Downtown is more than just nightlife


By Ken Ward
Special to the
Opelika Observer

While many think of downtown’s night offerings, there are countless things to experience downtown during a normal weekday!
I wanted to discuss this week the many things available to do downtown during your next daytime adventure.
Our shopping options are numerous and include things for everyone’s tastes; clothing, furniture, hardware, fine art, jewelry and records are just the start of what downtown has to offer. Most people don’t realize the impact shopping local has on our city, state and nation. With over 99% of all US business being small, we must do our part to support our community neighbors.
In addition to the great shopping opportunities downtown, we also have many great restaurants serving not only dinner but lunch as well. Whether you are looking for a quick bite during your lunch break or a spot to bring that important work client, downtown is your spot.
So this week remember, when it comes to finding your next daytime adventure-choose downtown.
Ward is the executive director of Opelika Main Street, a non profit dedicated to growing downtown Opelika.


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