Midtown launches virtual bingo to support businesses. Winner gets the ‘Virgina St.’ sign


The Midtown District is launching a business bingo game to help support local restaurants, bars and shops. 

The Midtown District, in partnership with Tolles Development Company, launched a community bingo game on Instagram in support of local restaurants and businesses in Midtown as they cope with closures and restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak. 

The winner of Midtown Bingo will become the proud owner of the infamous “Virgina St.” sign that was misprinted late last year. Councilmember Neoma Jardon donated the sign to the effort. 

Participants will have the opportunity to order take-out/to-go items or support a Midtown District business by following directions on the bingo squares, then documenting their progress on Instagram.

Squares include directions like “Pretended I was having brunch at:” and “Shared an online gift card with a friend from:” allowing users to tag the Midtown businesses they are supporting. 

Users are directed to www.renomidtowndistrict.com to see a list of participating businesses. The list is not currently posted on the site, though it is on the Midtown District’s Instagram.

Those who complete five Bingo squares in a row will receive a bingo, and be entered into a drawing to win the infamous street sign.

To qualify, users will need to follow @MidtownDistrictReno and tag them and the Midtown business in their post entries. Make sure to private message the completed Bingo card to @MidtownDistrictReno in order for the judges to see them for longer than 24 hours. The contest will end May 8, 2020. 

For more information about Midtown Bingo, follow @MidtownDistrictReno on Instagram or visit www.renomidtowndistrict.com. 

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