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:
Downtown: 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, Younkers, 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.
Shop Local with Chamber Bucks
In today’s challenging economic times, please remember to shop locally. These businesses are the ones who support non-profit groups, youth ball teams and fine arts programs. Chamber Bucks are a gift certificate currency that is produced and distributed through the Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce. They are available in $5 and $10 increments and can be used at any Grand Island/Hall County business; however, Chamber business partners are more familiar with the Chamber Bucks program so shop these businesses first! For a complete listing of Chamber Partners, go to www.gichamber.com/business-directory.
Who can purchase Chamber Bucks
Anyone can purchase Chamber Bucks, year-round, with cash, check or credit card payment. The Chamber can process an order as small as $5 or as large as you would like – 24 hour advance notice is appreciated for large orders.
How to use Chamber Bucks
Chamber Bucks are a great option during gift-giving season. Purchase Chamber Bucks to serve as annual bonuses, safety awards, Christmas, birthday or anniversary gifts.
Chamber Bucks are redeemable for merchandise and services, dollar for dollar. Simply present the Chamber Bucks at the time of purchase for payment. Each Chamber Buck is stamped with an issue date when purchased and must be redeemed within one year.
If interested in purchasing Chamber Bucks or for more information, contact the Chamber at 308.382.9210 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.