Friday, December 7, 2012

Bootleg Alley pulls out of First Friday

What a run Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art has had with First Friday on Main St.!   Our unique store has participated in 66 consecutive First Friday gatherings.  A love of music, fun, and ambience along with Payson friends has enriched our experience.

Unfortunately, stores close to us have gone out of business and no longer participate in First Friday.  With regret, we have decided it is not practical to continue hosting the first Friday each month.  We feel torn as we really enjoy the event and were one of its founders.  (It is our understanding that Artist of the Rim and Down the Street plan to be open for First Friday in December.)
During our six years on Main St., changing times have caused retail businesses to come and go.  As the economy improves, we believe that antique, collectible and retail stores will once again fill the now empty buildings on this busy street.  When that happens, Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art hopes to continue our monthly party for Payson's locals and tourists.  Even though we're not participating in First Friday this winter, we plan to stay open for our regular business hours.    

We feel that Historic Main St., where this town's first Christmas tree stood in 1882, remains the "Heart of Payson".  We encourage everyone to shop local this holiday season.  Let's all do our part to keep Payson's heart beating loudly.

With great appreciation for those of you who have supported First Friday on Main St.

Ken and Brenda Mooney
Bootleg Alley Antiques & Art

 Down the Street celebrates First Friday 
Down the Street Art Gallery wishes everyone an art filled Holiday.  Red Boxes filled with free Art, coupons for great Art deals and little treats can be yours for a small donation to Community Art Fund.

This First Friday, come enjoy a cup of holiday Cheer with our artists, and meet new artist Janice Hoyt.  Her art in charcoal, ink and watermedia is featured this month.

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