Friday, August 1, 2008

Experience Uptown WalkFest

Wilson Area Merchants Association (WAMA) has changed the dates of Experience Uptown WalkFest to September 12, 13 and 14. This event will be in conjunction with the Magnolia/ Malden/ Racine Block Club Party. Bracelets for Experience Uptown are $10 and may be purchased in advance at Marigold Restaurant, Unique So Chique and the Spot, and on the weekend of the event at several outdoor locations. This is a great way to show support to businesses within our own community as well as have a fun-filled, less expensive weekend without even leaving Uptown.

The bracelets will allow individuals to receive discounts at over 40 businesses throughout Uptown. Some discounts are: Annoyance Theatre with 1/2 price midnight shows, Marigold with 1/2 price select appetizers and $4 martinis, Crew with 20% off all food and alcohol, Subway with a free drink with purchase, 10% off the entire menu at Express Chicken and Ribs, and much much more.

A good portion of the monies raised at this event will be used to give back to the community this fall and spring by holding even more future events in Uptown, as well as to continue much needed beautification on our major arterial streets such as Wilson, Montrose, Lawrence and Broadway. While the SSA has been doing a great job, we could still use more improvement. WAMA is hoping to add more holiday decorations in December, flower/planter boxes in the spring, and hopefully assist those businesses (when we can) with the necessary funding to make improvements.

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