Shoppes of the Santa Fe Trail Becomes Official

Downtown Lamar

Downtown Lamar

On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, a consortium of local business owners met and discussed the positive ways that they could enhance their business district along Main Street in Lamar, CO. Various topics were discussed and the schedule of events for the remainder of 2013 was penciled in on the calendar.

Street Vendors will be a new promotion to coincide the annual Lamar Days celebration. A summer downtown festival was discussed and the return of the very successful Fall Festival were also planned. Moonlight Madness is on track for late October. Local retailers stress that the number one challenge to local retail businesses downtown is consumer awareness. In this day and age of digital shopping, big box retailers, driving to Pueblo, Colorado Springs or Denver and other detractions, shopping locally is more important than it has ever been.

Local retailers feel it’s time to take the matters of their own businesses into their own hands and make the positive changes that need to be made to ensure a prosperous future. Retailers voices haven’t been heard in the past and downtown initiatives have been ineffective at best. The retailers are extremely excited to make positive change and they look forward to marketing their new business district and welcoming past, present & future customers into their businesses.

For more information, contact Ruthie Esgar @ Bettianns, Linda Hawkins @ The Flower Boutique, Beverly Augustine @ The Lassie, Skip & Echo Corley @ The Main Street Shoppe, Lenora Springer @ Crafter’s Corner, Caro Hedge or Susan Crites @ The Book Depot or Trevor La Cost @ The Shore Arts Center for more information or to be involved in positive change in downtown Lamar.

By mtlacost on May 1, 2013

Filed Under: BusinessChamber/Local BusinesscommunityEconomyFeaturedLamar


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