Downtown Concord Shop Hop

More than 30 downtown Concord, NH stores are participating in the Downtown Concord Shop Hop on Saturday, April 16. Each participating store will be hosting a special event that day ranging from food/wine tasting, sales and discounts, food drive, Easter egg hunt and the Easter Bunny. Most events run all day during regular store hours unless otherwise noted below. Shoppers can also get over 30 chances to win the Grand Prize Raffle Basket by filling out free raffle tickets from every participating store!”One of the purposes of the Downtown Concord Shop Hop is to showcase downtown businesses,” said Michelle Lienhart, owner of the Just Be Boutique and one of the committee members planning the event. “We’re trying to draw people downtown that don’t normally shop here to show them that we have lots to offer to people of all ages.”This is the second Shop Hop that they’ve organized. The first one in November 2010 was so successful; they’ve decided to run them twice a year and make it a semi-annual event.The following is a list of participating stores and their events:A. Little Confection-fudge demo and samplingBead It!-make a power bracelet to donate to families at Emergency Housing.Bravo-20% off entire storeBritches of Concord-ugly tie and ugly sweater contestButters Fine Food & Wine-wine and food tastingCapitol Craftsman & Romance Jewelers-free ear piercing (earrings included), free watch batteries (including installation) and free jewelry cleaningCaring Gifts-Easter egg tree with discounts in each egg and food tastingConcord Camera-4×6 digital prints for 11 centsConcord Coop Market-Spring into Healthy Living Fair (10 am – 2 pm). Local food, wine and products, live music, barn-yard animals, tree samplingsFabulous Looks Boutique-Sarda Jewelry trunk showGibson’s Book Store-local author, Debbie Bruss (“Big Box for Ben” and “Book! Book! Book!”) 3 pmGondwana & Devine Clothing-food drive for The Friendly Kitchen. Bring in 4 canned goods and receive a 15% off coupon good for that dayGranite State Candy-chocolate sampling, Easter bunny raffleHermanos Cocina Mexicana-food tastingImagination Village-10th Anniversary party with the Easter Bunny and a “touch and learn” event with Reptiles on the MoveJoe King’s Shoe Shop-20% off all Nowt sandalsJust Be Boutique-Easter egg hunt for candy and discounts from 10% – 50% offLeague of NH Craftsmen-Woodworker, David Meyers, will demonstrate his technique in the stringing of bellflower inlay on federal table legsLittle River Oriental Rugs-“Home Spring Home” sale. First rug 20% off, second 25% off, third 30% offLotions ‘n Potions-Dr. Hauschka “Radiant You” skin care demonstrations (11 am – 2 pm)Madeleine’s-bring your camera and photograph your child with “Madeline”OutFITters Thrift Store-fashion consulting with a professional consultant (10 am – 2 pm) and a raffle for an iPod ShufflePompanoosuc Mills-free interior design and space planningPuppy Love Hot Dogs-Red Sox trivia contest (11 am – 3 pm)Rowland Studio-20% off storewide (just say the word “jelly beans” for your discount)Simply Birkenstock-10% off all our products and a raffle for a gift certificateTandy’s Top Shelf-Sangria tasting (2-4pm)The Barley House-sample one of their famous soups (11 am – 2 pm)Things Are Cooking-Annual Spring Cleaning sale, 20% off green dot itemsTrue Brew Barista-tea tastingUnited Shoe Repair-free shoe shines, 10% off all leather goodsViking House-30% off storewide (excluding Vera Bradley, Troll beads and Viking countertop appliances)Your Home, Your World-10% of every sale donated to The Friendly KitchenZoë & Co., Professional Bra Fitters-free bra fittings