The Beacon Hill Business Association has introduced custom, reusable, multi-use shopping bags that besides being “green,” also come with special perks from local businesses.
The bags are adorned with the Charles Street skyline and available at the Boston Arts and Antiques Company, the Cambridge Trust Company, Charles Street Supply and December Thieves, among other neighborhood businesses, and each bag also comes with a tag offering benefits such as a free appetizer at 75 Chestnut and 10 percent off a purchase at Charles Street Supply.
“For a long time, we’ve wanted to put out a reusable shopping bag that is branded for those who love Beacon Hill,” said Ali Ringenburg, who serves as co-president of the Business Association alongside Lucy Grogan. “And since using the bags can bring significant savings, we wanted to offer an incentive to support local businesses and to be out shopping in the neighborhood during the hot, summer months.”
In addition to celebrating the neighborhood, Grogan described the bags as “functional” and “stylish.”
“It’s a fun promotion for both our business and residential communities,” she said.
Stacy Sheehan, BHBA clerk, said “We see the program as a fun and exciting opportunity to draw additional business to the neighborhood during the summer months… while being environmentally friendly as well.