Downtown Dining Challenge encouraging support for local bars and restaurants

MARQUETTE — A social media challenge is encouraging Marquette residents to shop local.

The Downtown Dining Challenge, first launched by the Marquette Downtown Development Authority, is challenging people to support local bars and restaurants.

According to the Marquette City Mayor, helping each other during a time of need is nothing new to the area.

“We really come together when we need to,” said Mayor Jenna Smith. “This is a time when we really do need the community to step up and help each other out. It’s something that’s easy to do, it’s obviously delicious. We’ve got a lot of great restaurants downtown that have a variety of food. It’s certainly something that folks are willing to step up and support, and I would encourage folks to do so.”

In order to participate in the challenge, order take–out from your favorite local bar or restaurant.

Post pictures of your order with the #downtowndiningchallenge and #downtownmarquette.

Tag two of your friends, so they can do the same.