Saturday, November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturday – a great chance to support  small businesses.

According to a study by the American Independent Business Alliance, shopping at a locally-owned business yields a 48% return to the community versus a 13.6% return when shopping at a chain store. For restaurants, the return is 65.4% when you dine at a locally-owned space!

And did you know, there are almost 200 businesses on the West Bank, 90% of which are locally owned and operated? Let’s show them some love!

Metro Transit is offering FREE rides along the Green Line to Small Business Saturday shoppers. Click on the image below to redeem your Metro Transit free pass.

Public Transit on the West Bank

Visitors, residents and employees have many ways of getting to the West Bank via mass transit. In addition to several bus lines, the Green Line Light Rail Line AND Blue Line Light Rail connect you to the West Bank / Cedar-Riverside area. (A note – the free transit pass is for the Green Line only.) 

The Green Line

There are so many destinations to choose from – the history of the Capitol City, the cuisine along University Avenue, Downtown MPLS, Lowertown St. Paul, and so much more.  The train operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  You can find out more information about the Green Line from Metro Transit here.

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