You can now download the new Capitol Hill dollar bills at The Capitol Hill Community Council Web site.
The council will formally unveil the new program tonight at 8p at Perfect Copy & Print on Broadway. While we’re disappointed these CHS suggestions didn’t make the final cut, we’re happy to help celebrate the new Hill “shop local” initiative.
We’re also helping to distribute the bills — here’s a special CHS edition for you to deploy.
The idea of the bills is simple — anybody can print and distribute them and any business can accept them for whatever value they think is fair. The council is suggesting the coupons be good for $1 or 10% off depending on the merchant’s discretion but be ready for a case-by-case situation when you use. The goal is to encourage people to shop in the neighborhood. And to have a little fun.
Here’s a list of pioneer Cap Hill merchants taking the bills, according to the CHCC:
Aprie Clothing – 310 Broadway
Babeland – adult toys – 707 E. Pike St.
Bliss Soap – 619 Broadway E.
Blooms – 433 Broadway E.
Galarias Restaurant – 611 Broadway E.
Broadway Grocery – 327 Broadway E.
GRUV Video – 422 Broadway E.
Harem – Mediterranean Clothes and styles – 617 Broadway E.
India Imports – 124 Broadway E.
Jai Tai Restaurant – 235 Broadway E.
Massai – African Imports – 215 Broadway E.
Seattle Museum of the Mysteries – 623 Broadway E. – full dollar amount
Table 219 Restaurant – 219 Broadway E
Teriyaki & Wok – 324 Broadway E.
Vajra – Incense, gifts and jewelry – 518 Broadway E.
If your favorite shop isn’t on the list, you might want to tell them about the bills and encourage them to put up a sign and take part in the program. Some stores might collect the bills and pass them back out to customers while others will probably be good with seeing your printout. If you’re super artsy, you could also try drawing your own on the spot.