Press Release


#retailhappyhourDelicious Deals at Alberta Street Retailers
Nearly forty Alberta Street retail businesses to offer special deals every Wednesday, 3-6 p.m. starting June 24, 2015 as part of Retail Happy Hour on Alberta Street

May 19, 2015,—Portland, OR—Retail Happy Hour on Alberta Street kicks off Wednesday June 24th 3-6 p.m. at nearly 40 Alberta Street retail businesses. Retail Happy Hour invites shoppers to visit Alberta Street every Wednesday afternoon for great deals and exclusive discounts while supporting local independent retailers.

“Happy Hour is a social event; customers understand the concept and know there will be deals. They can expect the same at Retail Happy Hour but the deals are on retail items,” explained Angie Heiney, chair of the Alberta Main Street Promotion Committee and co-owner of Frock.

Retail Happy Hour is an opportunity for customers to take advantage of great deals at their favorite Alberta Street retailers and it is an opportunity for retailers to increase sales and foot traffic on a nontraditional shopping day. Deals and discounts will vary from week to week and by location so there will always be something new.

“Everyone loves happy hour – why not treat yourself to more than just a cocktail and get that outfit, pair of shoes, or piece of art that you’ve been eyeing! I know I’m excited to take advantage of it as a customer, just as much as I’m excited to be a part of it as a business owner,” stated Amelia Blakeman, owner of Amelia.

Similar to their foodie friends, the Retail Happy Hour menu offers something for everyone’s tastes! Participating businesses include: Alberta Green House, Alberta Street Gallery, Amelia, Antler Gallery & Store, Alberta Eye Care, Blendily, Bluer Than Indigo, Brides for a Cause, Bristlecone, Candy Babel, Close Knit, collage, Community Cycling Center, Darling Distraction, Digs, Flowers In Flight, Frock, Gladys Bikes, Grasshopper, Green Bean Books, Local Discoveries, Mimosa Studios, Modern Domestic, Monograph Bookwerks, Nebraska Gallery, pedX shoes, Portland Hemp Works, Red Sail, Redbird Studio, Rutabaga, Screaming Sky, Suite 6 Boutique, Super Natural, Sweetpea’s, The Pencil Test, thicket, Tumbleweed, Una Pluma, and Zig Zag Wanderer

Coordinated by Alberta Main Street, Retail Happy Hour is free and open to the public. Official hashtag: #retailhappyhour

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