BUCKTOWN — This month, pedestrians and cyclists may notice small, quarter-shaped navy blue magnets with red hearts scattered along The Bloomingdale Trail.
Pocket those magnets, because they’re part of a Valentine’s Day-themed treasure hunt.
During the month of February, the magnets can be redeemed for a discount at one of several participating shops and restaurants near the trail. The magnets are fittingly inscribed with the message, “You found love on the Bloomingdale Trail.”
On its website, the Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail Park Advisory Council referred to the campaign with the phrase, “love is local.” Busy Beaver Buttons supplied the magnets.
As of Tuesday, 11 businesses were participating in the treasure hunt. (If more join in, the advisory council will update its website).
Participating shops are offering the following deals for those who snag a magnet:
The Stop Along (1812 N. Milwaukee Ave.) Free small garlic knots
Damn Fine Coffee (3317 W. Armitage Ave.) Free small coffee
Juice Rx (1880 N. Damen Ave.) Half-price juice or smoothie
Smart Bike Parts (3031 W. Armitage Ave.) $5 of free labor or $5 off any bike repair
Irazu Costa Rican Restaurant (1865 N. Milwaukee Ave.) Free sweet plantains
East Hill Tea Co. (1816 N. Milwaukee Ave.) $2 off full tea ceremony
Logan Parlor (3251 W. Fullerton Ave.) $15 off a haircut or color
Club Lucky (1824 W. Wabansia Ave.) Free bruschetta appetizer
The Laboratory (2349 W. North Ave.) 15 percent off Glow-in-the-Dark workshop on Feb. 23.
Quilombo (1757 N. Kimball Ave.) 25 percent off any class
Wolfbait & B-girls (3131 W. Logan Blvd.) 20 percent off a single item
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