44th Annual Sidewalk Sales, Fashion & Home Show
August 22 & 23 Starting @ 10 a.m.
The #shopchelseamich independent business owners, past hosts and sponsors of Wine, Women & Shopping, Chocolate Extravaganza, and Sidewalk Sales events, are hosting Sidewalk Sales that are relevant and sensitive to the current environment. Safely enjoy Chelsea's charming restaurants and shops, stroll around downtown, take in the atmosphere, and unique services and items on display.
All participating merchants are implementing and following CDC guidelines, namely masks and social distancing to ensure the safety of their employees and customers and ask that all visitors and customers do the same.
Sidewalk Sales 2020 begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 22, and continues Sunday, August 23. Participating merchants will be offering a range of discounts and will be featuring high-quality items in this fresh-air event. Enjoy the traditional sidewalk sales set up with tents to complement in-store shopping. The restaurants in Chelsea have CDC compliant options for everyone, indoor as well as take-out. There is also a new SculptureWalk exhibit that is 100% fresh air and free.
During this two-day event, customers can enter a drawing for a basket of unique Chelsea goods. For more information visit www.shopchelseamich.com. “We are mindful of the times, many events have been canceled this year. The intention of this event is to offer an opportunity to safely enjoy a day in Chelsea,” shared Jennifer Fairfield, Owner of the Garden Mill.
Local economies rely on independent businesses to maintain a vibrant community. Chelsea merchants are on a mission of continuous improvement and innovation to ensure that everyone can move forward in a safe and thoughtful fashion adapting to the environment.
A group of independent business owners who possess entrepreneurial spirits have joined forces and created #shopchelseamich. This collaborative team includes a network of 35+ Chelsea merchants and restaurants who have participated in and promoted Wine, Women & Shopping, Chocolate Extravaganza, and Sidewalk Sales events over the years.
These business owners focus on keeping the community vibrant by providing reasons for people to shop in Chelsea with distinctive products and services. According to the American Independent Business Alliance, the multiplier effect is the boost to your local economy that results from locally-owned independent businesses, owners, and employees spending business revenue in the region.
A proven 48% return to the community occurs when you spend locally, versus a 13.6% return when shopping chain retail.
Shop at local farmers market, support small wine and liquor stores, and frequent independent restaurants. Because an impressive 65.5% returns to our community when you eat at a local restaurant versus a chain.
Chelsea is a picturesque city located in a thriving community with an abundance of shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreation. Stroll the streets and shop the shops, take in a play, explore the SculptureWalk exhibit, and grab a bite to eat. 15 miles west of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and 24 miles east of Jackson, an easy exit off I-94 and M-52 North.
For a listing of the participating merchants click here.
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