Monday night shopping returns to Ironton

Published 7:39 am Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Small Business Monday until 8 p.m.; customers have chance at prize

Back in the day, the stores in downtown Ironton stayed open late on Mondays to give customers a chance to go shopping after they got off work. The custom died off, but is making a return on Sept. 10. Stores will start staying open later as part of Small Business Monday until 8 p.m.

As part of the event, Ironton aLive will award someone, each Monday, $100 in Ironton Bucks that can only be spent at participating businesses in Ironton. Sam Heighton, executive director of Ironton aLive, said they had surveyed the downtown retail shops and the reaction was overwhelmingly positive towards the concept of Small Business Monday until 8 p.m.

“So, I say this is a win-win for customers and businesses,” Heighton said, adding that every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, downtown stores take part in Small Business Saturday and shoppers have a chance to win Ironton Bucks. “The same process will be followed on Mondays Until 8 p.m.”

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Starting at 4 p.m. on Monday, customers can go to Dick’s Music and Consigned Books to get a passport card with participating businesses listed on it.

The passport is verified by each business the shopper goes into.

Once the shopper gets 10 businesses signed on their passport, the shopper returns it to Consigned Books by 8 p.m. One passport will be drawn after 8 p.m. each Monday for the prize of $100 in Ironton Bucks.