Members of the Downtown Merchant Alliance are holding a sale to welcome warmer weather on Saturday.
The Depot District Sidewalk Clearance Sale will be held downtown from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Ardmore Main Street Authority General Manager Jeff DiMiceli said the idea is to give people a chance to get outdoors and give downtown business owners a chance to sell clearance and overstocked items.
“We have 16 downtown merchants participating right now,” DiMiceli said. “This is the first time we’ve done something like this in years.”
Chris Peters with The Rage said the store will be selling newer products along with fall and winter items.
“It will probably be a little bit of everything, a little bit of old, a little bit of new,” Peters said. “We’ll put a good mix out there.”
Elizabeth Douglass, a store manager at The Pocket Shop, said the shop will be selling spring and summer apparel.
“We have a rack we’re going to have out there,” Douglass said. “We’re excited about it. I’m hoping everyone will come to the shops. I think it’s perfect.”
Douglass said the sale is timely, thanks to the weather.
“It just now started being sunny,” Douglass said. “Two weeks ago, people didn’t want to buy this kind of stuff. It’s a perfect time to clear out some things.”
Stephanie Choate, owner of Ardmore Emporium, said individual vendors will decide whether or not to participate in the sale.
“We’ll probably have clothes, some furniture, home decor, just miscellaneous stuff,” Choate said. “One of my vendors said she’s going to bring some of her Christmas stuff down.”
Raigan Miller from The Stag said the store will be selling apparel for 60 percent off. She said the sale will fall right before spring break.
“We have a bunch of women’s and men’s clothes, some winter stuff as well,” said. “There will be some stuff in the store as well, but most of it will be outside.”