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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Summer is always slow for businesses here in Tucson, especially for those already hurting from streetcar construction, but now there is a new way to give customers the incentive to come out and buy.  It is a discount card. 

The card is $5 to buy it, but will save customers at more than 100 businesses along the streetcar route.  Another selling point is the card is good all summer long - from June to the end of August.  Customers who have the card will get from 10 to 50 percent off food or retail purchases at businesses along the route.  Four downtown shopping districts are participating - the Fourth Avenue area, Main Gate Square, Downtown and Mercado San Agustin, just west of I-10 and Congress.

This will be the first time all four districts have come together in a way that will help all businesses involved.  Some of those businesses are already seeing results.

"We're seeing new customers daily because we've promoted the Connect in the City Card.  It's just something we can give back to our customers," said Erika Munoz, co-owner of Seis Kitchen.

While the streetcar will not be open to the public until the end of July, this new discount card allows businesses to get customers through their doors.

For a list of businesses that are selling the card and to purchase one online go to - www.tucsonsummer.com.

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