New Downtown Collective Presents: MELT
The owners of various restaurants, bars, shops and theaters along with the El Paso Downtown Management District invite you to Melt, a downtown open house event with food, drink, and hotel specials, free craft beer tastings, giveaways, and live entertainment. Melt will be held on the last Saturday of every month and focuses on highlighting the “new wave” independent businesses of downtown. Melt: Last Saturdays Downtown, officially kicks off on Saturday, June 29, 2013.
Restaurants will have a 15% discount off menu items, bars will serve $3 bottles and/or pints of the craft beer of the month, and The Gardner Hotel and Camino Real will be implementing reduced rates for the night. There will also be live bands and DJs with retail shops providing information for the event, as well as craft beer tastings.
“I envision a day when people get in their cars or on their bikes and just head downtown without any particular place in mind,” said Hector Saenz, owner of the Hello Day Cafe and partial founder of the event. “Downtown becomes the destination.”
The idea came about as the owners of Hello Day Cafe, Tabla, and Pot au Feu began a loose collective of downtown business owners, who were soon inspired to create the event in order to have one day of the month where the people of El Paso could explore and familiarize themselves with downtown and all it has to offer. They have also partnered with the El Paso Downtown Management District, The City of El Paso KickstArt program and L&F Distributors to help fund and organize the event. “These guys, in many ways, are changing the business pattern for Downtown.” Said Verónica Soto, Executive Director of the Downtown Management District.
June Melt Info:
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Time: 3PM – 2AM
Location: Downtown El Paso
Participants: Bowie Feathers, La Casa del Puro, Gardner Hotel, Hello Day Cafe, Loft Light Studio, The Network, La Oveja, The Percolator, Pot au Feu, SoHo, Tabla, Tea + Garden, Tricky Falls
Schedule: tba @ http://www.facebook.com/MeltDowntownEP