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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

And the winner is…

Do you have an awesome business idea? Do you want to open your business in a prime location in Downtown Hot Springs? Is there a new kind of business you want to see in Downtown Hot Springs?

“Will You Be My Neighbor?” is letting YOU choose what business will go downtown!

Toddy Pitard, Owner of Lauray’s the Diamond Center in downtown Hot Springs, wants YOU to be his new neighbor! The retail space at 406 Central Ave. two doors down from Lauray’s is available for lease. In partnership with the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, Lauray’s is hosting a contest to let the public choose the next new business downtown.

How it works

We’re asking YOU to submit your best business idea for the space. You can choose to operate the business and lease the space with your idea, or Toddy can take your idea and run with it if you don’t want to manage it. From now until May 1st, entrepreneurs can submit the business they wish to see in this building. We will then vet the ideas and release the finalists to the public.

From May 12th – May 18th we want the people of Hot Springs to vote for their favorite idea! Each vote costs $1 and the public may vote as many times as they’d like. All proceeds raised will be donated to the match fund that is providing grocery assistance to people in Garland County who have experienced a loss or reduction of employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special Twist!

Lauray’s will be giving away a $1,000 shopping spree to one lucky member of the public who votes! A winner will be chosen at random from all of the votes that were cast for the WINNING business idea. (Voting will not open until May 12th)

The winning business idea and the winner of the $1,000 Lauray’s shopping spree will be announced on Facebook Live in full reality show style on May 21st!