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Historic Downtown Bristol Extends Hours Every First Friday with Doors Open Downtown!

February 28, 2018

Believe in Bristol has been hard at workfinding new ways tohelp grow business in Historic Downtown Bristol! In a cross promotional effort between Bristol’s main street program and the downtown merchants, participating businesses are extending their shopping hours once a month. Called Doors Open Downtown, this initiative will kick off on Friday, March 2nd and run every First Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm!

As an added bonus to an already great opportunity, customers and visitors will also be able to enjoy extended happy hours featuring a variety of food and drink specials at participating restaurants. There's always affordable entertainment to be had on Fridays in Downtown Bristol, and Doors Open Downtown offers even more with a rotating monthly entertainment and activity provided by Believe in Bristol. This month’s activity features our gallery hop and wine tasting Arts & Entertainment event: Art D'Vine! This free art walk offers patrons the chance to gain after-hours access to merchants, sample domestic and international wines, and enjoy a range of works from artists across the region.

“The overall goal of Doors Open Downtown is to cross-promote between our restaurants and our retail businesses and to give our Bristol community something to look forward to every First Friday,” stated Maggie Bishop, Believe in Bristol Executive Director. “It’s so important to support these local businesses, the more money spent in locally-owned businesses, the more money stays in our community and overall strengthens our Bristol economy.”