Saturday, August 30, 2014

Shoppers invited to ‘Moonlight Madness’

About a dozen local business will be participating in a “Moonlight Madness” event next Friday (Nov. 16), offering extended hours, promotions, discounts, and draws.
“We’re just hoping to generate a little excitement; to try something a little bit different,” enthused Richard Boileau of McTaggart’s.

He said the event is unique as they’ve never had a town-wide event such as this before.
“Individual businesses have done things, but it’s kind of neat that a lot of businesses in town, whether they are downtown, in the west end or the east end, are all getting together and doing something,” Boileau explained.
Those participating include McTaggart’s, Boston Pizza, Buck or Two, Canadian Tire, Simplicity Professional Hair and Body Care, Northwoods Gallery & Gifts, Taggs Source for Sports, Fort Floral, M&M Meat Shops, Pharmasave, and Lowerys Northland Basics.
Each of the businesses will set their own extended hours, as well as the specials they are offering, with many different promotions on tap.
For example, McTaggart’s will be open until 10 p.m. that night while Simplicity will stay open until 8 p.m.
Some businesses are offering a pick-your-percentage off game while others are increasing their discounts with each passing hour.
All promotions and incentives will be listed in an advertisement in next Wednesday’s Fort Frances Times and shoppers are invited to check it out.
“I think it’s important to keep people shopping at local businesses,” stressed Erin Wood of Simplicity.
“And hopefully by doing something different like this to entice people, it will work.”
Boileau said he hopes the event will be successful and maybe even grow next year.
“Hopefully people come out because it won’t be any fun if they don’t,” he reasoned, noting Christmas is just around the corner and it will be a great opportunity to find a lot of deals.
Any businesses still wishing to participate in the event can contact the ad department at the Fort Frances Times (274-5373) for more info.

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