Shop + Play Wilton | LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly businesses
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Q: What is Shop & Play Wilton?

A: Shop & Play Wilton is a 5-day community initiative (October 25-30, 2017), whose purpose is to promote Wilton Drive and Dixie Village and get people to come out to support local businesses. We want them to shop, play, dine, dance and have such a good time they’ll come back again and again! Participating businesses will be identified by a special “Shop & Play Wilton” decal in their window.

Q: How does Shop + Play work?

A: There will be a special Happy Hour at a different bar or nightclub each evening during Shop and Play Wilton. Business owners are invited to attend these events and hand out coupons or offers to get patrons to visit their restaurant, store, gallery, etc. We want people to come out for Happy Hour — but stay all evening to eat, shop, dance and play.

Q: Is there a Sidewalk Sale?

A: Yes! On Saturday, October 28th, businesses all along Wilton Drive and Dixie Village are encouraged to have sales or special offers and use the sidewalks to entice shoppers. City parking is free all day until 8 p.m., thanks to the City of Wilton Manors!

Q: Who is behind Shop & Play Wilton?

A: This program is spearheaded by Hotspots magazine, the Wilton Manors Business Association (WMBA) and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC), with support from the City of Wilton Manors. There is zero cost for businesses to participate.

Q: I own a business on Wilton Drive. How can I participate?

A: First, register your business below to get a free decal for your store window. We will stop by and install it for you. Create incentives for passersby to come into your store…perhaps by having a sale, promoting special pricing or bargains, and/or dressing your store window to promote Shop & Play. Consider having coupons or flyers to hand out. (Email your special offer to info@Hotspots.lgbt to be included on this page!)

Q: I want my business to be included. How can I learn more about this?

A: You’re invited to attend a special Action Meeting on Wednesday, October 18th at 5:30 at Hagen Park’s Community Center to learn more about the program and the ways your business can benefit.

Q: Which businesses are participating?

A: A complete list of participating businesses and what they are offering will be posted on this page prior to the start of the event. Businesses already committed include: (In random order)

To The Moon
Nick & Shawn’s Courtyard Café
Java Boys
Da Fonseca Contemporanea
A Place For Healing
Poverello
Infinity Lounge
Stonewall Gallery
Nessa’s Shop
Southern Nights
True Blue
The Pub
Rosie’s
Alibi & Monkey Business
The Bedpost Furniture Store
Island City Traders
Claudia Castillo Art Studio
Pink Sub
Wilton Manors Animal Hospital
Aquatica LLC
Hunter’s
Hush Spa
Home Essentials Thrift Store
Babylon Massage Spa
Bona Italian Restaurant
Minuteman Press of Wilton Manors

YES! I’d like my business to participate in Shop + Play Wilton. 

Please send me a decal for my store/business window so I/we can participate.

This offer is made to LGBT-owned and LGBT-friendly businesses of all kinds located along Wilton Drive, extending to Five Points and the cluster of businesses on Dixie Highway known as Dixie Village. This is a free community initiative.

With the support of

The City of Wilton Manors

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