The Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce and those member businesses participating invite you to come to Main Street Langdon on the evening of Tuesday, December 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. for a special shopping event called “Deals After Dark”.
Posted on 12/5/15
By Melissa Anderson
The event came into being after a local business owner, Tati Davis, was approached by customers asking why Langdon businesses did not do a late night shopping event during the holiday season.
“They pointed out that many people work till 5 during the week so they don’t have time to shop locally,” Davis explained.
Davis approached other business owners about the topic and found that they too had been asked. The group took the idea to the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce and the rest of the Chamber businesses who all agreed it would be worth a try.
“Every Main Street business was open to it,” Davis said.
The discussion for the late night shopping event turned to past attempts at having late night shopping that did not turn out very well for the stores individually or as a group.
“Main Street of Langdon is booming right now so we thought we would try again,” Davis said.
Once the general consensus was to move forward with another attempt, it was time to work out the details. Davis took the lead in creating and working on the event.
“It was encouraged that each business do a door prize or have specials,” Davis said.
There is also going to be a grand prize drawing at the end of the shopping event. To enter into the event drawing, all participants have to do is make a purchase at a participating store. There is one entry allowed per store so shopping at multiple locations increases the chances of winning.
“The more places you go to and buy, the more chances you get to win,” Davis said.
The grand prize is $150 in Langdon Bucks. Participants need not be present to win.
The bonus of the shopping evening besides the great deals and chances at door prizes not to mention the grand prize, is that the Christmas Cash giveaway tickets will be given out as well.
“It’s sort of like double dipping,” Davis stated.
The 11 Chamber businesses participating include: Langdon Floral, Sew on and Sew North, Quality Specialty Products and Printing, Langdon Hardware, Langdon Community Drug, Langdon’s General Store, Bottle Barn, Regal Liquor, The Perfect Blend, Schroeder’s Furniture, and Glitz and Glam.
“Only purchases at the Chamber businesses listed during the event will be entered into the grand prize drawing.
Davis hopes to make Deals After Dark an annual event for shoppers to complete their Christmas lists.
“If there is a good turnout and a lot of people participate this year, we will grow the event and make it bigger next year with a bigger grand prize,” Davis said.
Be sure to mark your calendars for the Deals After Dark event on Tuesday, December 8 to save yourself the hassle of online shopping or a long distance trip to the big cities with crowded stores. See all the specials on Page 5.