Prices to be slashed during three-day shopping spree in downtown Kingston
MAYOR OF Kingston Angela Brown Burke will this afternoon officially launch the mega three-day open shopping extravaganza scheduled to be held in downtown Kingston from July 26 to 28.
Brown Burke will use the St William Grant Park to launch the event dubbed 'Downtown Sizzling Summer Savings', which will allow shoppers to purchase goods at prices discounted by up to 70 per cent.
It will see downtown Kingston transformed into a shopper's paradise, with the participation of stores and the St William Grant Park outfitted to accommodate registered vendors.
The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, the Jamaica Vendors and the Higglers' Association, Digicel, The Gleaner and other stakeholders are partnering with the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation to host the event.
With a planned 170 vendors expected to be inside the park, Downtown Sizzling Summer Savings is expected to inject new life into the shopping district and forms part of a drive to renew downtown Kingston.
The shopping special forms part of celebrations marking Jamaica's 50th year of Independence, and the 140th anniversary of the city of Kingston, the nation's capital.
Live entertainment will be in the park over the three days with activities for the children.
Guardsman Limited will be joining forces with the police to ensure that shoppers and vendors are safe inside the park, while shuttle buses and additional parking facilities are being established.
Most stores will be open by 9 a.m. and will remain open until 9 p.m. over the three days.