Bus Load Of Locals

Chances are if you caught the buy local midtown shopping bus today, you also caught the Christmas Spirit.

51 women from the Truckee Meadows signed up for a local shopping opportunity that included unlimited Mimosas, and stops in shops at Midtown--shops they may never have known existed.

Candace Worman came here four months ago from Atlanta.

While she's been in the eclectic 'Junkees" before for the Zombee Crawl with her mom, this time she says its more about serious shopping for herself and friends for Christmas.

"Just stuff you know, checking mainly. I'm trying to look at tall the different shops on town I don't know about. You know, I like to shop local wherever I am. And I just think this is really cool yea," says Worman.

Armed with stemmed glass in hand, Candace and 50-of her new friends had about an hour and a half here at Junkees

Junkees Owner Jessica Schneider who has helped organize these trips for about five years now says she was able to fill one bus with women who paid 48-dollars a piece for the experience.

"Ok bus tour women, if you are done with your purchases, come to the front and walk across the street to Craft," announces Jessica over the loudspeaker.

It's the equivalent of last call at the vintage clothing store with a line of women waiting at the cash register to check out.

A trip across the street to the wine store Craft,and then a half a block down the street to the Melting Pot for the Burning Man enthusiast on your list.

These are stores many of these women may have never visited on their own, but now can give them a second look.

Schneider hopes with a positive day, these women and their friends will come down to Midtown again if not for Christmas in the New Year.

ZOZO's is typically closed the day after Thanksgiving and not in Midtown, but they opened their doors to this group for lunch. The owner here obviously figured out shopping local doesn't just mean clothing and other items, it can mean restaurants as well.


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