WASHINGTON DC - 01/22/2019 (PRDistribution.com)
City Walker and Eastern Market Main Street announce partnership that brings hyper-local technology to a DC landmark (WASHINGTON, DC) – City Walker and Eastern Market Main Street are proud to announce a new collaboration connecting local businesses and the people around them. City Walker offers tourists and residents a new way to experience cities with an alternative and hyper-local tourism app. This focus on authentic, localized experiences created an easy fit with the mission of Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS), a designated DC Main Streets program working to support and promote small businesses on Capitol Hill. Together, the partnership will grow locals’ awareness of the great small businesses surrounding them. The custom hyper-local experience, which highlights EMMS businesses when you launch the app within the geo-fenced area, also encourages tourists who are visiting the nearby Capitol to visit the wealth of dining and shopping that is only a few blocks away.
As more commerce is done online, EMMS and City Walker are showcasing the convenience and importance of shopping local. Neighborhood businesses carry similar products and are only a short walk away – shopping at a local business saves on shipping, supports local economy, and keeps dollars in the neighborhood. The Eastern Market Main Street experience in the City Walker product covers 2nd & East Capitol St to 2nd & Pennsylvania Ave up to 9th & Pennsylvania Ave back over to 9th and East Capitol.
Eastern Market Main Street (EMMS) is a designated DC Main Streets program working on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. EMMS supports small businesses and fosters a vibrant, neighborhood-serving corridor through public and private space improvements, capacity-building resources for businesses, and promotional events and campaigns. The mission of EMMS is to capitalize on our historic assets and entrepreneurial culture to promote, retain, and attract diverse, small businesses through the Main Street Four-Point Approach: Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Vitality.
About City Walker
City Walker is a free, hyper local review platform available on iOS and Android that answers the question where would a local go within a 15 minute walking distance of your current location. Our focus remains on the walking distance because we believe that to truly immerse yourself in a city you have to experience it just as those who live there, one step at a time. Most travel apps and review sites are driven by marketing dollars and reviews of anyone who has wandered into town but City Walker is curated by neighborhood residents and their opinions. This enables us to surface businesses that have been blessed by the locals. Businesses can focus on providing a great customer experience and lets the customers speak on their behalf. Not to mention – gets people walking!