Small Glasgow businesses enjoy traction from square lights and 80-vendor event

GLASGOW, Ky. – Thursday Glasgow celebrates Sip, Shop and Stroll event in the square. Around 80 vendors set up shop, and people can go support them as well as the small businesses inside the shops.

One of these small businesses is Danny Williams’ Fine Arts Bistro. Danny and his 12-year-old son, Jay love seeing the tourism in Glasgow, and are excited for the crowd this event will draw toward their restaurant.

“It means amazing things. It means more people, more money, more business into the town, and it’s been great. We’ve had lots of new folks coming in. New faces come in for breakfast and lunch at the Fine Arts Bistro,” Danny Williams said.

“I really love the events on the square. All of them are really nice. I really like going around, looking at all the stuff they have, and hanging with friends,” said Jay. 

Along with the event, the square also has new string lights running across buildings. More string lights are soon to come.

County Judge-Executive Michael Hale said the reason for these lights to make the downtown look inviting.

“Your downtown square is the heart of your community. And obviously everyone knows your small businesses are the backbone of your community,” Hale said.

People who enjoy take pictures at the event can tag their posts #sipshopstroll.