A weekend in Old Town is a little more lively on the second Friday of the month, with shops staying open later for Shop Late Fridays.
All the participating shops keep their doors open later and most have special discounts or deals during those hours.
“This gives local businesses to be a bigger part of our community,” said Lauren Tanner, an employee of Prima Bodywear. “It’s a great chance to find interesting kitschy stuff. There are some unique finds.”
Prima Bodywear is a participating shop that sells dance and yoga wear. According to Tanner, their shop rotates what their special will be during the extended hours. This Friday, everything will be buy two get one free.
“[CresCendo] is an oil, vinegar and spice shop. We will soon increase to spirits and be a specialty liquor store,” said Dustin Tanski, an employee of CresCendo.
According to Tanski, there is always a tasting or prepared recipe ready to sample in the store. Demonstrations of how to prepare some of these products are exhibited.