Webb City is hosting a special event this weekend that stores hopes will encourage customers to buy local.
The “Spring Shop Hop” project focuses on the 15 businesses in the downtown area.
Each will offer special discounts and incentives for the day and the Webb City trolley will take customers from stop to stop along Main Street.
The Shop Hop will also feature pop up stores and food trucks.
Organizers hope this will benefit local stores both for the day and beyond.
Erin Turner is the director of Economic Development in Webb City. She said “Letting people know that they’re down here so that they’re shopping consistently all the time – not just at these events. It’s sort of an awareness.”
Shoppers who visit all of the participating stores will also qualify to win one of three merchants’ baskets worth 150 dollars each.