Find a deal, win a prize at Shop Hop

Destination North Branch is the mission behind a new shop local promotion that’s set to launch Friday at a gift and thrift shop near you.

Wendy Teich, owner of Gallery on Main Giftique, is spearheading this “Holiday Shop Hop” to attract people to shop and visit the local and downtown business scene. Set for Friday, Dec. 7, 4 to 8 p.m., shoppers will find in-store specials, coupons, refreshments and more at five participating consignment and repurposed stores.

Customers also can pick up a punch card and map at any of the five businesses, and by shopping at each one, they can enter drawings to win one of two $75 Visa gift cards. Don’t forget to visit your final destination before 8 p.m.

Participating businesses include Gallery On Main Giftique, 6448 Main St. (Main Street Center); Good Earth Shop, 38859 7th Ave.; Handy Angels Thrift, 38891 7th Ave.; Hidden Treasures Boutique, 6943 Saint Croix Trail.; and Recycled Wardrobes, 6419 Main St.

Teich noted the Shop Hop promotion is planned to be a quarterly event, so readers should keep their eyes peeled for what’s next on the local business scene. “We also want to build on it with other businesses,” she said.

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