Midnight Madness at Davis Square This Thursday
Davis Square businesses will kick off the holiday shopping season with a midnight madness sale.
From Thalia Tringo, of Thalia Tringo & Associates Real Estate.
Somerville, Mass., November 16, 2011 – The Davis Area Resident/Business Initiative (DARBI) annual December Midnight Madness shopping event will take place from 6 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, Dec. 1.
At least 14 local businesses, primarily retail stores and restaurants, will take part.
Shoppers will be able to visit such Davis Square favorites as Dave’s Fresh Pasta, Magpie, Artifaktori, Kickass Cupcakes, Davis Squared, When Pigs Fly, The Boston Shaker, Suneri, Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club, Buffalo Exchange, Found, Comicazi and Sunshine Lucy’s.
In addition, Zipcar will have a special booth set up in Statue Park throughout the event.
Many retailers will offer live music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks to keep the atmosphere lively. Dave’s
Fresh Pasta will offer samples and tastings from several local and regional suppliers of fine food and drink. Johnny D’s will offer free admission to midnight madness shoppers and $1 hot dogs all evening.
Thalia Tringo Real Estate will host an art opening, “Elements and Artifacts,” featuring photographs by T.L. Litt and food and drink from local eateries. Some businesses will offer coupons or specials to shoppers during the event.
Participating retailers include:
Artifaktori: art, antiques, clothing and shoes
The Boston Shaker: cocktail supply shop
Buffalo Exchange: consignment store offering an ever-changing inventory, including designer wear,
basics, vintage, jeans and jewelry
Comicazi: winner of the 2011 Dig This! Awards for best comic shop; a leading collectibles emporium,
featuring an amazing selection of comics, graphic novels, toys, games and more
Dave’s Fresh Pasta: homemade pasta and sandwiches
Davis Squared: sun, modern gifts for him, her, house and baby
Found: new designer clothing consignment store
Johnny D’s: Davis Square’s iconic nightclub, hosting local, regional and national acts with a restaurant
offering dinner and specializing in weekend brunch
Kickass Cupcakes: maximum cupcake satisfaction
Magpie: gifts made by emerging local artists and artisans
Suneri: fashionable clothing, jewelry and shoes, featuring work from emerging designers
Sunshine Lucy’s: furniture store
Thalia Tringo & Associates Real Estate: on the bike path, specializing in residential sales in the greater
Somerville area and featuring rotating exhibits of the work of local artists
When Pigs Fly: old-world style artisan breads using the finest organic, natural ingredients
Zipcar: the quick, easy and eco-friendly way to enjoy all the benefits of 24-hour access to a vehicle of
your choice without any of the hassles of ownership.
DARBI is a nonprofit organization that works with residents and businesses to make Davis Square a great place to live, work, shop and visit. For more information on “Midnight Madness” and DARBI, please visit www.YourDavisSquare.com.