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The District Hosts a Valentine's Day Shop-and-Hop

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The "Shop Local" Valentine's Day handout. The "Shop Local" Valentine's Day handout.
Inside Grown-and-Gathered. Inside Grown-and-Gathered.
Owner of Grown-and-Gathered discusses the event. Owner of Grown-and-Gathered discusses the event.
Inside Ally's Boutique. Inside Ally's Boutique.
Owner of Ally's Boutique says the initiative has helped. Owner of Ally's Boutique says the initiative has helped.

For those still needing a gift for loved ones on Valentine's Day, The District created a shop-and-hop Saturday. Grown-N-Gathered, Ally's Boutique, and Quincy Tea Company were just some of a big list of businesses that participated. 

While the winter weather didn't help with the turnout, store owners say the "Shop Local" initiative has helped a lot.

"Everyone's out with maybe a few more coffee cups in hand and hats and everything to stay warm, so everyone's in good spirits," said Ally's Boutique owner Ally Bakrow. 

Owner of Grown-and-Gathered Michele Wilkerson said The District has helped the community understand what goes on in downtown Quincy. 

"One of the comments I heard this morning was: 'Wow, it's really great to see Quincy changing. I didn't think much changed over here, and look at all these cute little shops!'" said Wilkerson. 

There are more "Shop Local" events throughout the year in The District. 

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