You can sample food from nearly 20 area restaurants during the annual Taste of Downtown, coming this evening to the Argosy Casino Music Hall.  Alton Main Street will benefit from the funds raised during the event that runs from 5-8pm Thursday.  Admission is $15 per person and less than 100 tickets remain.

The event has been a sell out in the past few years, so Alton Main Street Executive Director Sara McGibany suggests you get a ticket soon, which also offers a little extra bonus:

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Also tonight will be the first Third Thursday shopping event of the season.  A total of 18 downtown businesses will be taking part in the return of the special evening event from 5-8pm.  A free shuttle service will run between the participating businesses.  For more details on both events go to


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