The shops of historic downtown New Ulm are teaming up once again and planning an evening of fashion, fun, and prizes! This time, they are partnering with four downtown bars to bring a fun new shopping event for the community. Modenschau Downtown: A Boutique and Pub Crawl will take place on Wednesday, September 11th from 5-8:15 pm. Eight businesses are participating in the event; 4 boutiques: A to Zinnia Floral and Gifts, Bailey Creek Boutique, Gallery 512 Boutique, and Inspired; and 4 bars/restaurants: B&L Bar, Lamplighter Restaurant and Lounge, The Retz 227, and Sozial Restaurant and Bar.
This new event caught the attention of KEYC News and they asked our local boutiques to come on and talk about the event and show off a few fall fashions that will be available for purchase. Thank you to KEYC for the opportunity! Watch the news piece here:
Here’s how the event works: event attendees can stop into each of the participating businesses and get a ticket at each place, just for walking in the door. In addition, attendees will get another ticket for every $10 spent in the store/bar. During the event, each participating boutique will provide complimentary appetizers and customers can view and shop the new fall collections on display. Each of the participating bars will have a complimentary specialty beverage for event attendees. Visit as many of the 8 participating businesses as you wish by 8pm, then bring your tickets to Lola – An American Bistro for dessert, coffee and wine (dessert and coffee are included in the ticket cost; wine and beer can be purchased with cash). Each participating business will have a gift package valued at $50 on display at Lola’s. Choose which basket(s) you would like to win and put your tickets into that basket for a chance to win. Drawing for the 8 prize packages will be held at 8:15 pm.
Tickets for this event are $20 and include: appetizers at all 4 boutiques, a specialty beverage at all 4 bars (n/a options available), dessert and coffee bar at Lola’s, chances to win 8 prize packages valued at $50 each, and $40 worth of coupons to participating boutiques (valid Sept 11 through Sept 28, 2019). Tickets for this event are available at the New Ulm Area Chamber of Commerce and each of the four participating boutiques: A to Zinnia Floral & Gifts, Bailey Creek, Gallery 512, and Inspired.
How to get tickets to enter the drawings: get a ticket at each of the participating shops/bars – just for stopping into the business (up to 8 tickets). Get an additional ticket for every $10 spent in the business (no limit!). You can also get an extra ticket for bringing a non-perishable, not expired food item for the New Ulm Food Shelf. Bring your food item to the Chamber or the participating boutiques when you purchase your ticket in advance or bring it with that evening.
This event is planned by the Small Business Owners Group with support from the New Ulm Chamber and the New Ulm Business & Retail Association. For more details, visit www.newulm.com, or contact the chamber at 507-233-4300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The small businesses of New Ulm thank you for your support!