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Andersonville Offers Special Holiday Shopping Day Aimed Exclusively At Seniors

The Holiday Season is just around the corner and both Edgewater and Andersonville businesses want you to remember to shop local this year. In order to help people 60 years and older better manage the hustle and bustle of busy stores while searching for gifts, Andersonville will offer a unique opportunity for them to find just what they are looking for.

The second annual Joy On Clark Street will be held on December 3 from 11 a.m. –  4 p.m. and will provide seniors special shopping, dining and entertainment options including information on traditional Swedish events. Hosted by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC), the event will include 40 local businesses along the strip.

“There are a large number of senior residences in the Andersonville, Edgewater and Uptown areas,” said ACC Events Manager Laura Austin. “We wanted to provide those residents and other older adults a shopping day for the Holidays when the neighborhood is a little quieter during the daytime hours. It is an opportunity for folks needing a little more accessibility to access discounts, giveaways and more without the stress of coming out in the evening and managing the crowds of Late Night Andersonville.”

Those participating in the free event are required to RSVP by Monday, Dec. 1. Check-in will be at the Swedish American Museum (5211 N. Clark) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. where a selection of activities will be waiting for them including special pops including the Swedish Pop Up Cafe providing coffee and Swedish sweets, tablings/activations by Dispensary 33, and other businesses such as Raven Theatre, TK Photography, and more.

ACC will also offer their Shop Local Holiday Passport at check-in. The passport, which is available to everyone starting Nov. 30, encourages customers to make a purchase at 10 or more of the over 130 area locations by Dec. 31, 2019.  Passport participants can then mail or drop off their passport directly to the chamber offices at 5217 N. Clark St. #3 by Jan. 10, 2020 to enter to win prizes, including one grand prizewinner of the Andersonville Experience 2020 – a pass that includes tickets and special access to all 2020 Andersonville crawls and events.
“Shopping for the Holiday season can be a stressful endeavor,” Austin added. “We hope to take some of that stress away so that folks can shop for loved ones and themselves. We hope that The JOY event goers will come experience a great day in the neighborhood and take advantage of some amazing deals at retail locations, restaurants and even theatre.”
To RSVP Click Here! Participating businesses include:

AKIRA | 15% Off Full Price Sweaters and Outerwear

Aligned Modern Health | TBD

AlleyCat Comics | 20% OFF toys, T-shirts, Statues, & Games

Andersonville Antiques | 20% off Select Items

Andersonville Cryotherapy and Athletic Recovery Center | TBD

Andersonville Galleria | Refreshments, and $5 off any purchase $20 or more

Andersonville Insurance | Free 2020 calendar & free notary services

Andies Restaurant | Free Glogg tasting

Be Yoga Andersonville | Special for shoppers 65+. Open house (free classes with ID) plus discount on new student membership $30/30 days instead of $38 with ID and promocode joyonclark

Big City Optical | $49 Eye Exams and $50 off a complete pair of glasses

Brimfield | 20% off store wide

Candyality | 10% off store wide

CBD Kratom | Free CBD Caramel or lollipop

Chicago Dance Supply | Enjoy 20% OFF Entire Purchase! (excludes consignment items)

Chicago Tap Theatre | Discount to their annual Holiday show, Tidings of Tap! Code coming soon.

City Olive | 10% off select products with refreshments

Colectivo Coffee | 1 free coffee, tea, or espresso drink with the purchase of any gift box

Cowboys and Astronauts | Store wide 11% discount with the JOY On Clark passport

Dearborn Denim & Apparel | 10% off entire purchase!

Ellen Baren @properties | EVENT SPONSOR : Active older adult Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Get your Market Review Now!

ENJOY, an Urban General Store |10% off all items in store

Fat Chris’s Pizza and Such | 15% discount

First Slice Pie Cafe | 65% of your slice of pie order

Foursided | Get 20% off purchase with JOY on Clark passport

Foyer Shop | $10 bouquets, 15% off small prints

FRÍO Gelato | Free 2 oz gelato

Full Kit Gear | Join us for mulled cider and cookies!

George’s Ice Cream & Sweets | TBD

GUS Giordano Dance School | 1-4PM, Holiday Cookies & Coupon & Tour of GUS

Honore Storage | $10 off the monthly rate for any size storage unit

In Fine Spirits | Warm Glogg Tasting!

Jerry’s Sandwiches | 10% off for active older adults

Kopi Cafe | Free small hot chocolate with purchase

Lady Gregory’s | $5 Irish Coffees and 12PM whiskey tasting

Orange Shoe Andersonville | Free VIP Week @ Orange Shoe! – Enjoy a free fitness assessment and free week of fitness training!

Pearle Vision | $99 for a complete pair of prescription reading glasses with a valid prescription. This offer includes select frames and polycarbonate lenses. Can not be combined with other offers or vision insurance.

Rattleback Records | Come in to Rattleback Records for a 20% discount off used LPs, 45s CDs, Books, DVDs and Blu Rays

Raven Theatre | $25 tickets for the world premiere of Raven’s new family-friendly holiday play, COLD TOWN / HOTLINE

RAYGUN | 10% discount off all glassware

Strange Cargo Tees | 10% off purchase for participating customers

Swedish American Museum | 10% off purchases above $50 and 20% off purchases about $100 or more

Terry’s Toffee | 20% off any Toffee Purchase

The Clark | Join us for a behind the scene tour of our beautiful facility

The Coffee Studio | Buy one coffee or tea drink in the shop and receive one free, when you mention the Joy On Clark Street Shopping Day Special. (Coffee/tea cocktails not included.)

The Guesthouse Hotel |TBD

The T-Shirt Deli | TBD

Tilly Vintage | Special savings on all items

TK Photography | Pop-up photo booth at Swedish American Museum

Toys Et Cetera | Join them, for cookies, Swedish Pepparkakor and 10% Off Entire Purchase

Transit Tees | 20% off the Entire store

Uncharted Books | 25% off purchases

Urban Pooch Canine Life Center and Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center | 20% OFF your visit for all retail items in our Store. Toys, Treats and Puzzle Games make Great Gifts!

Winifred Grace | 20% off excluding kj made shoes and fine jewelry

Women & Children First | We will be providing free Advanced Reading Copies to all active older adults who make a purchase during this event.

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