Silver City MainStreet’s annual fundraiser, the Taste of Downtown, usually features a walk around sweet and savory tasting at downtown eateries on Labor Day weekend. This year, due to the pandemic, the event has been turned into a super coupon book featuring 32 downtown restaurants, retail shops and the downtown hotels.
The coupon book features more than $200 of savings for $20.
“We were very excited to see the support from the merchants for the coupon book idea,” said Patrick Hoskins, board president of Silver City MainStreet. “The Taste of Downtown has become an event that sells out in 20 minutes and we didn’t want to lose momentum this year. We surveyed the restaurants first to see if they liked the idea and if they thought we should add retailers. They responded with a resounding ‘yes!’”
The coupon book has 32 coupons with discounts of up to 25 percent, BOGOs and free items.
“We were very pleased with the response from the merchants,” Hoskins said. “This is a win-win with the coupons bringing customers to merchants and MainStreet is able to have a fundraiser, something we didn’t think we could do this year. We wanted the coupons to support the merchants in this challenging time so the expiration for all the coupons is next year on December 31, 2021. They would make great gifts for friends and family and appreciated stocking stuffers.”
Funds raised by this event go to support Silver City MainStreet activities that include beautification projects, programs to assist merchants, and projects that encourage residents and tourists to visit and shop downtown Silver City.
Taste of Downtown coupon books on sale Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Maker’s Market from 8:30 am to 12 noon. The Maker’s Market is at the Main Street Plaza at 7th St. and Bullard St. Coupon Books can also be purchased online at www.silvercitymainstreet.com, or at the MainStreet office at 201 N. Hudson Street.