Doors Open Jamestown Recap

(L to R): Lauren Johnson, Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce; Lisa Hatch, Jamestown Renaissance Corporation; Kevin Karr, raffle winner; Steve Trapani, Discount Discs – Collector’s Paradise; Michael Streed, DoubleTree by Hilton Jamestown; Brandon Wade, DoubleTree by Hilton Jamestown

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Jamestown Renaissance Corporation

Another successful Doors Open Jamestown brought over 1,000 people downtown on Saturday, January 20. Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) and Jamestown Up Close would like to thank all of the participating attractions, restaurants, retailers, and most importantly the people that came out to support the event. JRC would also like to thank the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce for their continued sponsorship.

Each of the 16 attractions in the Greater Jamestown Area provided free admission and distributed enough giveaways to create a free raffle at each location. Each attraction drew their own winner and presented them with their prize.

This was the first year of an additional raffle to encourage participants to spend money downtown or at the attractions they are visiting. “We wanted everyone to realize they just received a great day of free entertainment and then take advantage of their savings to buy a souvenir or tickets from an attraction, a meal from a locally owned restaurant, or a great gift from one of our downtown retailers,” said Zach Agett, Marketing and Events Manager at JRC.

The winner of this raffle was Kevin Karr of Jamestown, who turned in a receipt from Discount Discs – Collector’s Paradise. Kevin’s prize included a one night stay at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Jamestown, slated to open this summer, a $50 Shoptauqua Gift Card courtesy of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce, $50 to a restaurant of his choice, and $50 to a retailer of his choice. Kevin elected to receive his gifts from Brazil and Discount Discs – Collector’s Paradise.

At Jamestown Renaissance Corporation we make Jamestown better through inspiration, action, and celebration. Keep an eye out for Doors Open next year, and continue to support our local attractions, retailers, and restaurants. For more information on JRC special events email