Shoppers leave The Farmhaus, 312 W. Will Rogers Blvd., in downtown Claremore in January.
Exclusively for the summer, select downtown Claremore stores and businesses will extend business hours into the evenings on Thursdays.
Participating businesses will remain open until 7 p.m. or later on Thursdays in July and August.
“A lot of customers were telling us they loved shopping downtown, but found it hard to go during the weekday because of work schedules,” said Jessica Jackson, director of Claremore Main Street.
Together, Main Street and the Downtown Claremore Merchant Association decided to solve that problem – for nine weeks at least – with a Shop Late Thursdays initiative. The public is encouraged to make use of this limited weekday extension while it lasts.
“After work, come out and shop your favorite stores with us and then go grab a bite to eat at any of our downtown restaurants,” Jackson said.
Participating businesses may vary by week but include: Art Nest Boutique & Studio, Blooms on the Blvd., Coleman Antiques, CrossFit Parts Unknown, The District on Main, The Farmhaus, The Haberdashery, LoliPop A Sweet Boutique,Main Street Mercantile (formerly Cozy Cottage), Rhapsody Boutique & Spa and Thrift Harbor. Restaurants include Boomarang Diner, Doe’s Eat Place, Dot’s Café, Main Street Tavern and the Pink House.