Carefully placed under a beautifully decorated Christmas tree at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center are packages with facsimiles of MainStreet gift certificates made out to some of the 132 downtown businesses. Next to them is a showcase of just some of the wonderful gifts you can purchase from downtown retailers.
David Chapman, Visitor Center manager states, “We wanted to remind both residents and visitors of all the great gifts and shopping available downtown. If you are not sure what to purchase, MainStreet gift certificates are a great option and can be purchased right here.”
Silver City MainStreet wants to encourage residents and visitors to come downtown, discover businesses they may not be aware of and shop downtown. Overall, buying local is a chance to support small business owners who take great pride in their work, experience handmade, one-of-a-kind and meaningful gifts, and support our community.
If you spend $100 at a local business, roughly $68 stays in our local economy. If you spend the same are a large business, only $43 stays in our local economy.
If you have not been downtown recently, we encourage you to come down and shop local. Visit the Murray Ryan Visitor Center and get your downtown guide and map listing all of the downtown businesses by category. There is more than you would expect!
The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City that is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit our website, www.silvercitymainstreet.com to learn more.