Save 10% in Chestnut Hill

(Saving with 6abc - Amy Buckman)

January 25, 2010 2:06:45 PM PST
On Valentine's Day, Chef John Anderson will cook up dozens of plates of his Lover's Pasta, with truffle oil and asparagus at Solaris Grill in Chestnut Hill.

And the savviest of the romantic diners will save 10% on their meals with this -- the new Chestnut Hill Shop Local card.

"Just show us the card and we comp off 10% of the check," Anderson explains.

The discount cards were the brainchild of the Chestnut Hill Business Association.

Neighborhood school groups are selling them as a fund-raiser, and they're also available at the 25 participating businesses, for $10 each.

"You can get at 10% discount at all the stores that are featured on this for a period of a full year," explains Fran O'Donnell, owner of O'Doodles Toy Store and the Business Association's Main Street Manager. "So it's a great value. For $10, you can probably pay for it in one shopping trip to The Hill. "

The cards can be used for 10% off your purchases again and again, until December first. The hope is that people will stay in Chestnut Hill to shop, dine and more. Participating merchants include pet shops, spas, florists and more.

"You can come in, shop for jewelry, shop for whatever you need to get in Chestnut Hill and come back down here and have a nice lunch or dinner," Anderson says.

"We are a destination, whether you're going to the Morris Arboretum or whether you're going to the restaurants," O'Donnell adds. "And we have the shops as well. We'd like to think you can make a day here in Chestnut Hill."

Businesses selling and offering discounts through the Shop Local card include:
The Antique Gallery
The Apothecary Garden Shop
Artisans On The Avenue
Bone Appetite
Chestnut Hill Gallery & Frame Shop
Cobblestones Fine Gifts
Delphine Gallery
Diane Bryman Oriental Rugs and Accents Home Furnishing
Lemons & Limes
O'Doodles Toy Store
Pacific Leather
Photo Workshop
Quelque Chose
Robertson Flowers
The Rug Rack and Ten Thousand Villages
Diamond Spa
Balance Chestnut Hill
Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Café
Drake's Gourmet Foods & Catering
Solaris Grille