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DOWNTOWN FIRST PROGRAM
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SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY'S BUSINESSES:
Put Your Money Where Your House Is
For most of us, our home is our single biggest asset. The value in downtown-centered communities rises as the downtown becomes more vibrant. So when you spend time and money improving your downtown, you are indirectly benefitting and increasing the value of your biggest asset.
Shop & Eat
Southwest Pennsylvania downtowns offer a wonderful variety of restaurant options...from wood-fired pizza to hearty home cooking to Indian, Thai and more. And even more enticing, many offer the opportunity to sit on Main Street while you enjoy your meal, or to chat with the chef or restaurateur. So before heading bypassing downtown to head out to the chain restaurants at the mall, you might FIRST want to consider what your downtown has to offer.
Shop & Eat Local First
Many local, independent restaurants offer the opportunity to sit on Main Street while you enjoy your meal, or to swap recipes with the chef or restaurateur. Many local restaurants also purchase their food from local farmers or independent bakeries, thereby supporting the wealth of local food options our area has to offer Before bypassing downtown to head out to the chain restaurants at the mall, you might FIRST want to consider the uniquely delicious food options your downtown has to offer.
Wear your Downtown First T-Shirt or Button
Downtown First is in the process of creating a wide array of interesting, compelling products to convey the importance of shopping, eating, and supporting our downtowns. You can show your support for the movement by wearing and using Downtown First products…stay tuned for more information!
Attend Downtown First Events
Downtown First is currently organizing a variety of events to support our downtown businesses. We’ll participating in nationally sponsored awareness raising campaigns, like America Unchained and Celebrate Your Independents Week (as we are a member of the national American Independent Business Alliance). We’ll also be creating networking events and educational opportunities that are unique to our area. Please continue to visit this site to check for upcoming events.
Let Others Know about Downtown First, and Why Local Matters
You know how important downtowns are to the economic development, vibrancy and sense of community life within our unique towns…and when you help to share that message with others, you help to ensure their sustainability for the future. Please help us to spread the word about Downtown First and Why Local Matters?