Coupons urge residents to 'Dine in Downey'

DOWNEY - Approximately 40 restaurants have chosen to participate in the city's "Dine-In-Downey" promotion that encourages residents to stay local and purchase their meals from restaurants within the city's borders.The program, conceived last year by Mayor Mario Guerra following the city's 3-day boil-water order, which forced the closure of almost all Downey restaurants, launched today and runs through May 17. Residents can save 10 percent off their meal by clipping coupons good for participating restaurants. The coupons are available in local newspapers (including the Patriot) through ad space purchased by the city and online at Coupons will also be available at tomorrow's Downey Street Faire. The city will install 50 new street banners along Firestone Boulevard advertising "Dine-In-Downey." Promotional materials were also inserted into residents' utility bills.

********** Published: May 1, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 2