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Shop To The Beat Rolls Out May 19th

Shop To The Beat - Southport, NC

May 18, 2011 - Southport, NC - The Southport Shopping District will transform into a stage from 4pm-6pm the first and third Thursdays of each month beginning May 19th thru November 17th for “Shop to the Beat”. “Shop to the Beat” unites the natural combination of shopping and dining with “play”, creating a festive, fun, family atmosphere to encourage consumers to spend time in downtown Southport.

During “Shop to the Beat” music, entertainment and games will be staged throughout the business districts – Uptown, Midtown and Downtown. The 38 participating restaurants and shops will add to the festive nature of “Shop to the Beat” by offering specials.

Those participating include in Downtown: PJ’s Restaurant, Fishy Fishy Café, Yacht Basin Provision Company, Cape Fear Restaurant, Trolley Stop, The Pharmacy Restaurant, Moore Street Market, Sylvia Beck AgriArt, Bullfrog Corner, The Christmas House, Port City Java, Ports of Call Bakery & Bistro (opening in June), Cattail Cottage. Midtown: Franklin Square Art Gallery, Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery, Magnolia Gifts, Boo & Roos, Mr. P’s Bistro, Four Legs Good Pet Boutique, Ropa, Dry Street Pub & Pizza, Backyard Wild, The Wine Rack, Rebecca’s Fabrications. Uptown: Sole Searching, Isaac Allen, Uncorked by the Sea, Renee’s Fine Jewelry, Live Oak Café, ABC Consignment, Taylor’s Cuisine Café & Catering, National Petland, Swaynes Antiques, Crafts & Things, Thrifty by Nature, Locals Family Diner, Swordfish Grille (opening soon), Artistry, Olde Southport Village Shoppes and Painted Mermaid.

The entertainment lineup changes daily as our performing arts community finds out about the opportunities. A sampling of entertainment includes individuals and groups singing and playing guitars, harmonics and keyboards, disc jockeys, vintage cars, bucket bands, face painting, clowns, corn bag toss game, costumed historic interpreters and more.

The City of Southport restroom facilities at the Garrison House and Visitor Center will be open for the “Shop to the Beat” on the first and third Thursdays beginning May 19th from 4pm-6pm.

“Shop to the Beat” is an initiative of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce in full partnership with the City of Southport and with the assistance of Downtown Southport, Inc. For more information or volunteer your talents contact Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 910.457-6964.


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