Automobile Alley is joining the list of downtown districts hosting monthly festivities, starting with the inaugural run of “Shop Hop,” a monthly block party that will feature area restaurants and retailers.
Every third Thursday of the month, Shop Hop will feature open house events at local businesses, extended shopping hours at retailers, live music, street artists and performers, kids' activities, food from Automobile Alley restaurants, discounts, freebies and giveaways. Participating business also will host a variety of in-store activities and promotions.
Automobile Alley encompasses Broadway between NW 4 and NW 10 — a stretch that served as the city's original auto dealer row.
“As a business owner on Automobile Alley, I couldn't be more proud of how far our district has come,” said Lyndsay Davis, owner of Raylyn Taylor Salon on 8th Street. “The neighborhood is brimming with locally owned shops and businesses around every corner. Shop Hop is the perfect way to attract new guests and patrons to the area to showcase our thriving community.”
In addition to Raylyn Taylor Salon, participating Automobile merchants include Commonwealth, Plenty Mercantile, Red Prime Steak, Shop Good, Bow & Arrow Boutique, Verbode, Kanon Gallery, Schlegel Bicycles, Peloton Wine Bar & Cafe, Les Debris Antiques Art & Consignments, Red Hot Mamma's Pickles, 110 Events, Side Street Glass, Broadway Wine Merchants, Coffee Slingers Roasters, Kamps 1910 Cafe`, Perch'd, Treasures Past Antiques, Hideaway Pizza, and Teaze Dance & Fitness.
The event is being hosted by Downtown Oklahoma City Inc., which also will have a tent where visitors can pick up free Shop Hop reusable totes. Some random bags will contain gift cards.
If you go
Shop Hop will run 6 to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more details, visit www.downtownokc.com or follow @autoalleyokc on Twitter for updates.