5 Reasons to Shop Local

The spirit of downtown Auburn cannot be replicated. It is truly a special place. A big part of what makes downtown so special are the local businesses. Are you supporting your local businesses? Here are our top five reasons for shopping local.

Tax-free Weekend: What is considered tax-free?

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The state of Alabama is holding tax-free weekend July 19th-21st. This allows you to purchase school supplies and clothing without taxes. Even if you are not heading “back to school” you can still take advantage of this weekend’s savings. Here is what is considered tax-free that you can get in downtown:

  • dresses

  • shorts

  • pants/jeans

  • shoes

  • skirts

  • belts

  • caps

  • jackets

  • raincoats

  • sandals

  • socks

  • scarves

  • pencils

  • pens

Downtown Merchants Validate Parking

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Next time you head to that parking kiosk, make sure to print a receipt. Participating downtown merchants are now offering parking validation. Simply follow these steps:

1. Park in a numbered parking space in Gay St. lot or on-street space on College or Magnolia

2. Enter parking number at electronic kiosk and pay for parking.

3. Request receipt after paying.

4. Present current parking receipt at a participating business when checking out.

The receipt must be a current receipt and participating business will keep the receipt at check out.

Our parking meters are a form of parking management that discourages long-term use of the most convenient on-street parking by downtown employees and university patrons and helps ensure that these most desirable spaces are available for our retail and restaurant customers. A two-hour parking limit is enforced from 8 a.m.-6 p.m Monday through Friday. Metered parking is free after 6 p.m. and on weekends.

Participating Merchants:

Auburn Popcorn Company: Validate $1 for $10 purchase & $2 for $20 purchase.

Beachfitters Sunglasses: Will validate up to $2 with purchase of a pair of sunglasses.

Behind the Glass: Will validate up to $2 with any purchase.

Cellairis: Will validate up to $2 with $20 purchase or more.

Charming Oaks: Up to $2 with $15 purchase or more.

Elisabet Boutique: Will validate up to $2 with $20 purchase or more.

Ellie Clothing: Will validate up to $2 with $20 purchase or more.

fab’rik: Will validate up to $2 with $20 purchase or more.

Freeze Yogurt: Will validate up to $2 with $20 purchase or more.

Frutta Bowls: Validate $1 for $10 purchase & $2 for $20 purchase.

Mellow Mushroom: Will offer a $1 or $2 voucher to use at your next visit.

STAMP: Will validate up to $2 with $10 purchase or more.

Tacorita: Will offer a $1 or $2 voucher to use at your next visit.

University Donut Company: Validate $1 for $10 purchase & $2 for $20 purchase.

Ware Jewelers: Will validate up to $2 with any purchase

Wrapsody: Will validate up to $2 with a $25 purchase or more.


Come Home to the Corner: Football Season 2018

It's our favorite time of the year here in Auburn and the downtown merchants look forward to welcoming you home to the corner. We have new parking regulations, transit options and some fun events planned this season. 

Changes to Downtown Parking Regulations

Changes to downtown parking are underway. A press release from The City of Auburn is below with all the details on these new downtown parking regulations.