Gift shops, galleries and restaurants tempting us with free prizes. There was some amplified music, balloons and a fair amount of people wandering around with diddly bobber antennae (was that the prize?).
To help revive a struggling downtown Pacific Grove, some business owners have come up with a unique idea they’re hoping will draw customers.
Friday night, more than 50 businesses on and around Lighthouse Avenue will take part in the city’s, and perhaps the county’s, first-ever public scavenger hunt, billed as a “Scavenger Hunt with a Twist.”
“It’s a great way for people to get to know downtown P.G. while having a ball and maybe winning a fabulous prize to boot,” said Sally Aberg, one of the event’s coordinators.
The way the game works, Aberg said, is participants will receive a game card with 53 clues and riddles about each participating store, restaurant and gallery. The game will take place April 18 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Meanwhile, up on Forest Hill, Trader Joe has a packed parking lot all day. What do they have that downtown doesn’t? STUFF THAT PEOPLE WANT.