|Franklin Downtown Partnership|
"Partnership members, speaking at the organization's Thursday morning session, said they had been in touch with the college about creating a formal program - to be called something along the lines of "Dean Discounts" - to attract students. The college will resume classes on Tuesday.
"Our members can offer a discount to students," partnership Executive Director Lisa Piana said, noting that, while the original plan was a blanket discount, it had been loosened somewhat. "(The business owners) come up with the discount - 10 percent off, buy one get one or something else."
Piana said the plan would be to have a visual marker - possibly a paw print sticker - at the business to indicate that it participates in the program."Continue reading the article online