Downtown Colorado Springs businesses encourage local shopping with Social Distance Saturdays

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COLORADO SPRINGS – Beginning May 1, many retail shops throughout Downtown Colorado Springs will be open to customers.

Some businesses are participating in “Social Distance Saturdays,” a by-appointment opportunity for a unique and intimate shopping experience providing a way to support local businesses while maintaining proper social distancing.

Through Social Distance Saturdays, people can sign up for 20-minute private gallery and shopping experiences. Offered every Saturday in May, this is a ticketed event with all proceeds going to the venues directly.

“This is one way we can encourage people to come and support local businesses in a safe and still fun manner,” said Claire Swinford, Director of Urban Engagement for Downtown Partnership. Featured locations include art galleries and boutiques specializing in hand-crafted, artisan goods.

$45 registration includes:

  • 20-minute private access to up to five locations.
  • Locally made hand sanitizer.
  • Locally made, reusable fabric mask.

Details:

  • Sessions are booked with a 10-minute gap to allow for proper sanitizing between guests.
  • Guests are required to wear masks while shopping.
  • Registration is per party, not per individual. Parties should only include members of immediate household and are limited to 10 or fewer people.

Registration and tickets:

  • Registration is required by Thursday prior to the shopping date.
  • Participants can choose from a morning or afternoon time slot.
  • Information and link to registration is listed at www.DowntownCS.com/SocialSaturday
  • After registering, guests will be sent a private link to book their preferred locations and time slots.

For more information visit www.downtowncs.com, or contact Downtown Colorado Springs at 719.886.0088.

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