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Sidewalk Sale Saturday

Staff Report

The Tallassee Chamber of Commerce is promoting the downtown business district with a sidewalk sale on Saturday, June 27. The event will be from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Barnett Boulevard and Ann Street.

"We're trying to find something that we can do safely - outside," Chamber director Jerry Cunningham said. "Since we won't have a Riverfest, maybe it's a forerunner to Trade Day. Our plan is to have a revamped Trade Day downtown."

Cunnigham said that there will be at least 25 vendors.

"Pretty much every one of the stores will be participating. We have some in addition to that."

All shops plan to be on the sidewalk in front of their businesses except for Sistrunk, which is located on Sistrunk Street. It will have a table in front of the Chamber of Commerce office on Barnett Boulevard.

"We're going to have some select items," Sistrunk's Kami Scarborogh said. "We'll be giving out some coupons for those who want to shop in the store."

Tallassee Jewelers, downtown's longest-running business, will also be a part of the sale on Ann Avenue.

"We thought the sidewalk sale would be the perfect opportunity to bring all the antique dishes down from the attic," Tallassee Jewelers owner Torrie Jeffcoat said. "We all know that the attic holds some beautiful dishes."

Urban Tails owner and Chamber board member Kim Hammock said the idea for the sidewalk sale was actually introduced prior to the coronavirus.

"Stephen Webster with Tiger Paw had expressed some interest last year in having a sidewalk sale," Hammock said. "We, as the Chamber, felt like it was a good time to introduce several of our downtown business owners as well as some local vendors to the citizens of Tallassee and surrounding areas. We appreciate everyone who shops local."

Cunningham and others have been hard at work in sprucing up the downtown area. Also, the Chamber office is now open in a new location - the historic Company Store building. The new headquarters will be open to the public on Saturday.

"We'll have candy for the kids," Cunningham said. "We'll have first responder coloring books. Balloon making by James Bush will be in front of the Chamber office. Southern Girls Outlet has free sand buckets to give away."

Crystal Willis is the owner of Southern Girls, which just opened earlier this month.

"We have something for everyone," she said. "Come join us and support Tallassee."