If you're looking for a weekend of shopping, mark your calendars for April 9th and April 10th to head to Clinton for their annual Consignment Crawl, Resale Tour and Retail Shopping Spree. This event promotes people to shop locally in Clinton at their favorite shops, or ones they have never been to.

The 2021 Consignment Crawl, Resale Tour and Retail Shopping Spree is happening in Clinton, and local businesses would love to see you in their stores. This year's event is a two day event which happens next weekend, Friday, April 9, and Saturday, April 10.

I spoke with the director of the event, Lou Ray, who told me how excited she is for this year's event. This is her fourth year organizing this event in Clinton.

This event really promotes people to shop locally in Clinton, and after a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses everywhere could use the help. Lou told me how she got the idea for this event and she said,

"I originally got the idea for the event through some discussion on Facebook through an organization called NARTS- "Not Alone Running This Store" - another consignment store had organized a similar event and I thought I could do that too. I originally started this event under the name "Consignment Crawl and Resale Tour" - but after the 1st year a couple of retail stores wanted to be included and then last year with the pandemic we wanted to include more small businesses so we added onto the name and decided to call the event "Consignment Crawl, Resale Tour and Retail Shopping Spree.""

Many of the businesses participating in this year's Consignment Crawl, Resale Tour and Retail Shopping Spree will offer specials, food, drinks, and more. One of those businesses offering a lot of specials, drinks and more is Don's Jewelry on Main Ave. in the Lyons District. Stop in to Don's to shop their new Spring jewelry and grab a bottle of Diamond Heist Wine while you are there!

For those looking to eat locally during the event can stop at restaurants along the route between the Lyons District and downtown Clinton. Plenty of restaurants will be open for those that would like to sit down for a meal.

Deanna's Java in Clinton is helping you keep the shopping going and will be selling their caffeinated products to shoppers. Delectable Delights will be parked next to Deja Vu, Lou's business in Clinton, with some wonderful sandwiches and deserts.

The 2021 Consignment Crawl, Resale Tour and Retail Shopping Spree is sponsored by Visit Clinton, Iowa, the Lyons Business & Professional Association, and the Downtown Clinton Alliance.

More details can be found on the flyer below, or on their Facebook even page.

Connor Kenney

List of participating businesses:

  • The Odd Shop
  • Renaissance Resale Boutique
  • Broken Spoke
  • DejaVu
  • Street of Dreams
  • Tom & Audrey's antiques & Collectables
  • The Underground
  • Peaceful River Creations
  • Grandma Nell's
  • $3 Thrift Store
  • Whimsical Wonders
  • Dudad's Hallmark Store
  • Three Doves Designs
  • Don's Jewelry
  • Boegel's Menswear and Ladies Too
  • Muddy Goat Soap Store
  • Brown's
  • Freckled Frog
  • Lulu Jo's
  • Deanna's Java North

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