This is the official welcoming of the holiday shopping season along historic Fairfield Avenue, where shoppers will escape the Black Friday frenzy on November 27th to opt for Christmas cheer in Bellevue. Stroll the Avenue, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy holiday nibbles and sips at each of the businesses while shopping for the perfect gifts for everyone on your shopping list.
On Small Business Saturday November 28th, thrill the kids with Santa's arrival at 11 am at 318 Fairfield Avenue on an antique Bellevue fire truck, thanks to Tom Rechtin, Sr.!
In addition to holiday treats, delicious food, and terrific shopping, the In Vue businesses are sweetening both days with chances to win loads of prizes, each worth a minimum of $25, and a Grand Prize of a dazzling emerald and diamond ring valued at $800 from Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers! The more participating businesses you visit each day, the more chances you have to win!
Check out the window of Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers to see all the awesome prizes from the businesses listed below - one or more of them may be yours!
On Friday we hope to fill "The Avenue" with the beauty of thanks from all our friends. Pick up a leaf at a participating business, write down what you are most thankful for this holiday season and add it to our Giving-Thanks Trees. We want the Avenue to be aflutter with leaves of blessings!
Want to give thanks by offering assistance to others that may not have a meal or toiletries for their family? Bringing non-perishable food and personal care items to Shop Bellevue! to donate will help fill the St. Bernard food pantry in Dayton, KY. See below for specials being offered for your donations.
We're hosting our 2nd Hoodies for the Emergency Cold Shelter! Donate a new or gently-used sweatshirt or hoodie anytime November 6 or 7 and receive 10% off your total purchase that day (not valid with any other offers - some restrictions apply). Let's keep those that need our help warm this winter.
Once again we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items and toiletries to donate to the St. Bernard Food Pantry that serves our community. Please let us know what your special is that you are providing a customers that bring a food pantry donation to your business.
We're going to fill the Avenue during Shop Bellevue! with positive thoughts. Paper leaves will be distributed for customers to write what they are thankful for. The leaves will then be posted on trees painted on windows to be shared.
Please hit reply to this e-newsletter to respond if you are participating, with your specials, and/or if there is news about your business.
This is a great opportunity to let your customers know you are thankful for their patronage!
Reinvestment Statistics - Time to collect data again from business and property owners.
This information is only used to collect totals to measure the health and ROI of historic Fairfield Avenue. As they say, data is king.
The submission of these annual statistics is required by Kentuckyand National Main Streets. Visit their websites to see the collective impacts of downtown development.
It also tells the story of the ROI on the city's investment into Fairfield Avenue that helps drive the city's economy and desirability.
Please hit reply and fill in the information.
Number of Employees
Change (+ or -) in number of employees from 2014
Square feet of rental space:
Amount of major rehab project investment:
Amount of major rehab that was invested into facade improvements:
Amount of minor building related investment:
Amount of minor rehab that was invested into facade improvements:
Hours volunteered for In Vue:
Date your business opened:
Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 from 10 to 6 pm
Don't forget to get your donation for the Christmas Walk drawing (minimum value of $25) to Beverly at Bella on the Avenue!
Looking for ideas for displays or holiday decorating?