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DARBI Annual Event Midnight Madness--Davis Square Opens Its Doors for Festive Late Night Shopping
Local Businesses Offer Exclusive Sales and Socializing for Holiday Shoppers
Canned Food Drive to benefit Somerville Homeless Coalition at 5:30 pm
The Davis Area Resident/Business Initiative (DARBI) (YourDavisSquare.com) announces its annual December Midnight Madness shopping event, offering exclusive sales until midnight at a collection of Davis Square retail stores and restaurants, on Thursday, December 6, 2012.
Between the hours of 6 p.m. and 12:00 midnight, shoppers will be able to shop at such Davis Square favorites as Artifaktori, Comicazi, Magpie, Davis Squared, Dave’s Fresh Pasta (open only til 10 PM), Kickass Cupcakes, and When Pigs Fly, as well as newer retailers in the Square including The Boston Shaker, Found, Maximum Hesh, Sunshine Lucy’s, and What’s Nü. Many retailers will offer live music, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks to keep the atmosphere lively. Dave’s Fresh Pasta will offer their popular wine and cheese tastings. Some Davis Square restaurants will offer coupons or specials to shoppers during the event.
To kick off the event, the public is invited to bring canned goods to Thalia Tringo & Associates Real Estate (TTRE) office at 128 Willow Ave. (on the bike path) at 5:30pm for the Somerville Homeless Coalition(SomervilleHomelessCoalition.org). TTRE will host an art opening of "Fracture", paintings by Alyson Schultz, with beverages and hors d'ouevres. The office will also sell Mr. Davis t-shirts, caps, and bibs to benefit DARBI.
Participating businesses include:
Artifaktori – Art, antiques, clothing, and shoes (Artifaktori.com)
The Boston Shaker - cocktail supply shop (TheBostonShaker.com)
Comicazi - Winner of the 2011 Dig This! Awards for best comic shop, Comicazi is one of the region's leading collectibles emporium, featuring an amazing selection of comics, graphic novels, toys, games and more (comicazi.com)
Dave's Fresh Pasta - Homemade pasta and sandwiches (DavesFreshPasta.com)
Davis Squared – Fun, modern gifts for him, her, house, and baby (DavisSquared.com)
Found – New designer clothing consignment store (SomervilleFound.com)
Kickass Cupcakes – Maximum cupcake satisfaction (KickassCupcakes.com)
Magpie - Gifts made by emerging local artists and artisans (Magpie-Store.com)
Maximum Hesh - Gifts made by emerging local artists and artisans (MaximumHesh.com)
Sunshine Lucy’s –furniture store (SunshineLucys.com)
Thalia Tringo & Assoicates Real Estate - featuring art opening of "Fractures", paintings by Alyson Schultz and sales of Mr. Davis t-shirts, caps, and bibs (ThaliaRealtor.com)
What’s Nü? –clothing & accessories (whats-nu.biz)
When Pigs Fly - Old-world style artisan breads using the finest organic, natural ingredients (SendBread.com)
This much-loved event is a great opportunity for people of all ages to shop for holiday gifts in a festive atmosphere during extended hours.
Davis Square, Somerville
Thursday, December 6, 2012
6 p.m. – Midnight
DARBI is a non-profit 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 the Davis Area Resident/Business Initiative, please visit www.YourDavisSquare.com.
More About Davis Square
Davis Square is a commercial district located between Tufts University and the Somerville-Cambridge border. It is home to cafes, restaurants, theaters, clothing and sundry shops. Office space and high-end housing also is available. The Square also hosts festivals each year, such as the Art Beat, Honk! and Open Studios.