Alton Main Street is announcing its new Eat Shop Play Alton promotion to support Alton’s locally-owned businesses and help customers find their new favorite places to shop small. To take part, simply stop by the information booth at the Alton Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market to pick up a free reusable Alton-branded shopping bag. The market is located at the corner of Landmarks Blvd. and Henry Street in Downtown Alton, and takes place every Saturday morning between 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. through October 15th. Customers can then present their bag at all of the stores, restaurants and service businesses found at www.DowntownAlton.com/EatShopPlay to redeem their perks and special offers through December 31st.
Alton Main Street is investing $10,000 of the State of IL small business pandemic relief funding into television and digital marketing for this campaign to target customers in the entire St. Louis metro area and drive them directly into the doors of Alton’s small businesses. Check out our segment on Great Day STL on our YouTube channel!
30 businesses have signed up to participate so far, and all locally-owned Alton businesses and local artists are welcome to participate. A link to register can be found at DowntownAlton.com/EatShopPlay.
Participants include: A&A Boutique, Olive Oil Marketplace, Granny’s Uniforms Work Fashions and More, Quick Bite, VSalon By Valerie, Rushmore, Soul Sanctuary, The Schoolhouse Grill at Senior Services Plus, Campbell’s Construction & Restoration, Mom Said No/Mississippi Hippie, Moon Drops, State Street Market, Lieber Vision Center, Jacoby Arts Center, It’s Raining Zen, The Soul Asylum, Picture This & More, Germania Brew Haus, The Brown Bag Bistro, Epicurean Fare, The Ruby Wren Eclectic Boutique, Memento Paintings – Artist Jenna Muscarella, Party On Broadway, FLOCK Food Truck Park & Bar, Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn, Mississippi Mud Pottery, River Bend Yoga, Country Meadows I and II, and Black Crow Designs.
Shoppers are encouraged to post a photo using their bag at a local business on social media with the hashtag #EatShopPlayAlton for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to any participating businesses. A new winner will be drawn every month through the end of 2022.