For Immediate Release: Downtown Lawrence Inc. Presents 57th Annual Sidewalk Sale July 21st

For Immediate Release

Subject:57th Annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale Date:Thursday, July 21, 2016 Location:Downtown Lawrence, primarily Massachusetts St. from 6th to 11th Cost:FREE Contact:Sally Zogry 785-842-3883

57th Annual Sidewalk Sale back with hot deals and great fun

Downtown Lawrence, Inc. presents the 57th Annual Sidewalk Sale on Thursday, July 21st, from sunup to sundown. It’s the biggest sale of the year, drawing thousands of shoppers from far and wide. Clothes, shoes, art, jewelry, sports, accessories, games – you name it, are all on sale at best prices you’ll find anywhere.

This year Downtown Lawrence, Inc. (DLI) has added a new component to the event - a drawing to win one of three Downtown Lawrence prize packages worth over $200 each. Great merchandise, gift cards, and goodies from local stores and restaurants that reflect the unique flavor of Downtown Lawrence are up for grabs. Tickets are $5 and will be available for purchase at the Sidewalk Sale at the DLI booth at 808 Mass. Shoppers who want to get a chance ahead of sale day can buy a ticket online at this link: No need to be present to win – winners will be contacted directly. Proceeds will benefit DLI and will be reinvested in their events and programming.

In addition to the five tree-lined city blocks full of fantastic merchandise, shoppers can take a break and listen to some great music at the Summer Brown Bag Concert sponsored by Downtown Lawrence Inc. and the City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. Jami Amber Lynne will perform at 12pm in front of US Bank building at 9th and Massachusetts. This year look for some of Lawrence’s favorite buskers and street musicians to add to the festive and fun atmosphere along with local food vendors and non-profits.

Parking is available in the City parking garages at 9th and New Hampshire, in the 700 block of Vermont, and at Riverfront Plaza at 6th including many free spaces and $1 for 10-hour spaces, and there is 2-hour free parking in the surface lots on Vermont and New Hampshire streets. Creature comforts provided once again include “cooling stations” - air-conditioned locations for shoppers to rest and refresh with free water for all. They are the Watkins Community Museum (1047 Mass.), the Granada Theater (1020 Mass.), Pickleman’s Gourmet Café (818 Mass.), TCBY (845 Mass.), and the Eldridge Hotel (701 Mass.). Four portable toilets will be available for use – two in the breezeway immediately south of Eccentricity in the 700 block of Massachusetts; two in the breezeway immediately north of the Antique Mall in the 800 block of Massachusetts.

The Annual Sidewalk Sale draws an estimated 20,000 visitors from Lawrence and the surrounding areas.

Downtown Lawrence, Inc. is a not-for-profit membership organization created to promote the interests of the Downtown business district. DLI has over 190 members including individually-owned specialty stores, national retail chains, restaurants, bars, and a wide array of personal and professional services. The mission of DLI is to preserve, protect and promote Downtown Lawrence as the retail, service and professional, governmental, entertainment and social center of our community.

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