Shop Anoka First!
Here in Anoka we are blessed to have a genuine, historic downtown, not a manufactured “Main Street.” This makes us a unique shopping destination within the Twin Cities. We’re real. We’re classic. So how do we stay vital?
The odds are stacked against small businesses. 4 out of 5 don’t make it past the critical 5 year mark. If you want to ensure that the restaurants, boutiques, and mom-and-pop shops you love stay around for a long time, all you have to do is spend your money there–whenever you can, whatever you can. It’s that simple.
Did you know: “For every $100 spent in locally-owned independent stores, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. If you spend that in a national chain, only $43 stays here. Spend it online and nothing comes home” (The 3/50 Project).
Think out of the box. Shop out of the “box.” Shop Anoka first!
Do you have your flair?
Show your support for local merchants and get VIP treatment in return! Simply visit any participating merchant to get your Shop Anoka First Flair for only $1…perfect for clipping onto a zipper, purse, or key ring.
Anoka “Flair” Daily Discounts
Receive these discounts at participating stores when you show your “Flair”:The Garden of Beads – 10% off 1 regular priced item with a $25
Lyric Arts Main Street Stage – Free popcorn on show nights
Chema Malu – Receive a free gift with your purchase Peggy’s Front Porch – $1.00 off your purchase
Can’t find the gift you are looking for? Need employee gifts? Get Anoka Bucks. It’s easy, it’s local and it allows you to give someone exactly what they want from where they want it. Anoka Bucks are gift certificates that can be used at over 30 stores in Downtown Anoka. You can purchase them at the Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce in $10 increments.These Gift Certificates can be used at the following merchants:
Abeler Chiropractic Clinic
Antiques on Main
Dan Gould Jewelers
East Main Tire and Auto/Anoka Goodyear
The Garden of Beads
Gould’s Diamonds & Jewelry
Grass Roots Cooperative
Lillian’s of Anoka
|Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
The New Moon Metaphysical Store
Nic Nac Paddywac’s
Peggy’s Front Porch
Redmann’s Flooring & Design
Reynolds Music Company
Serum’s Good Time Emporium
Terry Overacker Plumbing
Ticknor Hill Bed and Breakfast
Truffles & Tortes
Willow Gallery & Gifts