Howard County voucher program aimed at boosting holiday shopping in historic Ellicott City

Howard officials want last-minute holiday shoppers to visit historic Ellicott City. And they’re willing to sweeten the deal with cash.

County Executive Calvin Ball on Friday announced a collaboration with the nonprofits Visit Howard County and Ellicott City Partnership to give 1,500 spending vouchers — at $10 each — that can be used in more than 20 shops along Main Street through 2 p.m. Dec. 24.

“These businesses persevered through the floods of 2018 and 2016,” said Amanda Hoff, executive director of Visit Howard County during a press conference on Friday. “Our hope is that those who receive the vouchers will spend beyond the $10 in support of the businesses.

“We also hope that anyone who does not receive a voucher will take some time to explore, pick up a last minute gift or two, get a bite to eat, visit a free museum or better yet, all of the above,” she said.

The program will be paid for by Visit Howard County, according to Alexandra Bresani, a spokesman for the county. Vouchers are available on a first come, first serve basis at the Welcome Center on Main Street between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more details, call Visit Howard County at 410-313-1900 or go to visithowardcounty.com/see-what-new-in-old-ellicott-city/.

The vouchers can be used at these establishments:

  • Attic Antiques
  • Be Blends on Main
  • Clipper's Canine Cafe
  • Discoveries
  • Classic Plastic Bricks
  • Ellicott Mills Brewing Company
  • Georgia Grace Cafe
  • Gloss Hair
  • StudioJaxon
  • EdwinLamp & Gift
  • La Palapa Grill & Cantina
  • Little Market Cafe
  • Main Street Oriental Rugs
  • Manor Hill Tavern
  • Matcha Time Cafe
  • Miss Fit
  • Old Mill Cafe
  • Oriental Art Collection
  • Pam Long Photography
  • Park Ridge Trading Co.
  • Precious Gifts
  • Primitive Beginnings
  • Phoenix
  • Sayre's Eden Boutique
  • Southwest Connection
  • Su Casa
  • Sunflower Trading Company
  • Sweet Elizabeth Jane
  • Sweet Cascades, LLC
  • Syriana Cafe and Gallery
  • Taylor's Collective
  • The Cycle Mill Bike Shop
  • The Gift Shop at EC Pops
  • The Wine Bin
  • Wind River Clothing & Gift

Attic AntiquesBe Blends on MainClipper's Canine CafeDiscoveriesClassic Plastic BricksEllicott Mills Brewing CompanyGeorgia Grace CafeGloss HairStudioJaxonEdwinLamp & GiftLa Palapa Grill & CantinaLittle Market CafeMain Street Oriental RugsManor Hill TavernMatcha Time CafeMiss FitOld Mill CafeOriental Art CollectionPam Long PhotographyPark Ridge Trading Co.Precious GiftsPrimitive BeginningsPhoenixSayre's Eden BoutiqueSouthwest ConnectionSu CasaSunflower Trading CompanySweet Elizabeth JaneSweet Cascades, LLCSyriana Cafe and GalleryTaylor's CollectiveThe Cycle Mill Bike ShopThe Gift Shop at EC PopsThe Wine BinWind River Clothing & GiftAttic AntiquesBe Blends on MainClipper's Canine CafeDiscoveriesClassic Plastic BricksEllicott Mills Brewing CompanyGeorgia Grace CafeGloss HairStudioJaxonEdwinLamp & GiftLa Palapa Grill & CantinaLittle Market CafeMain Street Oriental RugsManor Hill TavernMatcha Time CafeMiss FitOld Mill CafeOriental Art CollectionPam Long PhotographyPark Ridge Trading Co.Precious GiftsPrimitive BeginningsPhoenixSayre's Eden BoutiqueSouthwest ConnectionSu CasaSunflower Trading CompanySweet Elizabeth JaneSweet Cascades, LLCSyriana Cafe and GalleryTaylor's CollectiveThe Cycle Mill Bike ShopThe Gift Shop at EC PopsThe Wine BinWind River Clothing & Gift

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