Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Mayor Kilpatrick and Shop Detroit

Detroit's Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick held a press conference this afternoon to put his support behind two initiatives that are intended to promote holiday shopping in Detroit. Both of these initiatives, interestingly enough, are called "Shop Detroit".

The first is Shop Detroit 2006, which is sponsored by the Detroit Branch of the NAACP with support from four other groups. This one is a month-long public relations campaign to encourage Detroiters to do their shopping within the city limits.

The second is Shop Detroit 3, which is presented by Detroit Synergy Group. This one is geared towards helping those who aren't familiar with all of the new stores that have opened up in downtown Detroit and the New Center area have a great shopping experience in Detroit.

Shoppers are invited to register in the atrium of Compuware's Headquarters between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 2. You'll receive a free pass for the Detroit People Mover as well as special promotions at more than eighty participating shops and restaurants; not to mention the "Stepping Out in Motown Giveaway" that is valued at over $700.

In support of both initiatives, the City of Detroit is also creating free parking at all meters citywide this Friday and Saturday. They will also have discounted parking at City-owned lots on those days.

Additional photos from the press conference this afternoon are available on my Flickr page.

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