CHICO, Calif. - A push to help local shops and restaurants stay open is helping businesses in downtown Chico this holiday season.
The Downtown Chico Business Association created a way for people to shop local during the pandemic.
With the holidays coming up, people are using it more than ever.
The Downtown Chico Online Marketplace is a way for people to shop at local stores and restaurants all in one location while still following the pandemic guidelines.
David Selkirk, co-owner of Upper Park Clothing, said online shopping has not only helped them stay in business for the past six months, but it has benefited them more this holiday season.
"I think we will be staying afloat," he told us. "I think our online sales will help with that and the downtown one just helps boost it a little bit more."
Selkirk also said that regardless of the holiday season, it helped let people know they are not just a brick and mortar store.
Currently, over 32 retailers and 50 restaurants are selling their products HERE.