Bleeker Street - Greenwich Village
From fashion to food to nightlife to the arts, Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village has always been the epicenter of downtown cool. For everyone from Bob Dylan to Dylan Thomas, Jimi Hendrix to Alicia Keys, Bleecker street has been the center of what’s great about New York City.
Now with #ShopBleecker, the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is reminding everyone that Bleecker Street is still one of the best places in the city to shop, eat, and play. Where else can you find the perfect slice, the perfect pint, the perfect dress, the perfect guitar, and the perfect gift, all on 20 of the most beautiful and historic city blocks you’ll find anywhere in the world?
This November, Bleecker Street will be unmissable, with deals, raffles, giveaways and more!
In order to reinvigorate Bleecker Street throughout the month and beyond, neighborhood businesses have come together to offer incentives to you for shopping. Many have also donated goods and services to be raffled off on both November 18th and 30th. These exciting prize packages are #ShopBleecker's way of saying "thank you" for supporting our businesses.
SAVE MONEY, WIN PRIZES AND SUPPORT A LOCAL COMMUNITY!
Visit our website www.shopbleecker.nyc for more information and a complete list of participating businesses, deals, prizes and events.
Are you a Bleecker Street business owner?
Join us, and help make sure everyone remembers that Bleecker Street is as hip as it gets by signing up to become a participant or sponsor of this important program. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC)
For over 68 years, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) has served as the leading voice of business in our communities. Founded in 1949 by a select group of small business entrepreneurs in Greenwich Village, the Chamber has steadily grown to service Greenwich Village, Chelsea, SoHo, NoHo, Union Square, Flatiron, and the East Village. Our mission is to provide dynamic business and civic leadership in New York City and position the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce as the leading voice for business in the communities we serve.
Shop Bleeker Press Release
#SHOPBLEECKER, A LOCAL REVITALIZATION AND SHOPPING INITIATIVE, KICKS OFF NOVEMBER 1st, 2017
The Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce and Businesses Along and Around Bleecker Street Come Together To Offer Deals and Events All Month Long.
New York, NY (November 1, 2017) – The GVCCC kicks off an intensive local revitalization effort on the twenty blocks that make up the historic Bleecker Street with a special #ShopBleecker initiative this month. Running from Wednesday, November 1st through Thursday, November 30th, #ShopBleecker will highlight many of the unique businesses on the thoroughfare with a variety of deals, specials and events, including trunk shows, walking tours, tastings, makeovers, free classes and workshops. Most of the events are free and do not require a purchase.
Bleecker Street businesses have many individual qualities and #ShopBleecker will provide the people in the community a chance to learn more about the people behind the businesses as well as experience the unique products and services that these businesses offer. The coalition of businesses created by this initiative encourages the community to shop locally on or around Bleecker Street for goods and services rather than shopping online. As such, many are offering incentives to shoppers, including samples, discounts, and gifts with purchase throughout the month and particularly on #ShopBleecker Day on November 18th.
As part of the launch, participating #ShopBleecker businesses, which currently boasts 30% of all businesses on Bleecker Street, will hang a #ShopBleecker poster featuring an owner/ employee of one of the businesses in the area, as well as #ShopBleecker postcards, maps and pens. One goal of this initiative is to show appreciation for shoppers who continue to support businesses in our community, another is to stimulate new business openings by working with local landlords and agents to match them with businesses looking for pop-up or short term leases in the neighborhood, mitigating the rising vacancy issue, which currently stands at 14%.
To thank shoppers throughout the month, local businesses have donated goods and services to be raffled off on November 30th at 5pm. To enter, shop at any of the great businesses participating in this initiative and bring your receipt(s) to 359 Bleecker Street* throughout the month and exchange them for raffle tickets. How much you spend determines how many raffle tickets you earn. For every $50 spent, you earn one ticket.
On #ShopBleecker Day, special prize packages will be raffled off at 6pmfor purchases made that day and exclusive #ShopBleecker merchandise will be given to supporters of the initiative, including tote bags featuring the artwork from local artist Kazuya Morimoto, collectible #ShopBleecker shopping bag key chains and beautiful #ShopBleecker pens with proof of purchases.
“As local residents, it’s up to us to support our mom and pop stores and restaurants,” said Council Member Corey Johnson. “Bleecker Street is the heart and soul of the Village. The Shop Bleecker campaign will bring foot traffic and energy to this important retail corridor. I want to thank the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce for spearheading this important initiative.”
Show your support for all the businesses in this historic neighborhood and reinvest in the city we call home.
Visit www.shopbleecker.nyc for a complete list of participating businesses, deals and events. #ShopBleecker * #ShopBleecker HQ will be open 10am-6pm Mondays thru Saturdays and 12pm-6pm on and Sundays. Closed November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving.