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Farewell to the Street Fairs

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is meeting tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.

Street Fairs - Golden Colorado

We are not scheduled to have First Friday Street Fairs this summer.  Some of the downtown merchants felt that the Street Fairs weren’t serving the original purpose, which was to draw people into the stores.  Instead, the crowds tended to stay in the streets and not patronize the stores  The Chamber has been exploring alternatives, including a Wine Walk, where people would walk from store to store and sample wine.  There may be complications to this approach, in that the liquor laws don’t currently permit it.  Some of the merchants will be requesting funding from the DDA to provide some alternative form of entertainment to draw people downtown and get them in the stores.