Shop the Block to Inject $13,000 into Downtown Bentonville Businesses this Weekend


Downtown Bentonville Inc.’s Shop the Block promotion is poised to distribute $13,000 to participating Downtown Bentonville shops, restaurants, and businesses this weekend (March 12-14). 

The Shop the Block promotion was created by Downtown Bentonville Inc. to stimulate shopping and dining at locally-owned businesses affected by a full year of COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.  

Registered participants will receive $30 Downtown Dollars to spend like cash at participating businesses and restaurants through the close of business on Sunday, March 14th.   

“It’s been exactly one year since our downtown began to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as it crept across our community,” said DBI Executive Director Andrew Heath. “Downtown Bentonville Inc. and our partners The Walmart Museum and First Security Bank want to encourage the community to continue to safely shop, dine, and support our downtown retail shops and restaurants.” 

Downtown Bentonville Inc. is a non-profit organization that builds and promotes a welcoming and lively downtown through experiences, education, and storytelling. 

“This year, the story downtown has been our small business owners and their perseverance. They are our neighbors; our kids go to school with their kids, they go to our churches, come to our community events, and have a passion for making our downtown incredible. DBI wanted to create an experience that simply gives them what they need -- a boost in sales.” said DBI Communications Director Dana Sargent Schlagenhaft.

Downtown Bentonville Inc. plans to offer additional Shop the Block promotions in the future. Registration, rules, and a list of participating businesses can be found at