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'Downtown Dollars' hopes to draw customers to Salt Lake City businesses

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 13:47:09-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A new program introduced Monday hopes to bring shoppers, diners and customers to downtown Salt Lake City businesses during the holiday season.

The "Downtown Dollars" program sponsored by the Downtown Alliance aims to help support local restaurants and shops as business lags due to the pandemic.

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“These businesses, that typically serve office workers, event patrons, business travelers and tourists, have lost most of their usual customers during the pandemic. Downtown Dollars are an invitation to everyone to enjoy and support these local businesses.” said Downtown Alliance Executive Director Dee Brewer.

When people buy $50 or more in Downtown Dollars HERE, they will receive an extra $10 bonus added to their electronic gift card. A bonus of $25 will be added to those who purchase $75 in Downtown Dollars.

The gift cards will be accepted an any participating business. CLICK HERE to find a list of all restaurants and businesses accepting Downtown Dollars.

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“This is a win for people that love shopping, dining and playing downtown and a win for all the participating businesses,” said Brewer

Downtown Dollars gift cards can also be bought and given as gifts to others during the holidays.