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The District planning ahead to attract people downtown

The last Blues in the District is Friday, August 23 in Downtown Quincy.

But even though it means summer is coming to an end, officials are already looking ahead to this fall.

Executive Director Bruce Guthrie with The District said with the Quincy Farmers Market every Saturday in Washington Park until October 26 and Ladies Night Out on September 13, it will keep people visiting to the downtown area.

“Our job is to promote downtown, to keep awareness and to keep activities because we have a real high density of businesses and employees and many people who live here in the downtown,” Guthrie said.

The Butcher Block is a vendor for Blues in the District and owner Dan Veihl said it introduces them to new customers, who later visit the store on Maine street.

“It’s something that works well for our business and it gives us another avenue to generate revenue, it allows us to not do the same thing everyday here, gets us outside too,” Veihl added.

Guthrie said they are looking forward to the upcoming holiday season.

The first event is in October and it is the Halloween Trick or Treat set for Saturday, October 26.

The final Blues in the District begins at 5:30 p.m. in Washington Park featuring Marquise Knox.

For a calendar list of events from The District click here.

Drew Brown

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