Annual ‘Shop the Blocks’ plays it safe in the midst of COVID

Shop the Blocks is back, an event geared towards supporting local downtown businesses, but it will look a little different this year. 
Shop The Blocks

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Shop the Blocks is back, an event geared towards supporting local downtown businesses, but it will look a little different this year.

“Instead of one big night where there is literally hundreds of people that come through, we’re spread across three nights so you have to register online and pick one of your nights,” Leslie Huerta, the manager of Francie and Finch said.

The event will be held the next two Thursdays. Tickets are $13 dollars and stores will stay open till 8 p.m. for customers. Also, free petty cab rides for the attendees.

While you ‘Shop the Blocks’ around downtown, organizers are asking for you to social distance and wear masks. Stores must have sanitizer as well as stickers to mark their floors. Businesses also will need to count how many people are inside of their store at all times.

“Anything we can do to get people to come downtown, shop downtown and stroll through a gallery,” Dean Settle, the owner of Metro Gallery said.

For more information on ‘Shop the Blocks,’ head to their website. 

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