There’s quite a large list of local businesses signing up to be a part of Main Street Beaufort, USA ‘s Main Street Dollars promotion in which local consumers can purchase the MSB Dollars for half price in $5 & $10 increments, and redeem them at participating businesses for full face-value, with a maximum of 100 MSB Dollars available for $50. Not all of the participating businesses are in downtown Beaufort either.
Main Street Beaufort will start selling a second round of 15,000 Main Street Beaufort Dollars this Saturday, August 18th at 10am at its office located at 101 West Street Extension in downtown Beaufort. There is an extensive list of 50+ local businesses from retail shops to clothing stores and restaurants who are members of the organization that have signed up to accept the MSB Dollars which will expire Thursday, September 13th.
According to Main Street Beaufort USA’s website, you can feel free to spend your MSB Dollars at the following participating businesses: (Inhale)
Yes! Thai Indeed – Grace & Glory Uptown- Captured Moments Photography – Fordham Market – Joli Home Accents – Bay Street Gallery – Modern Jewelers – M Home & Garden – Bay Street Outfitters – Rossignol’s – Hollyhocks - Divine Shoes – New South Shirts – Lulu Burgess – Southern Sweets Ice Cream & Marilyn’s Lunch – Finishing Touches – Oyster Cay Collection – Papaya Island – McIntosh Book Shoppe – Harvey’s Barber Shop – Green Herring Art Gallery – Greenfish Art Gallery – Downtown Marina of Beaufort – Panini’s on the Waterfront – Finders Keepers – Luther’s Rare & Well Done – Plums Restaurant – Bay Street Jewelers – Q on Bay – Sweet Bay – The Craftseller – Doodlebugs – Saltus River Grill – Salon Aria Off Bay – Deals – Her Favorite Store – Breakwater Restaurant – The Chocolate Tree – Lime Lite Salon – Budget Print – Sea Eagle Market – Carolina Floral Design - Tabby Fabric & Studio – Emily’s Restaurant – Southern Graces - Laura Tucker Designs - Magnolia Bakery Cafe - The Lollipop Shop – Palmetto Running Company - Kooky Mooky’s – Blackstone’s Café (Exhale)
That’s quite an impressive list.
The program proved to be successful in February when the public lined up on West Street Extension and down Bay Street to purchase the 15,000 MSB Dollars available which sold out in 18 minutes. The program is designed to boost the downtown economy at historically slow times of year and encourage locals to shop downtown. Main Street Beaufort reimburses participating businesses for 100% of the MSB Dollars they receive.