A welcome sight for downtown merchants, and seen as a sign of progress, was the recent pouring of sidewalks outside the businesses lining North Third Avenue between E and F streets. Construction continues and merchants are eager for full completion of the improvement project as they prepare for the holiday season. In the meantime, a ‘Shop Third Avenue and Win’ initiative offers $100 gift cards to shoppers through the Love Oakdale program. Spend a minimum of $25 at any Third Avenue business; email a photo of your receipt to email@example.com; you can enter every day, once per business. Drawings are every Wednesday and $100 gift cards are given away to Redwood Cafe, Alexandra’s, Tiffany’s, Foxy’s, Oakdale Dry Cleaners, Roberts Ferry Gourmet, Pin Ups Salon, and Lori’s Framing.
Leader Photo By Teresa Hammond