‘Shop Your Block’ holiday campaign launches to support Seattle’s small businesses

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City of Seattle and community partners develop a new small business map to help local retailers who are facing a very different holiday shopping season.

SEATTLE — Black Friday is one week away, but this shopping season is already looking very different as the rising number of coronavirus cases results in statewide restrictions. 

Under Governor Jay Inslee’s order, stores can operate at 25% capacity for in-person shopping while following health protocols.

To help give small businesses a boost, the City of Seattle launched the new “Shop Your Block” retail map. It is part of the larger public campaign, Shop Your Block, that aims to support small businesses throughout the holiday season. The city is partnering with Comcast, small business owners, business district organization, and other community partners to make this happen for the holiday shopping season.

The Shop Your Block map allows people to find local retailers across the city. The app allows users to search for businesses by name, address, neighborhood, or product keywords. It also includes business hours and whether a retailer is open for in person shopping, online shopping, or curbside pickup. Businesses are able to display if they are BIPOC, woman, LGBTQ+ or veteran owned. Business owners …

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