Downtown Dollars are gift cards that can be used throughout the downtown at any location. These multi-merchant gift certificates are paper and behave just like cash– making them the perfect gift for employees, teachers, coaches, students, and anyone who enjoys downtown Alpena and shops local.

Downtown Dollars are available in $5 or $10 increments. The DDA is also happy to prepare large orders! Downtown Dollars can be purchased at the following locations:

  • DDA Office (124 E. Chisholm St.)
  • Chamber of Commerce (235 W. Chisholm St.)
  • Bolenz Jewelry (131 W. Chisholm St).

The DDA does not keep any of the money from sales nor do they charge a fee per transaction or for businesses to participate. The DDA is responsible for designing and printing the gift certificates, selling gift certificates, and reimbursing businesses who receive them as a payment method.


Alpena Furniture
Art in the Loft
As You Wish Gourmet Eatery
The Black Sheep Pub
Blue Phoenix Books
Bob’s Bullpen
Bolenz Jewelry
Downtown 76
Downtown Scoops
Forty-Five North Art Gallery
The Fresh Palate
Garant’s Office Supply
Great Lakes Divers
Harborside Cycle and Sport
JJ’s Steak & Pizza
John A. Lau Saloon
Lasting Expressions
The Local Basket Case
Mango’s Tequila Bar
Masters’ Shoes
McDonald Auto
Myer’s Furs & Fashion
My Front Porch Décor by Tathia
My Glass Wings
Olivet Book & Gift
Rusty Petunias Marketplace
Salon 125
Sanctuary Store
Save a Lot
Soaps & Such
The State Theater
Thunder Bay Theatre
Thunder Bay Winery
Traveling Ladders
Yarns to Go