Downtown Kingston! reports its Downtown Dollars program has been a huge and immediate success, saying sales are brisk for the ‘Dollars’ being sold to encourage support for local shops.
The ‘Dollars’ are sold in $10 and $20 increments at a discount of 20% to the customer, with Downtown Kingston! BIA bearing the 20% cost and businesses re-imbursed at the full face value of each ‘Dollar’.
Downtown Dollars can be purchased at Leon’s Centre Box Office, 1 Tragically Hip Way (Monday – Friday 11am – 2pm) Desk House (across from Metro), 385 Princess Street (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm), and Waterfront Gifts & Apparel (Tuesday & Wednesday 11am – 5pm, Thursday & Friday 11am – 8pm and Saturday 12pm – 5pm).
Then just look for a “Downtown Dollars Gladly Accepted Here” poster in store windows to go shopping.
For purchasing Downtown Dollars: Desk House is closed for the holidays. Leon's Centre Box Office is open regular hours (11am – 2pm) until & including Dec 24th. Waterfront Gifts will be open regular hours until Dec 24th, when they are open 11am – 3pm. Info: https://t.co/IaHnDUdkRC pic.twitter.com/7y1wsnyQjh
— Downtown Kingston! (@downtownktown) December 18, 2020
The ‘Dollars’ Downtown Dollars have no expiry date and can be used in the 80+ participating downtown shops, restaurants and services just like gift card.
The Downtown Kingston! BIA is an association comprised of, and funded by 700+ downtown businesses. The association is dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of a vibrant and healthy downtown.
Image (cropped): Downtown Kingston!