector’s Edition Spider-Man Monopoly game, Wonder Woman bag, and gift card from Alter Ego Comics, $50 total value, a $50 gift card from the Fat Cat Diner, and a gourmet coffee and chocolate gift basket from The Meeting Place on Market, $50 value.
Shopping Spree Package:
A $50 gift certificate from each: Don Jenkins Jewelry, Nitza’s, Hofeller, Hiatt and Clark, and The Met.
Trendy Shopper Package:
Unique home and gift items from Pears Avenue, $50 value, plus a $50 gift card from each David’s Finery, Vivace Café, ArtSpace Lima.
The shopping pass not only offers a fun way for people to find the perfect gift, it also benefits our community. Based on the Civic Economics Andersonville Study of Retail Economics, if every family in the country spent an extra $10 a month with a locally-owned, independent business instead of a national chain, over $9.3 billion would be directly returned to local economies.
Participating retailers are:
Alter Ego Comics, comic books and movie and TV collectibles, 230 N. Main St., facebook.com/alteregomaniacs, 419-224-6700
ArtSpace/ Lima Gift Shoppe, hand-made art work and gifts, 65 Town Square, http://www.artspacelima.com, 419-222-1721
David’s Finery, gifts for all occasions, 115 N. Elizabeth St., http://www.davidsfinery.com, 419-222-7089
Don Jenkins, fine jewelry, 117 N. Elizabeth St., facebook.com/don.jenkinsjeweler 419-224-3211
Fat Cat Diner, ridiculously good food in the heart of Lima, 312 N. Main St., www.FatCatDiner.com, 419.879.1277
Hofeller, Hiatt, & Clark, menswear specialists since 1898, 237 N. Main St., http://www.hofellers.com, 419-228-5621
Mack Camera, for all your photo needs, 119 N. Elizabeth St., 419-225-5876
Nitza’s, ladies boutique and tailor shop, 300 N. Main St., http://www.facebook.com/nitzasinlima, 419-227-3877
Pears Avenue Boutique, unique gifts, furniture and home décor, 300 N. Main St., www.pearsavenue.net, 567-825-8822
The Meeting Place on Market, gourmet coffee, tea and gift baskets, 220 W. Market St., http://www.meetingplaceonmarket.com, 419-222-0985
The Met, wine, beer, spirits, small plates , desserts, 306 N. Main St., www.TheMet306.com, 419.999.WINE
Vivace Café, great food made fresh to order and very healthy options, 59 Town Square, www.vivacecafe.com, 419.204.9364
Holiday Shopping Passes can be picked up at any participating retailer, or downloaded from www.visitdowntownlima.com, or by clicking the image, below. Completed passes must be turned in by Friday, December 21st, 2012, at the Civic Center Business Office, 7 Town Square, open Monday – Friday, 12 – 5 pm.