Shop the Block This Weekend in Bentonville

March 12, 2021


Shop the Block This Weekend in Bentonville

Still no plans for the weekend? Downtown Bentonville Inc. has announced a second "Shop the Block" event to promote shopping and dining at locally-owned shops and restaurants. The event will be held March 12-14 and encourages the community to “Spend Free Money at Downtown Businesses.”

  • On Friday, March 12, Downtown Bentonville Inc. will distribute $30 in Downtown Dollars to registered individuals or families, which can be spent like cash at participating businesses and restaurants through the close of business on Sunday, March 14th.

  • The first "Shop the Block" was held in November 2020 and poured over $9,000 into the local economy.

  • “It’s been exactly one year since our downtown began to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as it crept across our community... Downtown Bentonville Inc. and our partners (The Walmart Museum and First Security Bank) want to encourage the community to continue to safely shop, dine, and support our downtown retail shops and restaurants." said DBI Executive Director Andrew Heath.-Downtown Bentonville Inc.

The Rules:

  • All participants must register online by TONIGHT at 10:00 pm.
  • Each family is eligible for one set $30 Downtown Dollars.
  • Registered participants must pick up Downtown Dollars on Friday, March 12th, between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm.

Breaking News: Currently "Shop the Block" has hit its maximum registration limit; however, we've received word that registration will reopen today at Noon CT.

Registration, a list of participating business, and other fine print can be found HERE.

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