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Boosting local commerce: Downtown Dollars program returns

By Staff Report, posted 1 week ago
Image provided by Cool Spring Downtown District

The Cool Spring Downtown District has announced the relaunch of its shop local initiative, “Downtown Dollars.” Designed to incentivize residents to support local businesses, Downtown Dollars are vouchers available in $5 increments and are accepted at various establishments within the Municipal Service District, including restaurants and retail shops. 

Downtown Dollars can be exchanged for goods and services at participating businesses within downtown Fayetteville. They operate like cash or credit and are a great way to support the local economy. Downtown Dollars are not redeemable for cash and lost or stolen certificates cannot be replaced. The program expires on May 1, 2024. 

Inspired by a desire to strengthen community ties and promote local commerce, Cool Spring Downtown District has partnered with The Rick Herrema Foundation (RHF), a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the lives of military families. CSDD will provide Downtown Dollars as giveaways for their upcoming “date night” event on Feb. 17. 

“We’re proud to support the Rick Herrema Foundation and its mission to create meaningful group activities that benefit our heroes at Fort Liberty,” said Bianca Shoneman, CEO at Cool Spring Downtown District, in a press release. 

Anyone interested in acquiring Downtown Dollars can visit downtown Fayetteville’s area attractions or stop by the Cool Spring Downtown District office located at 222 Hay Street.

Businesses within the Municipal Service District do not need to register to accept Downtown Dollars. To learn more about this program, visit Cool Spring Downtown District’s website: or contact the Cool Spring Downtown District at 910-223-1089.

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