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Shop in the North Main District and trick or treat downtown

The Durango Business Improvement District’s newest promotion is the North Main District Fall Rewards Program. This promotion incentivized and rewards people for choosing to spend their dollars at businesses in the North Main District.

The North Main District is one part of the BID, which also includes the Central Business District. The North Main District is defined specifically as being from the 1400 block of Main Avenue to the 3700 block of Main Avenue. There are so many great businesses in this corridor in the heart of Durango.

The Rewards Program works like this: Spend at least $30 at an eligible business in the North Main District, save your receipts and when they total $300 or more submit them to BID for a reward! The reward is a $50 gift to one of nearly 20 North Main District businesses, and you choose which one.

Eligible businesses include retail stores, restaurants, personal services, accommodations, attractions and other select businesses. Some of the eligible businesses are: Zia Taqueria, Ski Barn, Smart Enterprises, Mild to Wild, Legend’s Barbershop, Salt 360 Float Studio, WeFill, Durango Outdoor Exchange, JP Tire, and Durango Doughworks. Visit NorthMainDistrict.org/rewards for a complete list.

The deadline for purchases is Oct. 31, or when all 125 rewards have been claimed, whichever comes first. Check the website for updates on how many rewards remain. The North Main District Fall Rewards program is generously sponsored by Four Corners Community Bank. Shop in the North Main District today and get rewarded!

Children’s Halloween in Downtown is back. It is always held on the day of Halloween, which is a Sunday this year. Join us in downtown for safe and fun trick or treating from 4 to 6 p.m. Children’s Halloween is for kids 10 and younger, in costume and accompanied by an adult. Dozens of businesses will be handing out candy and non-candy treats.

Both Seventh Street and 10th Street on both sides of Main will be closed to parking and traffic this year so that our first responders can have room to set up and provide treats for the kids. Both Seventh and 10th Streets are closed on the west side from Main to Narrow Gauge, and on the east side from Main to the alley. All other streets are open. Please be extra careful if you are driving through downtown on Halloween day between 4 and 6 p.m.

Children’s Halloween was started by Robert Stapleton, who owned Southwest Sound for many years. Thank you, Robert, and we hope you are enjoying sunny Florida! Visit DowntownDurango.org/childrens-halloween to learn more and join us in downtown Durango from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31 for Children’s Halloween.

Tim Walsworth is executive director of the Durango Business Improvement District. Contact him at timw@downtowndurango.org.