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3rd Thursdays on tap again for shopping experience in Downtown Alton


From Illinois Business Journal news services

ALTON — Alton Main Street is planning another of its “3rd Thursdays” this Thursday, Jan. 21 — a shopping event in Downtown Alton where retailers stay open later and offer specials and refreshments.

People may park and ride the free shuttle from 5 to 8 p.m. compliments of the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Participants can pick up a passport at any of the 16 businesses, which they will get stamped along the way. Guests who visit every shop on the passport will be entered into the grand prize drawing for a $75 universal gift certificate to spend at any participating store. This month’s theme is “Soar on Broadway” – an eagle-themed event.

For added fun, the event will include a scavenger hunt – a photo album will be placed on the event’s Facebook page ( showing items that have been donated by various shop owners and available for free to the party who finds them.

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The businesses participating are:
– Alton Stained Glass Works & Tiffany Inn
– Country Meadows
– 1904 General Store
– Party on Broadway
– JMC Design Gallery Co-Op
– Olive Oil Marketplace
– Wild Hare Emporium
– Grassroots Grocery
– WOW Furnishings
– Body Restoration Spa & Salon
– Mississippi Mud Pottery
– Dance Things and More
– The Grapevine of Alton
– My Just Desserts and
– Tinner’s Anvil American Handwork.

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