Monday, October 20, 2014 · 1:57 p.m.

CitiPark businesses host holiday shopping events

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In May, River City Company launched Project: PopUp, a retail business incubator, in partnership with Berry & Hunt. Now, the CitiPark area has five new businesses recruited for the project. (Photo: Staff)

Area residents are invited to shop at downtown CitiPark stores during three upcoming evening events. 

“We really want people to help support local Chattanooga businesses for the holidays,” Blair Waddell, retail recruiter for River City Company, said in a prepared statement. “We hope people will come out, have fun and see the change in CitiPark.”

CitiPark merchants will host Holiday Hop 'N Shop events on Dec. 4, 11 and 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the 800 block of Chestnut Street. 

The events will showcase some of the area's newest small businesses, including Go Bagel, Tasty Daylight Donuts, Sewn to the Sky, O.C. Buckels & Co. and Iron Labs.

Iron Labs is an interactive gaming experience that allows gamers to become immersed through a unique environment, extreme hardware and an unmatched gaming experience.

Go Bagel offers bagels, pastries, espresso, soups and salads, according to Nooga.com archives. 

Sewn to the Sky is a gift and textiles shop featuring a mix of handmade goods by local and regional artists/craftspersons with a selection of modern designer fabrics and vintage décor.

O.C. Buckels & Co. is an innovative department store concept that includes a selection of finely crafted goods from independent designers across the country and a unique post-consumer art and craft supply market with pay-as-you-wish pricing. O.C. Buckels & Co. is also home to Chatty Crafty, Chattanooga’s first handmade and vintage market.

Tasty Daylight Donuts is a bakery that prepares fresh doughnuts daily, according to Nooga.com archives. 

They will offer special discounts, giveaways, raffles, samples, live music and light refreshments. 

“Holiday Hop ‘N Shop is a great, after-work holiday shopping event without all the typical fuss and stress that creeps up this time of year,” Lynda Buckels, Owner of O.C. Buckels & Co., said in a prepared statement. “You can shop for your friends and family, support new small businesses, get great deals and indulge yourself a little too.”

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