Gift card sales a boom for Main Street

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Salon Ten 0 Seven owner Dereama Allenbaugh doesn’t know who the many people are who bought gift cards earlier this month during an online sales blitz for downtown Hays merchants.

Organized and hosted by the Downtown Hays Development Corp., the marketing event generated $43,000 in gift card sales in three-and-a-half days, including for Salon Ten 0 Seven, 1007 Main.

“I thank them, whoever they were, that has faith in the downtown businesses, and were willing to support us, in a trying time,” Allenbaugh said Thursday morning, her front doors locked, the lights off, and a skeleton crew of two in face masks calling customers to rebook appointments. “We greatly appreciate their support.”

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