Several downtown retailers are planning to stay open Thursday night in hopes of drawing more local business.
More than 10 local businesses will be staffed until 9 p.m., said Cheeser’s owner Peg Schuett.
“We’re just trying to see if we can get some more of the local population to know that we’re here,” Schuett said.
The idea came from discussions at a recent merchant meeting. Participating businesses include Cheeser’s, Saving Thyme, Big Sky restaurant, Gemstone Jewelry and Engraving, Spry Whimsy Fiber Arts, Diakonos Designs Studio and Gallery, the Main Street Pour House, Believe, Nordic Nook, Studio 184, Bellasazi Salon and spa, and possibly more, Schuett said.
Schuett said that if the event turns out to be popular, they would consider adding more frequent events. The idea is along the lines of what the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce leaders had pitched recently.