Support locally-owned businesses!

Between the coronavirus pandemic and the August 10th derecho, small businesses here in the Corridor could really use our help. That's where Downtown Cedar Rapids Dollars comes in!

According to the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance website, Downtown Cedar Rapids Dollars is a new promotion where you can be rewarded for shopping local. The site reads:

"Downtown CR Dollars aims to make a direct, positive economic impact for our local restaurants, shops, and retail, specifically in Downtown Cedar Rapids. Championing, protecting, and saving your favorite Downtown businesses is simple. You can safely rally in the heart of Cedar Rapids while also earning $50 in gift cards."

To participate, all you have to do is shop or eat at any of the participating local businesses and then save your receipts. Once you've spent over $150 total (excluding tax/tips), you can submit your receipts online HERE. In exchange, you'll be able to select two businesses to receive $25 gift cards to! Downtown Cedar Rapids Dollars officially kicked off on November 23rd and will run through January 31, 2021.

As of right now, here are the participating businesses:

  • Allure Skin, Body, & Brows
  • Balloons, Etc & The Costume Emporium
  • Bari Italian
  • Benz Beverage Depot
  • Bricks Bar & Grill
  • Clancey's Keg
  • Cobble Hill Eatery & Dispensary
  • Dash Coffee Roasters
  • Deb's Ice Cream and Deli
  • Fix Salon
  • Gianna's Italian Beef
  • Gringos Cafe & Catering
  • Hazzard County American Saloon
  • Iowa Brewing Company
  • Jimmy Z's
  • Kamal's Flooring, Rugs, and Upholstery
  • Kieck's & K's Jeans
  • La Cantina Bar & Grill
  • Lightworks
  • Marie's Jewelry & Accessories
  • MIX Sushi & Kitchen
  • Need Pizza
  • One More Bite
  • Pretty Lane/Dollup Beauty
  • Pub 217
  • Quinton's Bar & Deli
  • Rock Bar American Grill
  • Simply Divine Candy & Gifts
  • The Coffee Emporium & Cafe
  • The Map Room
  • The Prairie Soup Company
  • Theatre Cedar Rapids

For more updates and details on the promotion, visit the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance website HERE.

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