Beginning on Thursday, June 13th and continuing until the end of August, many retail businesses in downtown Peterborough will be open until 8 p.m. every Thursday and Friday evening.
“Open Late ‘Til Eight” is an initiative of the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) as a coordinated effort to make it more convenient for people to shop downtown, especially after work.
The many restaurants of downtown Peterborough are already open in the evenings, so “Open Late ‘Til Eight” provides people with the flexibility to combine dining and shopping while they are downtown.
Parking is free in downtown Peterborough after 6 p.m., so you can spend a leisurely evening browsing the shops of downtown Peterborough before (or after) enjoying a meal.
There are 27 participating businesses (look for the “Open Late ‘Til Eight” sticker in their windows):
- Bluestreak Records
- Charlotte’s Web
- Cottage Toys
- Grey Guardian Games
- Hi Ho Silver
- Iceman Games
- John Roberts Clothiers
- K & C Costumes
- Lift Lock Escape
- META4 Gallery
- Minh’s Chinese Grocery
- Next Level Mobile
- Pipe Dreamz
- Ritual Apothecary
- Runner’s Life
- Running Room
- SOS – Save Our Soles
- The Peace Pipe
- The Toy Shop
- Tiny Green
- Tribal Voices
- Under One Sun
- You’re Welcome
- Zap Records
You can also use this map to locate the participating retailers (street addresses and phone numbers are included for each retailer):
To celebrate the launch of “Open Late ‘Til Eight”, the Peterborough DBIA is planning an evening of music and performance on Thursday, June 20th:
- Blues in the Bottle will be playing live as a duo on Charlotte Street between Runner’s Life and Cottage Toys.
- Shar Gareau of the Peterborough Academy for Circus Arts will be performing in the Peterborough Square courtyard at the corner of Simcoe and George Streets.
- Musician Carling Stephen will be playing live next to Flavour on George Street.
- Nicole Malbeauf of Trellis Arts & Entertainment aerial arts and circus company and several youth performers will be roaming around George Street and Charlotte Street to entertain downtown shoppers.
This story was created in partnership with the Peterborough DBIA.