Its official name is the 2009 Downtown Shopping Promotion, but here at Shoptalk we like to refer to it with a nickname that carries a little more pizzazz: A Cowabunga Shopping Holiday Extravaganza for The End of the First Decade of the Millennium! (No, not really, but it is cool.) From November 23-28, participating downtown retailers will offer tax-free shopping and discounts while downtown bars and restaurants will offer drink and food specials. There’ll even be carollers strolling the streets and singing in front of the participating retailers on Monday and Wednesday at lunchtime. And who is participating, we hear you ask? Too many to list here but they include Alexander Keith’s Brewery, Bishop’s Cellar, Biscuit General Store, Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, Hilltribe Accessories, The Jade W Bookstore, Joanne David, Little Mysteries, pur alternatives, Venus Envy
and many more.