Many Greenville stores staying open longer on Fridays

    GREENVILLE — In response to the Moosehead Lake Branding Initiative hosted by consultant Roger Brooks, several stores in downtown Greenville will be open later on Fridays now through Christmas.

    During Brooks’ recent presentation, it was noted that successful destinations have places of business open after 6 p.m. “and several of us took notice and will put this into place between now and Christmas,” said Marilyn Goodwin, owner of Crazy Moose Fabrics. “Not only do tourists shop after 6 p.m., but our own local people who work until 5 p.m. are missing out on what our local business community has to offer People who commute to jobs outside of Greenville find most of the stores closed by time they get back home and they choose to shop elsewhere instead of here.”
    With the help of social media, a one-question survey was posted for residents. “If the downtown businesses were to be open between Thanksgiving and Christmas, what day would be better and until what time?” The responses were Thursday, Friday or Saturday with a strong preference towards Friday night.
    As a result, several area retail businesses will have their doors open until at least 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 12 and 19. There will also be in-store specials and some stores will be having drawings for giveaways. Participating businesses as of Friday, Nov. 28 are:
    Center for Moosehead History
    Corner Shop
    Crazy Moose Fabrics
    Gabriel’s Bookstore
    Gallery on the Lake
    Harris Drug Store
    Kamp Kamp
    Maine Mountain Soap and Candle
    Moosehead Traders
    Northwood’s Gourmet Girl
    Northwood’s Outfitters
    Saddlers of Maine
    Trailside Restaurant
    For updates and more information, visit the Moosehead Lake Region Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

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