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Grand Island serves as a regional retail hub for a 33 county area with a population of 308,000. For area residents and visitors alike, Grand Island offers a diverse array of shopping experiences with options ranging from national brand stores to locally owned boutique shops. The shopping options range from national brand stores to locally owned boutique shops. Together, shopping in Grand Island offers a variety, convenience, and value. There is something for everyone.

Shopping districts include the following:

downtownDowntown: Downtown Grand Island features an interesting mix of retail shops including home furnishings, art, interior décor, books, music, antiques, and more.

Locust Street: The Locust Street corridor just north of Interstate 80 Exit 314 to the downtown features an assortment of specialty shops, dining, hotels, and services. Many of these are in the immediate vicinity of Fonner Park and the Heartland Events Center.

Highway 281 Corridor: This corridor is a shopping mecca featuring hundreds of retail shops, restaurants, and services. The anchor of this corridor is the Conestoga Mall – the largest indoor mall between Lincoln and Denver, with over 545,000 square feet. The Mall has five major anchor stores – Dillards, Best Buy, Sears, and JC Penny. Also in this area are dozens of retail strip centers. Combined, the 281 corridor is home to dozens of national brand retailers and locally owned specialty shops.

November 24th is Small Business Saturday

Do you have a small business? You are invited to team up with other local businesses here in the Grand Island area to encourage our community to shop locally this Holiday Season and drive more traffic to your store. Small Business Saturday is the equivalent to “Black Friday”  
for the local businesses in and around Grand Island.

 Participation is FREE for all businesses. Click here to see if you qualify. You will receive all of the promotional materials needed to make Shop Small a success. To participate, your business will need to offer a special or discount for the customers who shop that day. Not open on Saturdays? Simply leave the sign up in your window and run your promotion on another day.

 As a small business, it’s tough to compete with Black Friday deals. Be creative when selecting your promotion. Whether it is a discount, BOGO, or free gift, customers will appreciate the offer and return the appreciation by shopping with you.

E-mail this application along with your “business selfie” to Kim, and we will send you everything you need to make Small Business Saturday a success for your business.


 We’ve got the tools to make your Small Business Saturday a success!

Use the Shop Small Studio to customize FREE downloadable marketing materials to help attract more customers to your business on November 24!

Click here to get started!


Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce
309 West Second Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: 308.382.9210
Fax: 308.382.1154