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‘Eating Downtown’ monster promotion aims to increase downtown Akron dining

May 29, 2018 GMT

‘Eating Downtown’ monster promotion aims to increase downtown Akron dining

AKRON, Ohio - Downtown Akron Partnership and the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau have teamed up to encourage diners to hit downtown during mealtime.

With a Godzilla-like monster mascot, the “Eating Downtown” program will begin June 1 and run through August. To participate, diners will use an “Eating Downtown” map and try to fill a punch card by eating at any of downtown’s more than 50 food establishments.

“There’s a diverse selection in downtown -- from boutique ice cream and pastries to quick lunches or four-course meals, and from award-winning, nationally-recognized spots to newly-christened kitchens,” said Downtown Akron Partnership President Suzie Graham in a news release. “Join us as our community uncovers and rediscovers downtown Akron’s tastiest places.”

Here’s how to play “Eating Downtown:”

Visit any participating restaurant, or the convention & visitors bureau or DAP offices, and up an “Eating Downtown” map and punch card.Dine at any downtown Akron restaurant or café on the map.Have your “Eating Downtown” card punched by at least eight qualifying downtown restaurants.Return the card to the convention & visitors bureau or DAP offices so you’ll be entered to win prizes.

Each month, three $25 gift cards to downtown restaurants will be given out through a random drawing. Those who complete two or more cards have a chance to win $100 in downtown dining gift cards, a night at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown and a goody basket of Akron-themed items. Anyone who completes a card wins one item signifying they completed the challenge.

Top stay up on “Eating Downtown” developments and catch videos and photos that celebrate the behind-the-scenes of downtown restaurants, follow Downtown Akron Partnership (@DowntownAkron) and Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau (@AkronSummitCVB) on social media.

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