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Railroad Square shops to host virtual treasure hunt Labor Day weekend

Posted at 5:27 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 17:27:25-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Businesses in Railroad Square are coming together and finding a unique way to get customers back inside.

Shops in this district used to draw crowds of people every first Friday of the month, but things are different because of the pandemic.

The area hasn't had a "First Friday" since March, making it financially difficult for businesses to stay open.

Halisi Africa and other stores got together and came up with the idea to host a virtual treasure hunt.

It encourages people to visit shops and businesses in the district while having a good time.

All you need is your phone and your thinking cap.

"You have a starting location, which is one of the shops," said Bryant Shaw, the co-owner of Halisi Africa. "They'll give you a map and all of the treasures are inside different shops. There are things you're going to have to take a picture of. So it's a virtual treasure hunt. You don't have to grab anything."

The treasure hunt begins Friday and will last through the weekend. The winner takes home a gift basket filled with lots of good stuff.

You can find more information about the treasure hunt by clicking here.