[Photo courtesy Hamptons Online]
In a continued effort to get East Hampton Town's bank account in the black, residents have organized a grass-roots campaign to support local merchants in hopes of bringing in more revenue for the town. This summer marks the start of 'Shop Here!', a discount-based program to get the Hamptons summer crowds to locally-owned shops East Hampton, Wainscott, Springs, Sag Harbor, Amagansett and Montauk. (No pop-ups here.) The campaign asks merchants who sign up to offer immediate discounts to shoppers or give multiple purchase discounts with a Shop Here! card that will facilitate larger savings over time. Of course, the program is not completely without local political wrangling, as residents involved have received assistance from 'the 2009 East Hampton Republican candidates', who are glad to help out their indicted Democratic counterparts in any way they can.
· Grass Roots 'Shop Here' Campaign Underway... [Hamptons Online]