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ADHDA Challenges You to Shop Locally

Wed, Nov 24, 2010

The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) challenges you to shop locally this holiday season. Be 100 percent Astoria by purchasing all of your holiday needs right here is Astoria. ADHDA first debuted the “Shop Downtown Astoria, It Matters” campaign this time last year with orange stickers popping up on store windows and doors across downtown Astoria to remind the community to shop locally.

This year ADHDA would like to continue with the campaign and reiterate the numerous benefits of shopping locally – it is convenient and it helps build community spirit; it also saves money on gas, reduces environmental impacts, and helps to create more jobs.

Local businesses are doing their best to accommodate holiday shoppers this year by offering extended hours and continuing to offer great service, unique selections, and convenience. There will be a late night shopping event on Saturday, November 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. after the downtown lighting ceremony. There are almost 40 businesses that will be staying open late for this “official” start of the holiday shopping season. Additionally, there are some businesses that have begun staying open until 8 p.m. on Thursday nights. This trend will continue through the holiday season. Come downtown, support your local businesses and see what unique gifts you can find!

Have you already made some of your holiday purchases in Astoria? What cool things or great deals did you discover? Share your local finds with the rest of the community on the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association’s Facebook page. And if you are a retailer, let the community know of any events, specials, and/or extended hours you are having by posting them on ADHDA’s Facebook page as well.
Shop Astoria, it matters.

For questions, contact Downtown Coordinator Blaire Buergler at 503.791.7940 or

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