Buy local for festive boost to businesses
Now that a lot of shops have moved down along Byrnes Street, there’s been a lot of people saying ‘I didn’t even know this shop was here’. So Swish owner Stacey Shaw
ALMOST 30 locally owned Mareeba businesses will swing open their doors for an extra two hours of trading tonight for a festive evening of shopping to support and promote local business.
The Mareeba Christmas shopping night will run from 5pm until about 8pm and will coincide with the Christmas markets held in the Post Office Centre.
So Swish owners Michael and Stacey Shaw said they decided to get on board with the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce shopping initiative to encourage locals to shop in the town this Christmas.
“We thought it would be a great idea to give people more time to do their Christmas shopping and try to encourage them to shop locally as well,” Mrs Shaw said.
“Hopefully the whole town will support it and come out.”
Mrs Shaw said the Christmas shopping night was also a chance for locals to become familiar with the locally owned family businesses in their town.
“Now that a lot of shops have moved down along Byrnes Street, there’s been a lot of people saying ‘I didn’t even know this shop was here’,” she said.
“The Christmas shopping night is also encouraging people to walk the streets and explore their own town.
“I think a lot of people just drive through.
“Even if you don’t buy anything tonight, just go and walk and have a look at the shops in Mareeba.”
Support local businesses in Mareeba when finishing off your Christmas shopping this year. Almost 30 businesses will extend their trading hours for Mareeba’s Christmas shopping night. Take a stroll through the CBD and buy a present at participating shops. Antiques and Jewels A Touch of Country Bellezza Beauty Bar Burratronics Claude Cater Mensland City ‘n’ Country Clothing Colly Dolly Fine Treasures Graeme Shoe Store KK Skate Co Leading Edge Electronics Mareeba Working Dogs Supplies Nextra Mareeba News O’Donnells Office Power Piagnos News Rockmans Sewing Essentials So Swish Sports North Target Country Uniquely Made XO Local Supermarkets Vincenzo’s Coffee Lounge Foxy Lady Lingerie and Fashions Marama Jewellery