It’s a Summer Solstice Downtown Party in Bishop

Press release

The Bishop Chamber of Commerce has heard from many retailers and restaurants that would like to have an event to bring more shoppers and diners out in the evening.

On Friday, June 23rd, the chamber will host the SUMMER SOLSTICE DOWNTOWN PARTY. They’re hopeful everyone will join in the fun!

All local restaurants and shops are encouraged to stay open until 9pm and offer something special such as product demonstrations, discounts, food samples and live entertainment.

The Bishop Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a raffle to win a $250 shopping spree at the chamber-member business of the winner’s choice.

There is no fee for businesses to participate, but you should call the chamber so they may provide you with a raffle box and include your business in the event marketing.

For more information, contact April at the Bishop Chamber of Commerce (760)873-8405.




3 Responses to It’s a Summer Solstice Downtown Party in Bishop

  1. trying to shop local June 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

    In Bishop, I don’t think it’s an issue of encouraging shoppers to come out in the summer evenings, it’s an issue of convincing business owners to stay open past 5 or 5:30. Look at main street in the evenings right now. There are people walking all over once it cools down. A down town event is well and good (please put those millions spent on Warren Street to some use), but what about all the other summer evenings? Bishop’s motto could be “open Monday thru Friday 9 to 5”. Well, Amazon is 24 hours a day and I can order it from my phone while standing outside your closed store at 6 pm. If I’m a tourist, I guess I can just pause and look in all the darkened business windows on my way to dinner.
    Bishop can be so resistant to change. They like to complain to City Council that it’s the “lack of parking”, while seeming to completely dismiss how the business climate, customer base, and use of technology has changed over the decades. If it were a lack of parking, how does Great Basin Bakery have a packed line to the door most mornings in this era when it’s trendy to be gluten-free?
    Kudos to the businesses that do lengthen their summer hours. Hopefully, your example and flexible thinking will add encouragement along with the chamber events to make Bishop more vibrant.

  2. p ite June 2, 2017 at 6:08 am #

    come out and do what ,drink is this the bishop image

    • Alex Jones June 3, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

      Yes it is epic solstice


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