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Downtown Shopping Night Invites Community Into Downtown Syracuse to Cross Items off Holiday Shopping Lists

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Downtown Shopping NightSyracuse, NY - On Thursday, December 17, nearly two dozen merchants and retailers located throughout Downtown Syracuse are extending their hours into the evening to invite the community to shop for items on their holiday shopping lists. Many participating stores will be open until 8:00 pm. Please find a complete list of participating stores below.

Thursday is the second of two Downtown Shopping Nights this season, spearheaded by Kellie Gingold of Showoffs Boutique. With one week left to shop for holiday gifts, Gingold’s goal was to find a creative way to encourage the community to find special gift(s) for their loved ones before the proverbial eleventh hour. The first Downtown Shopping Night was held last week, Thursday, December 10, and was geared toward women. This Thursday, it’s the men’s turn. However, all shoppers are welcome to participate.

“Downtown Syracuse offers a great shopping experience beyond the economic advantages of buying local,” said John Massara, owner of Projex214, who shares retail space at 214 West Jefferson Street with Gingold. “Our merchandise is hand-picked and unique. Downtown merchants live and breathe what they do. They understand fashion and how to wear it, as well as the latest retail trends and what's hot.”

With 73 retail shops, boutiques and art galleries – featuring jewelry and apparel for men and women, home furnishing and houseware, art and music, as well as gift, cards and souvenir shops – Downtown Syracuse is the retail destination in Central New York.

“Whether you’re looking for a new toy for your kids, a unique gift for your significant other, or still searching for that one-of-a-kind item that tells a story, we're confident you’ll find it here, in Downtown Syracuse,” said Merike Treier, executive director of the Downtown Committee. “From jewelry, to art, to clothing, the diversity of merchants located within 82 blocks has you covered.”

Select participating stores will serve light snacks and beverages to enhance the shopping experience.

For more information about holiday promotions happening throughout Downtown Syracuse, please email the Downtown Committee at mail@downtownsyracuse.com to subscribe to its special holiday newsletter. The newsletter, sent electronically every Monday through December, details family-friendly events as well as special deals and promotions from Downtown retailers, restaurants and museums. As always, the community is invited to join the conversation by following the Downtown Committee on Facebook (Downtown Syracuse), Twitter (@downtownSYR) and Instagram (downtownsyracuse).

PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS

Open Until 9:00 pm:
Designer Warehouse, 223 Walton Street 

Open Until 8:00 pm:
A La Maison 425 South Warren Street 
Armory Artworks, 136 Walton Street 
Bounce, 124 Walton Street 
Frankie & Faye, 317 South Franklin Street 
Kenn Kushner Designs, 183 Walton Street 
Jet Black, 129 Walton Street 
Mr. Shop, 259 West Fayette Street 
Projex 214, 214 West Jefferson Street 
Showoffs Boutique, 214 West Jefferson Street 
The Changing Room, 425 South Warren Street 
Vintage Love, 201 East Jefferson Street 

Open Until 7:00 pm:
Indie Kids, 264 ½ West Jefferson Street 
Industry Salon, 258 West Jefferson Street 
Ish Guitars, 410 South Franklin Street 
Midnight Sun, 406 South Franklin Street
Olive on Brooklea, 116 West Jefferson Street 

Open Until 6:00 pm:
Accents of Armory Square, 121 Walton Street 
Bersani Gallery, 217 South Salina Street 
Eureka Crafts, 210 Walton Street 

Open Until 5:30 pm:
Koolakian’s Menswear, 132 East Genesee Street
M. Lemp Jewelers, 300 South Warren Street 

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