Finds on Fifth
- September 4, 2014 4:13 pm at 4:13 pm #1038780
(COLUMBUS, OHIO) – A monthly shopping crawl called “Finds on Fifth” will kick off it’s inaugural day on Saturday, September 20th and showcase local businesses, shops and restaurants along West Fifth Avenue. Held every third Saturday from 10:00 AM until 4:00PM, the event will be held rain or shine throughout the year. The event will pilot it’s initial efforts in the area between Grandview Avenue and Wyandotte, where there is a concentration of consignment and specialty stores, with the long-term goal of expanding to all of West Fifth Avenue in the 43212 zip code.
The 43212 Civic Association is a grass-roots non-profit organization and organizer for “Finds on Fifth”. The organization’s mission is to support the “buy local” movement, promote green initiatives and fund civic improvements for the 43212 zip code area (Fifth By Northwest, Grandview, Marble Cliff and part of Upper Arlington). “Finds on Fifth” sponsors include The French Loaf and 5xNW.com.
For each “Finds on Fifth” Saturday, patrons can walk along Fifth Avenue and shop at the sidewalk sales, try savory and sweet menu samples and shop special offers from participating merchants. Organizers are also looking into involving local artists to provide live entertainment along the route. Walking and biking to the event is encouraged.
The Association approached local merchants with the idea, with the goal of increasing foot traffic and sales. Store owner George Bauman of the Acorn Book Shop commented “we welcome the support from the Civic Association in organizing the promotions for this monthly event– we’re all for it. It’s great exposure for the businesses along Fifth Avenue.”
Civic Association president Tony Lococo explained, saying “Fifth Avenue is receiving more attention from the City of Columbus, with last year’s Fifth By Northwest Neighborhood Pride award and recent street improvements.” He went on to note, “the Civic Association received a small grant from United Way and the Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed to add new trees to Fifth Avenue, which were planted in 2013. We hope to continue those efforts as funds allow, perhaps with new trash and recycle bins, benches, more trees and landscaping.”
Details and additional information about the monthly event as well as highlighted merchandise and restaurant promotions will be listed on the “Finds on Fifth” Facebook page, on 5xNW.com, and on Twitter at @FindsonFifth. For more information about participating or to volunteer with the Civic Association, contact Tony Lococo at 614-565-6898 or [email protected] or Becky Hetteberg at 614-284-1085 or [email protected]September 5, 2014 4:37 pm at 4:37 pm #1038981
Please pass the word onto everyone you know, we want to make this another premier event in central OhioSeptember 16, 2014 6:51 am at 6:51 am #1041793
Hope everyone can make it out to Finds on Fifth this Saturday to support local businessSeptember 17, 2014 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm #1042015
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A new monthly shopping crawl, Finds on Fifth, will kick off Saturday, Sept. 20.
The event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every third Saturday, will showcase local businesses, shops and restaurants along West Fifth Avenue.
Initially, the event will focus on the area between Grandview Avenue and Wyandotte with its concentration of consignment and specialty stores, with a long-term goal of expanding to all of West Fifth in the 43212 ZIP code.
The 43212 Civic Association, a grassroots nonprofit organization, is coordinating Finds on Fifth.
The organization’s mission is to support the “buy local” movement, promote green initiatives and fund civic improvements for the 43212 area, according to association president Tony Lococo.
During each Finds on Fifth event, visitors can walk along the avenue and shop at sidewalk sales, try menu samples and shop special offers from participating merchants.
More information is available on the Finds on Fifth Facebook page, at 5xNW.com and on Twitter at @FindsonFifth.
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