Duchess of Downtown

New Tacoma

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In a Nutshell

Guided tour of locally owned retail shops in Tacoma

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 16, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

  • One Art Bus Tour Tacoma, Valid Thursday

A Chat with Duchess of Downtown

What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Holiday Shopping as a group sport! But in a low pressure and fun way. We feature the unique locally owned shops that you won't find at the mall with exquisite selections of holiday gifts that make a lasting impression. Support for local businesses is also a gift to our community because shopping locally keeps more money circulating in our local economy and it keeps our shopping experiences here in Tacoma unique and locally flavored! There is no other tour like this! Plus we have celebrity tour guides, free pizza, gift bags for everyone. and did I mention raffle prizes too?

What was the inspiration to start or run this business? We want to make it easy and fun to discover the great small businesses and artists in Tacoma. Every tour we overhear someone say, "I never even knew this was here!" and because of that, it never gets old for us!

What do you love most about your job? We've been doing this for over 6 years and every single tour is completely different and always a blast! We get to see what people in Tacoma are creating which is always an inspiration. We get to meet the local celebrities and get to know them over the course of the night. Giving away prizes is also something I love doing!

What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? Life long friendships have been formed. One couple who came on the tour as a first date came back later when it was time for the proposal - that was super fun! Its always great to see the look of awe when people enter a new space for the first time and when the line at the register is 20 people deep - we know we've hit a home run.


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